Do you remember the band “They Might be Giants”? The quirky two-man band who turned out some of the most creative and wacked-out music in the ’80s and ’90s? Well they have recently channeled their intellectual energies into making kid’s music and I must say, they have churned out some of the most engaging music I have heard in a long time. Right now they have three CD/DVDs out and I am working my way through the set. So far we are obsessed with Here Comes Science , and we just started dabbling in Here Come the 1,2,3s. Like I said before I am a huge fan of music that we can all enjoy together and I especially like this series because each of the songs has its own video. Tell me Roy G. Biv is not the catchiest song ever! Seriously – listen to it a few times and it will haunt you throughout the day. We also totally dig the song High Five. This is the kind of stuff that I feel good about them watching on TV — over and over again.
Here Comes Science is available from the Babyccino Kids Bookshop (US and UK).
Also, check out Here Come the ABCs.
We have the abc’s and the 123’s. My son loves them both and we have fun dancing in the living room. Really…they are pretty funny and for grown ups too. (And I am NOT a kiddie music fan, so this is saying a lot)
I bought here comes science for my kids last year and ended up taking it to pre-school (maternelle) to show my youngest son’s class the Electric car song – love it, a definite fave.
“Istambul was once Kontstantinople”….. seriously a blast from the past…
I confess that I frequently dance around the kitchen to “Flying V” from Here come the ABC’s.
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