Yo Gabba Gabba: Music Is Awesome! Vol. 4

 
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Great lessons for kids and cool bands for parents!

What parents need to know

Educational value

Teaches kids about manners, cleaning up, dinosaurs, and the magic in mixing colors.

Positive messages

Always-positive messages about friendship, cleaning up, manners, and even the importance of rest and eating fruit. "Everybody Has a Talent" encourages kids to embrace their special skills, no matter what they are, because "everybody has something to give, a gift that makes them special and unique."

Positive role models

Yo Gabba Gabba friends always clean up after themselves, help each other, and know the importance of exercise and eating healthy.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

Songs from hit Nick Jr. show and features lots of bands.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that, as always, the eclectic mix of tunes on Yo Gabba Gabba: Music is Awesome! Vol. 4 teaches kids about cleaning up, working together, being healthy, and being a good friend. The lyrics are not only squeaky-clean, but also ones you want your kids singing and remembering, especially during long waits at a restaurant, in the middle of disagreements with a sibling, or when brownies seem like the better choice over broccoli.

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What's the story?

YO GABBA GABBA: MUSIC IS AWESOME! VOL. 4 features the cuddly and colorful Nick Jr. monsters and friends singing 25 tracks from the hit show. Favorites like "Share, ""Balloons," and "Clean it Up" are here, as well as kid-friendly tracks from bands like Metric, Peter Bjorn and John, the Roots, and Paco to teach kids about teamwork, friendship, cleaning up, being healthy, and embracing your talents.

Is it any good?

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If you have kids, you're constantly trying to find ways to teach them small lessons about life without nagging. Yes, singing monsters can try your patience and sanity at times, but the messages that come out of the songs from Yo Gabba Gabba and the impressive group of alt-bands that sing with them here make it a must-have for parents of preschoolers. Tired of reprimanding your kid in a restaurant? "Let's Be Awesome While We Wait" gives them a melody to learn patience. "You Can Do It If You Try" encourages kids to never give up, and "Cover Your Mouth" is a cool reminder about manners and covering up those germy coughs.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what it means to be a good friend. How do you show that you are a good friend? Or good family member? What do you do to help out a friend or relative?

  • One song talks about talents. What is your talent? What are some talents of people in your family? How can you use your talent to help others or to make someone feel better?

  • Does listening to this music make you want to watch the TV show? Would you like this music even if you didn't know about the show?

Music details

Artist:Various Artists
Release date:October 9, 2012
Type:Album
Label:FILTER U.S.
Genre:Children's Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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