Sunday, February 24, 2013

Learn to Share with Recess Music: A CD Review

ST. PAUL, MN -- Hot on the heels of its 2012 Parents Choice Gold Award winning album, Someone Else's ShoesRecess Music, a company dedicated to helping kids value a world that is wise, fair, and generous hearted, looks forward to the March 26 release of Share!, the fourth in its "Best Foot Forward" series of CDs (Big Round Records, $12.99, for ages 3 - 11, run time 47 minutes).  Other titles in the "Best Foot Forward" series include Someone Else's Shoes, Big Bully, and U R SOME 1.

All the songs on Share! celebrate sharing and generosity as key actions for bringing harmony and understanding into classrooms, neighborhoods, and homes.  The album features 15 tracks that showcase contributions by some of today's most gifted kids' musicians, including Renee & JeremyDog on FleasBen Rudnick & Friends,Charity and the JAMband, and Noel Paul Stookey ("Paul" of the legendary folk-singing trio Peter, Paul and Mary).

In 2013 Recess Music's "Best Foot Forward" series is all about generosity and gratitude.  Recess Music's founder/producer Nancy Doan explains that, with Share!, she decided to focus on sharing because, "Children are not born with an innate concept of sharing; instead, generosity is something we learn.  Very young children do not want to share their toys or their Mommy or their food.  The only way little ones learn to share is through the encouragement and examples of the adults in their lives."

Share! is now available for pre-order at, and, upon its release, will also be available at and its international affiliates, iTunes, and brick and mortar retailers throughout the U.S.


Something to Share -- Jack Grunsky
Green Beans Everywhere -- Charity and the JAMband
Mi Casa, Su Casa -- Jack Pearson
What You Give Is What You Get -- The Sunflowers
New Kid - Shé
I Need a Hand -- Ben Rudnick & Friends
I'll Share My Spinach with You -- Brent Holmes
Taking Turns -- Leeny & Tamara
Help Each Other -- Bob Schneider
'Give,' Said the Little Stream -- InsideOut A Cappella
Happy -- Kelsey Friday & The Rest of the Week
Homemade Cookie -- Noel Paul Stookey
Share -- Renee & Jeremy
Give It Away -- Dog on Fleas
I'm So Proud of You -- Anna Moo

Check out the Recess Music website at

My Review:

CD's from Recess Music have become a staple in our home, and my family child care program, for  over two years now, and I am so excited to announce that SHARE is the upcoming release from this great group of musicians! It releases March 26 and we have been blessed to be able to review it over the last month or so.

Once again, combining fun music and a wonderful life lesson, you will find your kids jumping, dancing and singing along to this charming CD. Our family fave tracks were What You Give Is What You Get, Mi Casa Su Casa, Give It Away and I'm So Proud of You, but honestly the entire 15 track CD is fantastic. With upbeat music, your family will be dancing and singing along to all the tracks on Share in no time!

I highly recommend this great CD and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can pre-order Share from Recess Music online through the Recess Music official website.

***I received a complimentary copy of this CD, courtesy of Waldmania PR, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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