“Play is the business of children. And Jim’s work demonstrates that music is a very natural medium for playful exploration, leading to engaged learning and even creative thinking.”
– Jon Weber, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
“Jim Gill is single-handedly bringing back the joy of using word play and music as a playground for children and adults to enjoy together. He’s like the crossing guard
at the intersection of words, music and play.”
-Fred Koch, Bestchildrensmusic.com and Chicago Parent magazine
Jim Gill Presents Music Play For Folks Of All Stripes is a wonderful music CD and DVD combination! If you love interactive music for your children, this is definitely for you! I love that it encourages parents to sing a long and act the songs featured in this fantastic collection outwith their kids. Children do learn best by example and nothing makes them happier than one on one time with mom and dad! Didn’t someone say a family that plays together stays together? I guarantee the bond you have with your children will grow even stronger by incorporating this music/dvd into you home collection.
On the included DVD are live-action family play videos of four songs Foot Notes, Beethoven’s Five Finger Play, Truck Stop and Bounces Abundant that each can be on the fifteen track album. There is also a really interesting video of the making of the the song Living Inside a Glass Jar and an interview with Jim Gill himself. If you’d like a sneak peak of the action, be sure to visit Jim’s Youtube channel.
You’ll being introduced to a wide range of musical styles from symphonic music to country to improvised jazz to polka make up the songs on this title. There’s bagpipes, banjos, glass bottles, xylophone styles and so much more. No doubt, there’s something here for everyone and the title got it right when it included music loves of all stripes!
My children are 3 1/2 years old and nine months. Both are quite taken with this CD. My three year old really gets into the physical follow along movements. I love seeing the expression and how drawn in she becomes. My 9 month old son really likes the clapping along songs, especially when I or my daughter join him. He gets so excited! It totally a win with with my kids! And nothing is better than playing with my children and seeing them develop skills that can challenge and shape who they are becoming.
You can learn more about this title at Jim’s website at www.jimgill.com & be sure to check out his Youtube channel too. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to see him on his Fall Tour, be sure to check out his schedule on his website to.
You can purchase Music Play For Folks Of All Stripes for 16.00 on sell right now by clicking here! It would be the perfect cd/dvd collection for home, the classrrom, mommy and me groups, and more! But how about a chance to win one here first, it would make an excellent stocking stuffer!
Disclaimer: I was sent the above product mentioned for review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.