Guest post by Gillian Behnke.
I am not a 4-year-old. I do not profess to know what it is about children’s entertainment that makes one performer more attractive than another. I do not pretend to know why my kids love Max and Ruby when it makes me want to rip my eyeballs out.
What I do know is, given my son’s desire to listen to “Kids music! Kids music!” over and over in the car, finding a children’s performer that keeps us both entertained is like striking gold.
Music with Marnie strikes gold
Music With Marnie’s latest CD SuperKids is just that–musical gold. My son loves it and will listen to it for even the longest car trips, which gives us a very welcome break from “Old McDonald” and “The Wheels on the Bus!”
And it’s catchy. Some tunes are familiar favourites with new lyrics, some are originals with jazzy or rock styles. The music itself appeals to parents and kids alike, and the lyrics are ideal for kids–easy to remember, easy to sing.
Marnie knows her stuff. She has a strong background in Early Childhood Education, which might explain how she’s managed to create music that kids will go nuts for while still learning about animals, sign language, their bodies and more. Sneaky, Marnie. Very sneaky.
Visit Marnie’s World
I also encourage you to visit Music with Marnie’s website.
It’s got all the regular info like live show details, contact info, and the CD library, but she’s also created “Marnie’s World,” an interactive area on the site that my (almost) 4-year-old watched for a good 30 minutes non-stop (and that’s really saying something)! It’s very bright, very colourful, and full of play.
One for the Road
With all the mind-numbing, ear piercing and simply bad children’s music options out there, I am very glad to have discovered Music With Marnie. Road trips are a pleasant travel option once more!
Gillian Behnke is a blogger at Finding My Weigh, where she writes about the joys and challenges of motherhood and her quest to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Gillian is also the marketing manager for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, BC/Yukon Region. She lives in North Vancouver with her husband, her 4-year-old son and 17-month-old daughter.