World of Wonder

Common Sense Media says

Preschool music is cute and sweet but unremarkable.

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What parents need to know

Educational value

Preschool-aged kiddos will love singing about different animals like hippos, monkeys, mice, spiders, and roosters and learning about the world around them.

Positive messages

All of the songs celebrate childhood, nature, and the world around us.

Positive role models

Levy reminds us of the wonders of nature and everyday life.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that World of Wonder is an album that celebrates the world around us through the eyes of a child. The simple lyrics and content are fine for any age, and the sweet melodies make even frightening things like storms and tornadoes a little less scary.

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What's the story?

Alison Faith Levy, formally "Sippy Alison" of The Sippy Cups, sings about the fun and simple pleasures we experience on a daily basis in nature on her album, WORLD OF WONDER. The 11 tracks take listeners on a journey through the rain, a tornado, and the life of a rooster and baby anteater.

Is it any good?

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Levy is a veteran when it comes to kids' music but she falls a little short with World of Wonder. There are moments of cuteness on tracks like "Baby Anteater" and "I Had a Rooster," but many of the other tunes offer repetitive music and generic lyrics that don't really set the album apart from other children's titles. Even the vocals are less than expected at times. It's not an easy task to write children's music that's smart and appropriate without being too juvenile or mind-numbing for parents, but Levy makes only a mediocre impact here.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the role that music plays in a child's life. What kinds of music did you hear today? Are nature sounds, like raindrops dripping and bees buzzing, music too?

  • Think about a specific situation where music influenced you. Do you think there's enough music in children's lives today? What are some easy ways that parents and schools can incorporate music into everyday living and education?

  • How can you make your own music at home with items you have around the house?

Music details

Artist:Alison Faith Levy
Release date:April 1, 2012
Type:Album
Label:Mystery Lawn Music
Genre:Children's Music
Topics:Adventures, Cats, dogs, and mice
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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  • ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
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