Silly Short Songs for Silly Short People

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Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Songs about farts and boogers aren't for all kids.

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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.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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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Teen, 16 years old Written byTSMLPFAN April 5, 2012

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 actual... Continue reading

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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?

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