Even if you’ve never heard of this condition, or some of the indie bands involved in this project, don’t let that stop you: This is a baker’s dozen of sweet songs you’ll want to add to your collection of cool tunes for kids.
Kicking off with the lush harmonies and happy-pop of Pass It On by Rabbit, an indie-pop band from Florida, this CD has a fun, eclectic vibe. And while Pass It On is about a fun party game, it’s also a nice message to start off this CD that seeks to help out so many kids.
One thing I love about this CD is that the artists aren’t usually heard in the kids-music genre, which exposed us to new voices we hadn’t heard before. Belgium’s ukelele-playing Scampi has such a pretty voice on Biscuits, and I love the wipe-my-eyes quiet sweetness of Steven Foxbury’s Nothing.
Don’t expect the vibe to be serious though: The electronic-filled Potty Time by Cracker Johnson has a chorus that has my kids beatboxing “poo-pee” all morning (so maybe save this tune for days when you aren’t going directly to preschool). Don’t worry, other songs are less bathroom-ish, with topics like birthdays and ladybugs.
And there are many of times I had to remind myself that this was a kids’ CD and not some new collection of great indie songs just for me. Pass it on indeed. -Christina
Send a virtual high-five to Ryan and the talented musicians who donated their time and voices to the great kindie release Do Fun Stuff by downloading the release at itunes. 100% of the money raised will go fund future research for Smith-Magenis Syndrome and to helping families whose child has been diagnosed with this little-known syndrome.