CD Review: Groove Kid Nation Rhythm Bears

Groove Kid Nation continues its award-winning music education series with a third release Rhythm Bears.  This CD teaches children about rhythm and how it’s sometimes ok to stomp your feet – as long as it is on beat!  Producer Rodney Lee once again recruits top L.A. musicians and heads deep in the woods to create a soulful folk hoedown.

As the title suggests, Rhythm Bears is all about drawing kids into the music with rhythmic call and response games that will have them clapping, stomping, playing percussion and vocalizing to the beat.

In addition, a band of groovy bears opens childrens’ ears to a whole new set of musical instruments including harmonica, fiddle, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, clarinet, kalimba, ukelele, and even didgeridoo. Each song features a new instrument, and the enclosed 10-page booklet features colorful illustrations of each Rhythm Bear.

I really love these Groove Kid Nation cds – they are a lot of fun to listen to and kids probably don’t even realize all that they are learning while they are listening to the songs.  A lot of instruments are introduced throughout the songs, all the songs seem to have some sort of lesson in them for kids and they will also learn how to stomp or clap on beat (you would be surprised how many young adults I see at concerts who can not manage to figure out how to clap on the beat!) and have a lot of fun singing along with the call and response aspects of the songs.

Tracklisting:

Rhythm of Life
The Why Song
Teddy Bear’s Picnic
I Can
I Do But I Don’t
Little Bear Interlude
Kalimba
The Train Song
Say & Play
Virtue of the Small
This Old Bear

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