Sleepytime Lullabies

 
Muzak for toddlers, and that's not a bad thing.

What parents need to know

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Consumerism

A bit of cross-promotion with Columbia artist Brandi Carlile.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that though this CD is put out by Nickelodeon and features Dora the Explorer on the cover, nothing on the album is tied to any of the shows or characters you might expect. Instead, be prepared for extremely relaxing old-school instrumental covers of classic songs like "Moon River" and "Greensleeves," along with a new release by Columbia recording artist Brandi Carlile.

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What's the story?

There's nothing flashy or hip about this collection of 12 vaguely Muzak-like lullabies, but the formula -- gorgeous instrumental versions of tunes like \"You Are So Beautiful\" and \"You've Got a Friend\" -- works like a charm for putting the kids down for a nap.

Is it any good?

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Without the visual backup from the DVD series, My 5 Senses is unable to attract or hold the listener's attention. And it doesn't help that the producers' earnest good intentions seem to get in the way of anybody ever expressing an original musical idea -- or having any fun. The CD insert boasts that "Braincandy cares about helping give children a healthy world to grow up in. That's why the packaging is made with soy-based inks and 30 percent post-consumer recycled material." If only the songs didn't sound so recycled, we might have something here.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why certain music is sleep inducing and why it's nice to drift off listening to pretty songs. You can talk about the artists behind the original versions of the songs (like Carol King and the Beatles) and let your kids hear them and compare. Are there other CDs in your "grown-up" collection that might help send your kids off to sleep?

Music details

Artist:Various Artists
Release date:May 6, 2008
Labels:Columbia, Nick Records
Genre:Children's Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Educator and Parent of a 9 year old Written bywillowfaierie July 30, 2009
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Take dora off put backyardigans on it

the mermaid lullaby is waay better I HATE DORA

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