Monday, May 4, 2009

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Giveaway & Review: Funky Kidz Music CD [CLOSED]

If you read my blog often, then you know that I have reviewed many different children's music CDs. Our 2yr old twins like almost everything, but my 5yr old seems to be indifferent towards any music that is not rock 'n' roll . . . the kind that makes him want to dance. I think it is extremely important to expose him to different types of everything, including music. So when the opportunity arose for my son to receive a copy of Funky Kidz, I was very curious to see how he would like it.

Funky Kidz contains twelve popular children's songs remade into a New Orleans jazz style of music. The assortment of songs include anything from the Beetles' Yellow Submarine to Judy Garland's Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

What I thought about the Funky Kidz CD as a parent:

1) All 3 of my children have always preferred adult music to cutesie children's songs. I welcome any CDs like Funky Kidz that offers the same children's music in a style that is more appealing to my own children.

2) It is also nice for the parents not to have to listen to the same cutesie music repeatedly. I would not mind listening to the songs offered on this CD consecutively two or three times.

3) I like the range of music offered on this CD. There are both fast and slow songs, as well as songs where the saxophone dominates and some where the electric guitar is featured.

4) This CD successfully introduced my children to new genres of music, including jazz and country music.

What my 5yr old son thought about this CD:

1) My son definitely approved of this CD. It seems to be the favorite out of all the CDs we've reviewed in the past few months. He liked the fast songs as well as the slow songs (like Garden Song), which goes against his normal pattern.

2) He was very excited to recognize the Hokey Pokey from just the instrumental portion at the beginning of the song.

3) At first he thought You've Got a Friend in Me was going to be his favorite song on this CD, but then he heard This Little Light of Mine and changed his mind. He had heard this song before on one of his favorite shows Little Bill and decided this was his favorite song for sure.

I think it is safe to say that the Funky Kidz CD is a winner in our house. If you don't win this contest, you can purchase this CD right from the Funky Kidz website.


What you can win:
One person will win their own copy of the Funky Kidz CD.


Limitations:
This giveaway is open to U.S. & Canadian addresses only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.


How to Gain Entries:
Take a look at the list of songs offered on the Funky Kidz music CD. You can even listen to a few if you'd like. Then leave a comment telling me which song is YOUR favorite. You must do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For an extra entry, leave a separate comment telling me which song you think would be YOUR CHILD's favorite.

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3) Blog about this giveaway linking back to this post AND to FunkyKidz.com . Then come back here and leave a separate comment with the link to your blog post.


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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)



Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Monday, May 11th, 2009 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!