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Child friendly music from David Gibb to get your toes tapping!

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We have got back from Scotland. I hate to think about how many hours we have spent together in the car.
One thing that made the time more bearable was music! We were sent two CDs from David Gibb.
There is an unmistakable folk tone to David Gibb’s music but also features a range of genres including jazz and rock n’ roll as well as an almost infectious energy. All of the songs are child friendly and relate to things that children find important such as cuddles and teddy bears but in an upbeat and enthusiastic way, remaining relevant to the child audience whilst being catchy to entertain parents.
On the album Climb That Tree my favourite track is a gentler tune called Wild Lily Wallflower. Such a lovely melody and lyrics. I can imagine singing this myself as a lullaby to Zach (surely something must get this kid to sleep?!)
Most of the songs are made for movement, whether that is clapping along, tapping your toes or dancing (if not stuck in the car like us!) Zach wasn’t thrilled by my mum-dancing…

 

Some tracks are based on traditional songs like Jelly on a Plate, and Wiggly Woo on the new album, but have been extended with David’s unique style. This helps to familiarise children with the songs and encourage participation.
His latest album Rolling Down the Road is due for release on 23rd August but I was lucky enough to be sent a copy in advance!

The topics for the songs are still all the things that are important to children: their environment, their toys, their pets etc. The tunes are ridiculously catchy and the chorus lyrics are easy to join in with even during the first time of listening to each song.
Here is a sneak peak at Sunflower from his new album:

 

*We were sent David’s album bundle for the purpose of this review

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7 comments

    • I am sure there are some really positive cognitive benefits to this type of music for kids. When my Future CEO was smaller we did more Coltrane and Thelonious Monk because of the complexity of the arrangements and non syncopated beats encouraged brain stimulation.

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