Posts Tagged “children’s music”

Valentine’s Day Songs for Children plus Giveaway

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Photo Credit: Phil Onofrio

Photo Credit: Phil Onofrio

Happy Valentine’s Day

Let’s celebrate in Song and with a Giveaway!

So while some might be snowed in and celebrating Valentine’s Day in pajamas and sweats, other families are off to normal routines of school and work but we can agree that whichever scenario we’ve been blessed with – we all want to make Valentine’s Day special for our children.  So between cupcakes and lollypops, consider these really cute songs from Laura Doherty.

“Valentine” is offered on her “Shining Like a Star” album with other catchy kid’s tunes as “Rocket Ship” and “Hula Hoop” and a favorite of ours – “Ferris Wheel” taking us through all sorts of carnival or amusement rides.  Fun stuff.  Laura Doherty’s new collection is called “In a Heartbeat“.  And just in time for Valentine’s Day, the title track fits perfectly with a chorus that describes “when you love someone your heart beats like a drum”.  Love It – but have a listen for yourself, then hop on over to Amazon or to purchase a copy for your family.  Check out the video – I couldn’t resist smiling with all the amazing photos folded into her message of love.  Awesome.

Laura Doherty is from the Chicago area but will be on tour in Philadelphia on March 1st.  We have a giveaway for a family four pack of tickets to her show at World Cafe Live in Philly.  Entry is simple:

1. Required: Leave us a blog comment telling us your favorite song from her “In A Heartbeat” CD after listening to the samples on her website.

2. Optional for additional chance: Tweet this giveaway and leave us a comment that you’ve done such.  #GIVEAWAY Enter to win 4 tickets to Laura Doherty children’s concert – #Phillykidsconcert @LauraDaura @HomeroomAtHome

3. Optional for additional chance: Follow our Facebook page and Laura Doherty‘s Facebook page. Leave us a comment here that you are following Homeroom At Home and Laura Doherty.

4. Return tomorrow and everyday until Feb 22nd to retweet the above. Be sure to leave a blog comment that you’ve done such… each day. (Limit one additional chance per day for tweets.)

One winning family will be drawn at random on Feb 23, 2014.  Our giveaways are never sponsored by Facebook or Twitter. You increase your chances of winning by participating but are not required to “follow”, “like”, “tweet” or subscribe to be entered in the giveaway.

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post and contains affiliate links.  We were either compensated for this article or given complimentary product or tickets for review.  The giveaway is also sponsored.  All opinions expressed herein are strictly my own.

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Children's Music Review: The Cat's Pajamas

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Looking for an upbeat kid’s CD with a hint of more? The Cat’s Pajamas’ Backseat Driver album offers a variety of silly, dance-happy tunes.

From Drop Box

Funky Bear is a jazzy version of the Three Little Bears story and Humpty Dumpty makes it easy to sing along with traditional nursery rhymes. Driving In My Car and Just An Old Jalopy are care-free bop-along songs for fun.

Alphabet Soup is cute going through the alphabet with ingredients for soup and a nice alternative to the traditional ABC song. Building A Better World is a simple song with a strong message of community.

My two favorite tracks on this CD are “Take Time Out” and “How Many People in a Family”. “Take Time Out” holds a great message about staying in control of emotions in frustrating situations (ex: losing at baseball). Kids should have a release outlet for frustrations and this song offers a perfect backdrop for holding such proactive discussions – not that parents couldn’t use a small reminder too. I also really took to “How Many People In A Family” for a very personal reason. When my ex and I separated, I often viewed my single parent household as “broken”. And while this was heartbreaking and difficult, it wasn’t until I finally resolved that our mother-child status was in fact a complete family, were we blessed with the perfect addition to our family. Designed for children, but it sure brought me back and I wish I had come across this song many years ago, and perhaps it would have saved a couple buckets worth of tears.

The Cat’s Pajamas’ Backseat Driver CD can be purchased via Amazon or download individual songs here. Look for additional mention of their albums on Homeroom At Home.

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