Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Kiddie music that won't kill you

Fischer and I went on a little playdate this morning and I was reminded about a few Children's music CDs that I wanted to mention here.

First is from a funky little group called The Jimmies. I have a copy of the CD on hold for me at the library; I haven't listened to the whole CD yet, however, I really like their song "Do the Elephant". It is all about sneezing and coughing into the crook of your arm. Obviously a good lesson in hygiene and not spreading germs, the tune is catchy and if you act it out with the your little one (tossing your arm/trunk across your face to sneeze or cough into your inner elbow) they might just remember it when it comes time to blow germs! Well maybe after you have modeled it a thousand times, but still... they'll know what you are talking about when you say "honey, do the elephant!" Listen to it on their website or on Amazon.

The second CD is from Ralph's World. The music is quirky and silly, but my favorite is the "Coffee Song". It makes the CD bearable to listen to for mom! It is definitely the kind of song that gets stuck in your head, but it will kind of make you laugh. You can listen to it on his website. Here are the lyrics:
The Coffee Song
(Ralph Covert - Waterdog Music / © 2002 ASCAP)
M-O-M-M-Y needs C-O-F-F-E-E
D-A-D-D-Y needs C-O-F-F-E-E
I love my kid... I love my kid Gosh,
I need love my kid
But I need what I need, and I need a lot of what I need
M-O-M-M-Y needs C-O-F-F-E-E
D-A-D-D-Y needs C-O-F-F-E-E
I want a latte, a cappuccino
And tonight I think I’ll have a little vino
M-O-M-M-Y needs C-O-F-F-E-E
D-A-D-D-Y needs C-O-F-F-E-E


Liz and Jake said...


We love music at our house and will have to check out your CD suggestions. You need to check out John Lithgows "Singing in the Bathtub" it is darling and a must have in my opinion.

By the way I love what you have done to your blog!

Anonymous said...

The coffee song is one of my favorites!