Little Miss loves singing and I often hear her singing Twinkle Twinkle, and Baa Baa Black Sheep when she is playing. Another of her favourites is Wheels on the Bus, she often asks me to sing along with her. She enjoys all of the different verses and doing the actions for each one.
We were delighted to receive the new Classic Nursery Rhymes album from Nursery Rhymes 123.
Little Miss was familiar with a few of the rhymes on this album but some were new to her. She thourougly enjoyed listening to it and asks for it to be played several times a day. The album has 12 popular upbeat nursery rhymes including ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’, ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It’ and ‘Five Little Monkeys’. It’s perfect for a sing-a-long and Little Miss gets her brothers to join in too. She is enjoying learning the actions to each song and the counting rhymes are helping her to learn numbers too. There is also an instrumental version of each rhyme which is great to sing along with or to have on as background music.
The rhymes are sung by UK based singer-songwriter Martha Bean who also plays a variety of instruments on the tracks including piano, cello, recorder and mandolin. Nursery Rhymes 123 started as a collaboration between Martha and BAFTA award winning director and father-of-two Dan Smith, when they were discouraged by the lack of good quality Nursery Rhymes on YouTube. I have found that myself in the past. I would play rhymes on YouTube for the children but half way through I would be desperate to turn it off. Dan and Martha’s aim was to produce beautiful music that parents could bear to listen to on repeat and they have certainly achieved that! This is an album that I am happy to listen to over and over again.
The album is available to buy from the 31st October on iTunes for £7.99. It is also available to stream on Spotify and other major sites.
The tracks included on the album are:
1. Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
2. Mary Had a Little Lamb
3. Five Little Speckled Frogs
4. If You’re Happy and You Know It
5. Jack and Jill
6. She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain
7. Five Little Monkeys
8. Three Blind Mice
9. London Bridge is Falling Down
10. Pat-a-Cake Pat-a-Cake
11. Little Miss Muffet
12. Pop! Goes the Weasel
What’s your child’s favourite nursery rhyme?
Discosure: I received a copy of this album for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.