Friday, May 22, 2009

World Music For Kids

Right now we are listening to the sounds of World Playground, A Musical Adventure for Kids. It's the cd compilation of world music from a complete activity kit by Putumayo. It's an introduction to the people, places and music of six continents and it's full of cultural information and hands on activities. If you are homeschooling, I highly recommend this program. It does require a lot of child/ parent interaction.

Children love music and I believe in the importance of multicultural awareness through music. It's a fun way to learn about the world we live in and bring everyone closer together.

You will get to visit the countries of : Senegal, Bolivia, Chile, Jamaica, Australia, Canada, Greece, France, Democratic Republic of Congo, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Israel, Ethiopia and the USA and you can sing along to all the songs from each country, because the lyrics are included (with translation too).
Here's a fun Kids clip from Putumayo's Animal Playground:


  1. What a fun rendition of, no more monkeys jumping on the bed! This must be a fun disc to play on a summer road trip too! Now I'm curious about the activities.

  2. It contains more than 50 activities!!!.... including movement, music and art. There's cut, color n' paste artwork, cultural and historical info and a passport for the kids to fill out as they visit each country. The book is geared more for the parent/teacher to prepare the lessons/activities.

  3. This looks great - thanks for the introduction...
    Just put in a library request for it...


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