Silly Short Songs for Silly Short People

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Songs about farts and boogers aren't for all kids.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Almost relentlessly positive messages about grooming and behavior -- but some of the behavior that's discussed (namely, farts, boogers, and the like) may not be the kind of thing some parents want to encourage their kids to have on the brain.

Violence & scariness

There's just one scary monster in the bedroom closet -- and one song about toy guns.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is essentially a collection of 18 ever-popular parental lectures about grooming and behavior trying to disguise themselves as kid-friendly rock songs. Some parents may not want their toddlers and preschoolers listening to songs about farts and boogers -- lest they start repeating all the funny words they hear -- but if you're OK with lyrics about bodily functions, there's nothing age-inappropriate here.

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What's the story?

A decent guitarist who knows his way around a drum machine, Chris Bihuniak was undoubtedly an asset in his high school rock band. And as the father of four young boys he must be more fun than most, turning parental lectures about things like grooming and manners into poems and songs -- as he does in this collection of 18 short ditties.

Unfortunately, though, it's all pretty preachy, and SILLY SHORT SONGS FOR SILLY SHORT PEOPLE falls flat if you don't personally know and love the artist, who actually seems to be a very nice and talented guy.

Is it any good?

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The project would benefit from another musical voice -- 18 songs by one singer with a guitar and a synthesized rhythm section start sounding tediously similar -- and more attention paid to the subtleties of songwriting. Even the songs about boogers, farts, burping, and dirty diapers -- usually a slam-dunk for hitting kids' funny bones -- sound a little listless and should be a lot funnier than they are.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how parents get points across when they need to. Do you think songs like the ones on this CD are an effective way to teach kids about things like manners, hitting, and staying safe?

Music details

Artist:Rock Daddy Rock
Release date:June 17, 2008
Label:4 Boys, inc.
Genre:Children's Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 16 years old Written byTSMLPFAN April 5, 2012
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Most likely to be appreciated by elementary school kids

I'm a 16 year old Pegasister (Loves My Little Pony: Friendship is magic), and I'm in high school (In 11th grade) and to be honest this album is actually kinda fun to listen too. I first listened to this album on my ipod touch at school in the Cafeteria when I was finished with my lunch and didn't get in trouble. The songs were actually 5 words; Funny, Educational, Annoying, Interesting, and Stupid. I finshed listening to the rest of the album on the bus home. I gotta say this album is funny and stupid at the same time. Some of the songs are somewhat educational like "Where is the bathroom?" that teaches kids how to ask for the bathroom in different languages. Some of the songs also help kids get through there chores like Diaper, Your room's a mess, and Dirty nails. I also let my boyfriend listened to this album when we were at the pier. He actually said it reminds him of his middle school days. I don't know if this album can be appreciated by middle school kids though. My boyfriend's favorite song from this album is "Dirty nails" because back when he was middle school he always had dirty nails. LOL! Boy, my boyfriend sure had a suckish time in middle school. But anyway, I really think this album is more for elementary school kids, Middle school kids I don't know, but Preschoolers and toddlers might not understand this album, some of the songs also might scare them like "Time for bed" where they sing about closet monsters. The songs also have a lot of gross out humor that might be inappropriate for younger children like "Diaper, Boogers, Do the burp, Dirty nails etc" but I can handle listen to it even though its not really my thing its still good to listen to once in a blue moon. I also understand that this album genre is rock (Chilren's rock), normally I'm really into Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B, Dubstep etc but then again I can handle listen to it. At least its not Heavy metal (Which I'm really not into). But anyway this album is great, its pretty interesting and has great groming lessons for kids it is also better than Barney's songs which pretty much nobody even listen to anymore.
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Too much swearing

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