Renee & Jeremy have done it again. This time a cover of Coldplay’s “Yellow” and an adorable music video for our little’s. Their beautiful voices and acoustic guitar pull on the heart strings. We think you will love them. Their new record “A Little Love” is out May 8th. Check it out here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/a-little-love/id522229219
We live in a digital world where mobile technology is a must have for a busy family. Whether you’re using an iPad or iPhone, uTales lets you download and view children’s books in a fun and innovative way. To learn more about uTales or to download their iPad or iPhone app, visit www.uTales.com.
The San Diego Symphony is putting on a free concert and party for the release of their new album, “Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant”. With accessible melodies conducted by Jahja Ling and zany poetry and narration by Jack Prelutsky, it’s a perfect way to introduce kids to classical music.
To have a listen to “Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant” or to learn more about the San Diego Symphony, visit www.sandiegosyphony.org.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have Betty White read a story to you and your child? Probably not, but now you can experience just that, thanks to this amazing website storylineonline.net. Storyline is an on-line streaming video program that features Screen Actors Guild members reading classic children’s books aloud. We loved listening to James Earl Jones read us a very moving book called “To Be A Drum” and Ernest Borgnine’s big smile as he read us “The Rainbow Fish”. Amazing!
Taro Gomi is one of Japans most prolific children’s books illustrators and writers and lately his coloring books are one of our favorites. His collection of scribble and doodle books keep your child’s imagination flowing, as they get to fill in each page with their own characters and scenes. These books are bound to captivate infants, children and even yourself. Where else can you turn vegetables into super hero’s?
He is a classic writer and illustrator of many children’s books from the 1960’s onward. As a father of four children, he strongly believes that “beautiful picture books are vitally important in subconsciously forming a child’s visual appreciation, which will bear fruit later in life.” He hopes young people will wonder at the world and appreciate the beauty in nature.
After a recent visit to our local library we were able to pick up five of his most popular books. We are not sure who enjoys the detail of his paintings more, the children or us as parents.
We don’t envision ourselves ever growing tired of the light and color in his beautiful art work.
Ella Jenkins, a national treasure and octogenarian sits down with kids and chats about her own life and history, while singing folk, blues, and spiritual tunes. Take a sneak peak of her in action as she interacts with children. You and your tykes might enjoy her new album, “A Life of Song.”
Life with kids can mean little time for personal reading, but some of the latest editions in our house are “Parenting From the Inside Out,” “Animals – A Visual Encyclopedia” and “All The World”.
“Parenting from the Inside Out” – “This book uniquely pairs the clinical experience of a psychiatrist with the deep wisdom of a nursery school teacher. Together Siegel and Hartzell delicately peel back the many layers of parenting to reveal the pure nature of the relationship
at its core.”- Neal Halfon, M.D.
“Animals – A Visual Encyclopedia” – Our children, ages ranging from one year old to seven, all love this great encyclopedia filled with great photos and facts about animals.
“All The World” – A sweet bedtime story that touches on the simple things in life. We love the illustrations.
For those days when you just cant seem to break your child’s bad mood, there is nothing like a bit of silliness to brighten their day and yours. David Weinstone’s song “Grumpy” is sure to get a giggle out of a little grump and as a parent you cant help but love the lyrics, “If you want to be a grump, that’s okay, but could you be grumpy kinda further away, its not that I don’t love you cause you know I do, sometimes I’m grumpy too!”
For best results, we recommend singing it with your children at the top of your lungs!
What better sight to see than a happy baby bouncing along to music. Yet most children’s music is not always soothing to the parents ear. Composing and performing duo Renee and Jeremy are changing that. Their tunes do not get any sweeter- especially paired with an adorable video to visually entertain as well.