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I am finding more and more great children's music CDs out there. My son's collection is getting out of control. But with great music coming out all the time, we can't pass it up. And this is children't music that won't drive me nuts to hear over and over. Here is one of the newest favorites on my son's nightstand.
The product: This is the new I Am Happy! CD with Sukey Molloy. The children's music CD was just recently released, but she has already made award-winning CDs before. Hopefully this one will follow the same path. Here is a little more about the CD:
‘I AM HAPPY!’
THIRD IN AWARD-WINNING SERIES OF CHILDREN’S ALBUMS
TO BE RELEASED IN APRIL
“I Like to Sing! is chock full of enjoyable, engaging, participatory tunes for little ones. Parents and educators will love this!”
– NAPPA Award review of I Like to Sing! with Sukey Molloy
“One of the best music videos I've seen in a long time. It doesn't try to be something it isn't. I can watch this over and over.”
– NAPPA Award review of Sukey’s Circle! DVD
“The perfect mix . . . intimate and child-centered.”
– Fred Koch, Chicago Parent Magazine“Channels the emotions of the youngest members of the audience.”’
– Rick Siggelkow, acclaimed TV producer of Shining Time Station, Noddy, Ace Lightning, and Dinosapien
NYACK, NY (Feb. 7, 2012) – With NAPPA, Children’s Music Web, Preferred Choice, and Mom’s Choice Awards proudly in hand, independent children’s musician Sukey Molloy is delighted to announce the April 24 release of her third CD, I Am Happy! with Sukey Molloy. The 18-track album for young children is imbued with the gentle, magical atmosphere and up-close, personal style that has become Sukey Molloy’s calling card.
With a focus on age-appropriate material that encourages participation, Sukey Molloy’s music is just right for the youngest listeners. Her voice has a happy, reassuringly intimate presence that draws children into a safe and trusting relationship as they listen, sing, and move along. WhileSukey’s lyrics and melodies express a sweet, childlike nuance, she doesn’t compromise when it comes to production values. Joining SukeyMolloy as co-producer of I Am Happy! is Grammy-winner Larry Alexander, who brings to the new release his work with some of the biggest starsin the music business, including Diana Ross (six albums), Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Bon Jovi, and David Bowie, to name but a few.
Throughout I Am Happy!, Sukey Molloy exudes a sense of fun, wonder, and joy to which children readily connect. Explains Sukey, “My music is intentionally created to relate directly with the young child, and it’s very important to me, as I write, to sense each song from the child’s point of view. My goal in making I Am Happy! has been a simple one: to share music that makes children feel happy! In all my work, I invite kids to participate, and on I Am Happy! I find this, in a playful way, through nature themes such as snow, sun, rain, fire and water, and by incorporating animal sounds like fish, rhinos, penguins and ducks. Every song encourages children to try movements and sounds as they sing along.”
Carole Demas of WPIX-TV’s beloved program, The Magic Garden, praised Sukey Molloy as “soothing and patient, assuring to parents about the welfare and education of the very young.” Sukey’s award-winning body of work includes the CDs Circle Songs! with Sukey Molloy (2005; Children’s Music Web Award, Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award), I Like to Sing! with Sukey Molloy (2007; NAPPA Honors Award), and two Sukey’s Circle! DVDs (2009 and 2010; NAPPA Honors Award, Moms’ Choice Gold Award, Preferred Choice Award, NAPPA Rising Star Commendation),
Trained as a professional modern dancer in New York City, Sukey Molloy performed and toured as a member of the Solomon’s Company/Dance and went on to study developmental movement with former Olympian, Garland O’Quinn, Ph.D., and infant development at the School for Body Mind Centering with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. Sukey began designing and teaching music and movement programs in 1985 and, in 2005, launched her own Nyack, NY-based PlayMove&Sing, Inc. program of “Mommy & Me” and pre-K classes and teacher training workshops. By 2007, Sukey had created the Sukey Molloy (Circle Song) Show, charming young audiences in live appearances with programs filled with musical storytelling, stuffed felt characters, and fun, interactive songs. Coming next from Sukey Molloy will be a new lullaby album, I Am Sleepy!
CD Details: I Am Happy! with Sukey MolloyFor ages 2 - 5
Label: PlayMove&Sing, inc.
Run time: 40 minutes.
What we thought: My son has enjoyed listening to this CD. It's great for running errands in the car with me. When we need something different from radio, we can pop this one in and listen to a few songs on the way. With songs like "Cuckoo Bird" and "I Put My Scarf On My Head" you can't help by sing and dance along. It's so much fun!
Where to buy: You can get the I Am Happy CD on her website- http://www.sukeymolloy.com/shop/sukey-music/.
How to connect: You can learn more about Sukey Molloy and her music at http://www.sukeymolloy.com. She is also on Facebook.
Prize: One of you will win a copy of Sukey Molloy's I Am happy CD.
Giveaway: This giveaway is open until 12:01est 5/17/12. It is open to US residents only. Please enter in the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this CD. All opinions are my own.*