Somersault Season

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Fun, educational musical journey through the seasons.

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Encourages kids to listen, think, and move, building confidence and exposure to different ideas and themes.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this CD will take your kids on a musical journey through the seasons, learning new languages along the way. Great for preschoolers and younger grades.

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What's the story?

SOMERSAULT SEASON is spunky artist Laura Freeman's third contribution to the world of children's music.Her 2005 release, Color Wheel Cartwheel, was included in Parenting magazine's, "Baby Must Haves." Somersault Season continues Freeman's unique way of creating an entire CD around one concept. In this case, Freeman takes listeners on a musical journey through each season, discovering new languages, interesting sounds, and ways to wiggle and dance along the way.

Is it any good?

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It's hard to stand out when it comes to children's music, but Laura Freeman does it easily, through kid-silly, engaging vocals, simple lyrics, and great music. Her style is intimate but funny, and has just the right balance of goofiness while still being educational for your kids. She brings the seasons to life with vocal whispers and chorus tweets and rants, and encourages little ones to move, wiggle, listen, and think all at the same time. "My Brother's a Monster," "1,2,3,4," and "Can You Shake It" are interactive, easy, and super-fun. Somersault Season is a delightful breath of fresh air and a musical bonanza that's worthwhile all year-round.

Families can talk about...

  • Do you think listening to music is a better alternative for younger kids, when it comes to media, as opposed to the Internet and TV? Why?

  • What is appropriate media for your child's age?

  • Do you think there is enough kid-friendly, educational music available today? Do you think there is a market for such music?

Music details

Artist:Laura Freeman
Release date:July 14, 2009
Label:Laura Freeman
Genre:Children's Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
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  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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