Okay, first of all? Let me clarify; the Barenaked Ladies are neither naked nor ladies… confusing, right? They ARE a kick-tushie band from Canada.
Music is important in my family – Daddy plays and teaches guitar and Mommy was in orchestra in high school and college, too. Me? I already *love* playing guitar AND drums AND piano. Also, I’ve shown strong musical preferences since I was a teeny tiny baby. Thumpy bass beat? Bring it on. Sheryl Crow? Not so much.
Mommy was already a fan of the Ladies. She loves If I Had $1,000,000 and Hanukkah Blessings is hands down her favorite holiday song. (Although, really, there’s not much competition there; it blows Dreidel, Dreidel right out of the water.) So when she saw Snacktime suggested on iTunes, she had to check it out. (We like the Rockabye Baby CDs, but she needed something she could play in the car without worrying about falling asleep at the wheel.)
This CD? Best. Ever.
When I’m cranky and noisy in the car, Mommy cues up my special playlist and I calm right down. And, as an added bonus, the songs are so great that she and Daddy are willing to listen to them over and over (and over and over – I’m a toddler; we dig repetition) even after I’ve calmed down/fallen asleep.
Snacktime is a collection of 24 AWESOME songs that the band wrote for their kids. Standouts include 7 8 9, which answers the question “Why was 6 afraid of 7?,” I Can Sing, which includes the lyric “so crank it up loud on the ghetto blaster,” and Polliwog in a Bog, with its catchy reggae-inspired refrain.