Old McDonald Meets Hip Hop

I just joined Team Mom’s review board and the first shipment of products 0067357902516_215x215.jpgcouldn’t have come at a better time. It was a recent Friday when Nashville was under a winter storm watch, Miss A had the flu, and mama was out of wine. In other words, the natives were restless and the weekend had only just begun.

The first item we opened was the new Baby Jamz CD sung by Solange Knowles, sister to performing artist Beyonce. Solange has redone traditional children’s songs with a fun, and funky, hip hop style. The girls absolutely loved this CD. I was a bit skeptical since Miss C is 5 ½. But she and Miss A were dancing around the den as soon as the CD started playing. This was a great way to burn off some energy and we all know how important that is, especially when the weather prohibits outdoor playtime.

The second item was the Baby Jamz Music Crew mini boom box. Again, I thought this toy might not hold Miss C’s attention, but she actually played with it more than Miss A. I’ll be the first to tell you that I am not a big fan of battery operated noisy toys with no off/on switch, but this one is tolerable. The only negative thing was it seemed difficult for the girls to get the wobble figurines to stay on top of the toy. It also did not hold their interest for as long as the CD.

Of the two products I’d definitely recommend the CD over the toy. It’s definitely a children’s CD that both kids and adults can enjoy listening, and dancing, to.

Baby Jamz products are available exclusively at WalMart and are the first ever hip-hop inspired infant/toddler line and were created by Solange and her father, Mathew Knowles.

So what CDs are your kids listening to? My girls love bluegrass and Jimmy Buffett and of course like every other little girl on the planet Miss C loves Hannah Montana.

8 comments

  1. rachel says:

    Too funny. I did my review of these today, too. We got the microphone and the CD and the microphone was a humongous hit! 🙂 Hope everyone is fully recovered!

    rachel’s last blog post..Baby, She’s Jamming Now! Review and a Giveaway

  2. Blonde Mom says:

    I wish we’d received the microphone instead!

    p.s. Miss C is doing SO much better. We canceled our trip to Atlanta but we’re going to do some fun things here instead.

  3. Amy says:

    My baby (6) loves Screamo. I was listening to him in the backseat screaming along. It was hilarious. My DD loves Hannah, HSM and all the Disney stuff. And my 14 year old-loves country and hard rock stuff. Quite the hodge podge of music tastes.

  4. Amy says:

    My kids love the new Backyardigans CD- it is awesome! They have Alicia Keys & the guy from Rent on it too. We got it from the libary.

    We also love Laurie Berkner, For the Kids Music (from VH1), and They Might Be Giants!

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