Give Yourself a High Five Kids Music Review and Giveaway

Today I am pleased to bring you a local Nashville story that has gone national! Give Yourself a High Five, is a unique music album inspired by the curiosity and imagination of children. Produced by the education program of Tennessee Performing Arts Center, the CD features the talent of Nashville musicians on 29 tracks of small-sized songs, percussion dance breaks, and poems for pre-school play and learning.  Give Yourself a High Five has just received national recognition- it is a Winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award!

The kids music album features Nashville-based musicians who were inspired by their work as teaching artists in local Head Start Centers.  “Give Yourself a High Five” gently teaches practical lessons about number-counting, teeth-brushing, hand-raising, and more, while encouraging creativity, confidence, curiosity, critical thinking and other traits essential to future success and happiness.  And the “Give Yourself a High Five” music CD does all this while introducing kids to varied styles of music—folk, rhythm and blues, gospel, rap, country, jazz and more.

“Give Yourself a High Five” Review:

My children (5 and 7) consider “Give Yourself a High Five” a daytime CD.  I often play their CDs at night but my daughter told me this one makes her “want to get up and dance” so not to put it on at night- only in the daytime.  I like the lyrics being child centered and I like the various sounds moving from African beats to Patsy Cline-ish blues!  I think it is great for kids in the baby-9 age range.  The tracks range from one to three minutes long, with easy-to-learn lyrics.  “The New Itsy Bitsy Spider,” is a favorite with my kids and it is done in a whole new way- soul style! I think this CD is great for introducing different styles of music and different instrument sounds to kids and my kids really enjoy it.

Want to learn more about “Give Yourself a High Five”?  You can visit to find out more about the artists involved, read the lyrics, and even get activity ideas! You can also download or buy the CD while you are there.

“Give Yourself a High Five” Giveaway:

One lucky reader will receive a “Give Yourself a High Five” prize pack which will include the “Give Yourself a High Five” kids music CD, a TPAC tote bag, and a $20 Target gift Card.

Giveaway Dates:  November 16- November 29, 2012 Midnight CST

How to Enter:  Enter through rafflecopter- just sign into the widget and click the entries you want to complete.

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Giveaway Details:
Open USA, age 18+ to enter. Winner announced right here on November 30, 2012.  I will select the winner through rafflecopter and notify by email. Winner must respond within 4 days or the prize will be forfeited. Your email will not be shown and will be kept private.

I was provided with the CD in the hopes I would share my honest opinions.  I received no monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own.


  1. “Can You Dance Like That? My 4 1/2 yr old would just love this song! He does all those moves naturally anyway, lol!



  3. monique bon says:

    My favorite song title is “GoGoGo”

    Moniquebbon at gmail dot com

  4. Mine is The New Itsy Bitsy Spider.

  5. Listen to Your Mama, Humpty!

  6. Little Ms Muffet

  7. Christin V says:

    Give Yourself a High Five

    When you make good choices,
    And you’re feeling proud,
    Your heart gets really happy,
    And you’ve got to let it out.

  8. Give yourself a high five

  9. Doctor Knickerbocker sounds like a fun song for kids (and could be a tongue twister!).

  10. Love the “Listen to Your Mama, Humpty!” song.

  11. Can you Dance like That sounds cute!

  12. Olivia Rubin says:

    The New Itsy bitty spider

  13. Mine is Somebody Near you

  14. I like the New Itsy Bitsy Spider.

  15. i like billy and the bacteria

  16. A Walk Through the Rainforest

  17. My favorite song title is Billy and the Bacteria

  18. soha molina says:

    like Billy and the Bacteria

  19. Janice Cooper says:

    The New Itsy Bitsy Spider

  20. Jennifer Marie says:

    I like GoGoGo

  21. Kim Pollock says:

    I like Blues away and listen to your mama, humpty!

  22. I like the song GoGoGo!

  23. My favorite song title is “GoGoGo” because my grandson is always on the move!

  24. Vickie Couturier says:

    Little Red Riding Hood

  25. My favorite is Doctor Knickerbocker

  26. Love Conga Line Comparsa!

  27. GoGoGo!

  28. samantha w says:

    can you dance like that looks like it would be cute

  29. Somebody loves me is a cute title! Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. “Winter and Spring”

  31. Melissa Courtney says:

    favorite song is GoGoGo

  32. Kaci Harrison says:

    Dr. Knickerbocker
    Doc – tor, Knickerbocker, Knickerbocker number nine,
    He’s got the rhythm, and he keeps in time.
    Now, let’s get the rhythm of the hands.
    Now, you’ve got the rhythm of the hands.
    Now, let’s get the rhythm of the number nine:
    One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine.

  33. kelly thompson says:

    doctor knickerbocker always a fave

  34. like the title sugar slump

  35. Wendy Kroy says:

    Merengue Auténtico

  36. Kanisha Wallace says:

    The Sun is Up

  37. Linda Lansford says:

    I like 21 Excerpt from Elves Dance

  38. i like Goldilocks

  39. What Happened to Itsy Bitsy?

  40. Winter and Spring

  41. I like “Somebody Loves Me”.

  42. Rebecca Graham says:

    My favorite song title is GoGoGo.

  43. The New Itsy Bitsy Spider

  44. Barbara Montag says:

    Favorite song – A Walk Through the Rainforest.
    Thank you.

  45. sugar slump

  46. sheila musselman askins says:

    love Doctor Knickerbocker

  47. Julie Thompson says:

    OOH i hate to choose just one but… Someone loves you. Thank you for the giveaway Happy Holidays!

  48. what happened to itsy bitsy? I’ve always wondered.

  49. sugar slump!

  50. Somebody Loves Me :)

  51. I like A Walk Through the Rainforest!

  52. i like Billy and the Bacteria

  53. Christopher Wetmore says:

    “Dr. Knickerbocker” sounds like it would be a good song for kids to dance to.

  54. Christine Waddell says:

    The New Itsy Bitsy Spider

  55. Tracy Robertson says:

    My favorite is “Blues Away”.

  56. I like Somebody Loves Me song

  57. The New Itsy Bitsy Spider

  58. A Walk Through the Rainforest.

  59. kim burnett says:

    itsy bitsy spider

  60. Christina Moore says:

    I like Sugar Slump

  61. gogogo

  62. You brush your teeth

  63. sugar slump

  64. I would love to win this prize.

  65. Stephanie Larison says:

    Little Ms Muffet

  66. Jennifer Rote says:

    Listen to Your Mama, Humpty lol

  67. Sugar Slump — the lyrics cracekd me up!

  68. My daughter would like Goldilocks.

  69. Melissa Hartley says:

    A Walk Through The Rainforest
    Thanks :D

  70. The Sun is Up

  71. Erin Collins says:

    A Walk Through the Rainforest

  72. Listen To Your Mama, Humpty

  73. Jennifer T. says:

    I like Winter and Spring.

  74. Can you dance like that?

  75. The Somebody Loves Me song looks super cute. thank you!

  76. The new itsy bitsy spider.

  77. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    Somebody loves me

  78. Cody Anderson says:


  79. Nicole Sender says:

    A Walk Through the Rainforest is my choice!

  80. I like “Listen to Your Mama, Humpty!”

  81. A Walk Through the Rainforest

  82. Linda Roberson says:

    The New Itsy Bitsy Spider

  83. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like Somebody Near You

  84. michelle riebeek says:

    Can you dance like that?

  85. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    Jack and Jill

  86. I like “Listen To Your Mama, Humpty” ( It’s very apt, considering I just took my six year old son to urgent care last Friday night for stitches after he ran through the house and hit his head on a kitchen chair… and one of the things I said to him was, “Just like Humpty, the doctor has to put you back together!”

  87. Doctor Knickerbocker

  88. You can’t go wrong with Dr. Knickerbocker!

  89. I like A Walk Through the Rainforest

  90. Terri Moore says:

    I like the song “somebody loves me”

  91. I like “Can You Dance Like That?”

  92. My son LOVES to dance so this would be something he really adored!

  93. grace aspinwall says:

    the new itsy bits spider!

  94. Billy and the Bacteria sounds funny.

  95. Love Jack and Jill

  96. somebody near you

  97. I like Blues Away.

  98. Melissa Nix says:

    We like The New Itsy Bitsy Spider!

  99. Doctor Knickerbocker

  100. Little Red Riding Hood

  101. When you make a thinking guess,
    And the answer’s wrong.
    Don’t be embarrassed because you tried,
    ‘Cause’ trying makes you strong.

    (from title song)

  102. Conga Line Comparsa

  103. Jl Johnson says:

    luckyseattlemom at gmail dot com

  104. A Walk Through the Rainforest

  105. I love “Listen to Your Mama, Humpty!”

  106. kathy pease says:

    i like A Walk Through the Rainforest

  107. Love Somebody Loves Me!

  108. Colleen Boudreau says:

    Sugar Slump

  109. mary gardner says:

    Doctor Knickerbocker!

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  110. Julia Baxter says:

    I like “Listen to Your Mama, Humpty”

  111. I like A Walk Through the Rainforest

  112. deeanne adcox says:

    I like A Walk Through the Rainforest

  113. Tanya White says:

    I like Little Ms Muffet

  114. Lanicsha Wynn says:

    Can You Dance Like That?

  115. Melissa Heffelfinger says:

    I love the song can you dance like that.

  116. Susan Smith says:

    Listen to Your Mama, Humpty

  117. carol lewis says:

    The New Itsy Bitsy Spider

  118. A walk through the rainforest

  119. humpty dumpty

  120. I like “Somebody Near You”!

  121. my fav is Can you Dance Like that?

  122. Kayleen Considine says:

    The New Itsy Bitsy Spider

  123. Sugar Lump

  124. can you dance like that?

  125. Sugar Slump sounds intriguing.

  126. Go go go

  127. Tracy Allen says:

    Excerpt from the Elves Dance

  128. mary fanara coleman says:

    I like the song….Give Yourself a High Five
    by Jamie London

  129. Jennifer C says:

    Billy and the Bacteria, lol

  130. Lyndsey R. says:

    Somebody Loves Me.

    Lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

  131. “Somebody Loves Me”

  132. Merengue Auténtico

  133. nannypanpan says:

    i’d like doctor knickerbocker

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