Miss Caroline at Main
Meet Miss Caroline at Main Library!
"My favorite season is fall, since we still have nice temperatures that aren't too hot or too cold. I love the colorful leaves on the trees, but hate it when they actually fall off."
"My favorite nursery rhyme is probably
Hey Diddle Diddle. I like the actions
and it's fun to sing!"
Miss Caroline would like to recommend these children's music CDs!
Animal Playground by Putumayo World Music
Recommended for ages 3 to 7 (& parents, too!)
For Animal Playground, the song I have used over and over in story time is "No More Monkeys." I like to use this as a way to get the kids up and moving, and since this is a jazzed-up, Trinidad-inspired rendition of the traditional song "No More Monkeys Jumping on the Bed," most kids are already familiar with how it goes. The whole CD includes upbeat songs about animals of all kinds from all over the world and in all different languages. It doesn't matter that you can't understand the words to all the songs because the rhythms and tunes are so infectious. You can't help tapping your toes and drumming along!
More Please! by Caspar Babypants
Recommended for ages 3 & under
For More Please, I really like all of the tracks, but my favorites are "Take the Sun" and "Run Baby Run." I don't use the songs for a particular activity, but I do like to use them as background music before and after story time. I typically judge how good children's music is by how annoying it is NOT. If I can stand to listen to it, then it's a winner, pretty much. I really like all of Caspar Babypants' CDs because they are fun, catchy, and yes, easy to listen to. It helps that Chris Ballew (aka Caspar Babypants) has a unique voice and writes his own music. The songs on the album are really geared more toward babies and toddlers, but I think anyone would enjoy sitting back and listening to this mellow and engaging CD.
Join Miss Caroline at Main Library for Baby Story Time, Wednesdays @ 10 AM,
& Toddler Story Time, Wednesdays @ 11 AM, beginning September 11.