Even the song "Imagination," with its cliché title, hits the mark as it reinforces with children the connection between imagination and play. "What’s on the List?" is another fun song set in a cumulative format (think "Comin’ ’Round the Mountain") where children recall the items on a trip to the grocery store. The musical arrangements are great, with styles varying from song to song. Other standouts include the movement-based songs "Choo Choo Line," "Our Rock ’n’ Roll Band" and "Let’s Dance." To get an audio taste of "Gobs of Fun," go to the Web site www.melodyhousemusic.com, and click on the Audio Clips link at the top of the page.
Fred Koch lives in Lake Bluff with his wife and son and is an award-winning music educator, children’s musician and producer. His Web site, www.BestChildrensMusic.com, helps parents, teachers and librarians select quality children’s music. The web site also includes an archive of all Koch’s past reviews published in Chicago Parent. Please e-mail notes and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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