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Parents' Choice Awards : Audio : CD with Book
Sing to Your Baby

Sing to Your Baby

Spring 2011 CD with Book
Ages: Infant - 1 yrs.
Producer: Community Music
CD Price: $19.95
Review:

Crooning "Rock-a-bye Baby" or "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" comes naturally to many new parents. Others need a little encouragement to reap the rewards of those very special bonding moments. This warmhearted, beautifully crafted book-and-CD set, created by stalwart children's music duo Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer in consultation with psychologist and educator Laura G. Brown, encourages new parents to commune with their babies through music and their own loving voices, gentle touch and eye contact. No need to be self-conscious or worry about being perfectly in tune, say Fink and Marxer. Parents can learn the pair's tuneful, gentle "love songs and sing-plays" by heart, or they can sing along with the CD, where each song is duplicated in both male and female vocal ranges. The accompanying hardcover picture book, colorfully illustrated by artist James Nocito, includes lyrics as well as comfortable, positive reinforcement and simple tips to enrich family cuddling time.

Lynne Heffley   ©2011 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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