It's Just For Fun Friday! On JFFF, we review items and activities that you can do with your kids in order to increase their cultural competence and diversity awareness.
This is a new item everyone and I love it because it's one of those items that anyone can use - babies, kids, teens, adults. It's music! This is the Putumayo Kids CD Collection. It's a collection of CDs that highlights music around the world. Some of the CDs have songs from one region or country. Others are a mix (my personal favorite is World Playground). We have had a few of these CDs since my kiddos were wee little ones and have always enjoyed listening to them. They are great for when you want to have a rocking dance party (and who doesn't want to do that?!) or relax, wind down, and lull your little one off to sleep (also highly appealing). Older kids and teens can really examine the music itself and use these CDs to explore, or even create, music from all over. And don't fool yourself - adults will love these too.
After you watch the video, print out the page below for a quick reference guide on these CDs and suggestions for ways to use it (as if you need any for music!). There's also a link below to buy these CDs. Get one or explore them all!
What songs did you gravitate towards? What do you think your child will enjoy? Most importantly, are you going to have a dance party?!?!? Leave a comment (or a video!) below.
Most of all, enjoy. And don't forget to HAVE FUN!
Check back next week for another Just For Fun Friday!
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