Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Review: Bedtime Nursery Rhymes

My son is two years old and the only way to get him to take a nap is to play music while he sleeps. I believe it's because he is such an active and curious boy that he tries to pay attention to everything that is going on around him instead of concentrating on sleeping. But, here's my problem. He takes a nap everyday. I can't expect him to listen to the same music every day. Heck, I don't like to listen to the same music every day. That's why I'm constantly on the look out for new and fun bedtime CDs for him to listen to. 

The latest addition to my bedtime music collection is Bedtime Nursery Rhymes. Perfect, right? I mean if you're looking for quiet time music then isn't that what you would search for? This CD created by Jay Harris is a number of nursery rhymes that would suit a natural progression towards sleep with a mixture of interesting sounds that he hoped would inspire wonderful dreams in children and promote peaceful sleep.  Also, remembering the cherished feelings of awe that he had towards magical story books and pictures as a small child, he hoped that he could create something that would gain a special place in the heart of a young child to be looked back on fondly as they grow older. The CD has 6 lullabys listed below:
1.  Curly Locks.2.  It's Raining, It's Pouring.
3.  Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.4.  Rock-a-Bye-Baby.
5.  Kum Ba Yah.6.  Brahms' Lullaby.

My Take: This is a cute CD. It has my daughter's favorite song, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and my son's favorite Rock-a-Bye Baby. It's nice and calming but sticks to the originals just the way I like it. Sometimes I can be old fashioned and like the classics because that's what I grew up on. At the same time I also like a variety. This is a CD that I will mix in with the other naptime CDs we have. My one and only issue is that it's too short. It's less than 30 minutes long and my little one usually sleeps for 1-2 hours. The answer is to simply put it on a loop. It seems to work for him. =)

Buy it: The CD can be purchased directly from the website with a link to Itunes for the downloaded version for $5.94. The physical CD can also be purchased via Kunaki publishing for $6.70 plus $4.30 for worldwide shipping.

Disclosure: This post was written for Family Review Network & Bedtime Nursery Rhymes who provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for my honest opinions. I was not paid nor compensated in any other way.

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