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 tpac.org/highfive 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.
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.