DVD/CD Review – The Tuneables, I Love Music!
In a tough economy, with so many school budget defeats meaning program cuts, quality music education programs don’t just happen for too many kids. Recently I received The Tuneables, I Love Music! 2-Disk set. Its 3-8 age appropriate music helps address this situation.
Join Annie and Max on their venture from Mo’s Music Shop to magical Tunesville compliments of the Music Box. Meet eye-catching, almost 3D characters Mo the Violin, Pete the Trumpet, Clara Clarinet, Sunny Cymbal, Snare Drum, and Gloria Piano, Bill the Bird, the Bell Family along with the Tuneville Marching Band.
Develop musical minds to be part of an involved audience singing and dancing along not just passively listening. The segments on moving to the beat, practicing the scale, and singing along seem more play than work. The clips of a real kids interacting to The Tuneables tells all.
The Tuneables’ sequenced curriculum is a great learning tool appropriate for preschool, kindergarten, primary school )public and private), home school, and day care. Looking for a program that develops content knowledge, musical expression, performance skills, and musical repertoire? Look no further. This one teaches the
fundamentals of music through aural, kinesthetic, and verbal responses.
My two month old grandson and I watched the DVD together twice. I watched his eyes follow the brightly colored animation. It seemed to sooth him. Given that more lessons from the world of the Tuneables is planned, I can only imagine how he will react in years to come. I plan to play the classical music CD for him next.
Although aimed as early education, The Tuneables’ beautifully orchestrated original works, and interactive hear/do/name approach to tonal and rhythm patterns, the singing voice, basic repertoire, and listening skills is wholesome kid fun. It’s not just my opinion either.
Songs include I Love Music; Patting the Beat; My Old Dog: Go, Giddy-Up, Go; ABC Medley; Eine Kleine Nacht Musik; This Song’s Funny; Train Movin’: This Old Man; Tuneville March; Sugar, Sugar; Riding in a Wagon; Bells Ring; Surprise Symphony; Teddy Bear; Love Somebody; Feel the Beat; and The Tuneables,
Parents’ Choice Gold Award, Dr. Toy’s Best 100 Children’s Products of 2011, and Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Audio kudos make this Music Intelligence Project (www.musicintelligenceproject.com) a good choice for alternative and supplemental quality music ed.
With a Guide for Parents is available for download, The Tuneables, I Love Music! 2-disc DVD and CD set retails for $29.99 and is available online at http://www.thetuneables.com/the-music shop. For more information, visit thetuneables.com.
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