Have you been introduced to Raffi? Kids usually love his warm voice and medium to slow-paced songs about their world. I was first introduced to Raffi’s CD’s years ago when I began baby-sitting for some neighbour children, and I still like his gentle style of songs (no heavy beat). The only negative is that on every CD he has, there are one or two songs that you will want to skip :(. If you own the CD, however, you could burn it onto your computer and delete the song. This Animal Songs CD is almost worth it for the last song alone. I love how he changed the words to “Goodnight, Irene,” keeping the chorus, but having all the different animals finding places to settle for the night. Quiet Time is another nice CD by him.
Available from: Hamilton Public Library