Sunday, March 25, 2012

Available Tuesday, March 27th on CD -- La Bella Stella by Recess Music (Review and Giveaway)

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LA BELLA STELLA is the fifth release in the critically-acclaimed Celebrate Earth series from Recess Music. This album of children’s music features many contrasting styles and teaches kids about galaxies, solar systems, and other wonders of our universe. These songs were chosen for LA BELLA STELLA because they engage, educate, entertain, and encourage children to think about the natural setting of their lives to balance the ‘virtual’ world they live in. Just like the other discs in the Celebrate Earth series, LA BELLA STELLA features engaging, fun tunes enjoyable for kids and parents alike!

Track listing:

1 Nature’s Lullaby | Maria Alley
2 I Love the Dark | Tom Knight
3 Shooting Stars | Martha Johnson
4 Galaxy Song | Andy Z
5 Gravity | AudraRox
6 Nocturnal | Ken Lonnquist
7 Man In The Moon | Wayne from Maine
8 Earth’s Satellite | Wendy Whitten
9 Pluto | Rocknoceros
10 Aurora Borealis | Lori & J.D. Uponen
11 Shadow | Mary Kaye
12 Neptune Lullaby | Dr. Planet
13 Safe at Home | Banana Slug String Band
14 Harmony of the Spheres | Laura Giosh
15 So Long to the Day | Charity and the JAMband

My Thoughts:

Ask Savannah where the moon and stars are, and she will point up to the sky and smile.  It wasn't until she heard this fun cd for kids that she took a liking to the constellation.  After listening to this CD on a drive up to my parents house, we came home that night and pointed out the stars and moon to Savannah.  And, from that point on, she was hooked, and looks forward to going outside each night with Daddy to look at the moon.  As soon as she is outside, she points up to the moon and says, "Hi Moon," as she waves.  Then, she follows up by pointing to all the stars in the sky and says, "Stars," in a happy tone.  Who knew a 20 month old would love the moon and stars so much?

Out of the 15 tracks on this fun CD, Savannah can't get enough of Man in the Moon, So Long to the Day and Shooting Stars.  Like I have said in the past, I love it when I stumble upon CD's for children, that not only provide hours of entertainment, but also educate them in a fun way.  Through these playful and addicting songs, both parents and children will love learning about the solar system, galaxy and universe as a whole.  And, with Earth Day right around the corner, this CD would make for a great teaching tool, in helping children understand ways in which they can help preserve their environment and surroundings for years to come.

Even babies will love listening to this CD, as Arabella fell asleep last night as I played the two lullaby songs on this CD.  

Does your child love looking up in the sky at night time and making wishes on the twinkling stars?  Then, why not surprise them with a copy of this CD, which will shed light on what is really up in the sky that they so admire at night time.  And, with the warmer weather approaching, stargazing will be a fun activity to enjoy with your little ones, thanks in part to what you both with learn while listening to La Bella Stella. 


One lucky reader will win a copy of La Bella Stella thanks to the folks at Recess Music. To enter, please complete the MANDATORY ENTRY first, and then as many EXTRA ENTRIES as you like.  Make sure you include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win.  Good luck!
Mandatory Entry:

Visit the Recess Music website and comment about something you learned there.  Also, let me know which other CD you would love to listen to with your child.


(Please leave separate entries for each, along with your email address)

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3) Vote for Inspired by Savannah on Startup Nations 2012 Leading Moms Competition --You can vote one time per day (2 entries)

4) Enter any of my other giveaways, leaving a comment with the name of the giveaway (1entry per giveaway entered)

5) Blog about this giveaway. It must include a link to this specific post, as well as a link to my blog, (In your comment, please leave a link directly to your post – 3 Entries)

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7) Tweet about this giveaway (1 entry per tweet, per day; please include link to tweet in comment below)

Enter to #win a CD copy of La Bella Stella by Recess Music.  Your child will love discovering the moon, stars and more @recessmusic @rmccoy1234 #giveaway (Ends 4/8)

8) Vote for me on picket fence blogs (See button on right side of blog -- One entry per vote, per day; Note: You can only your one vote per day on ONE giveaway; duplicate comments on other giveaways on the same day with be void)

9) Add to a Giveaway Linky site (5 entries)

10) "Like" Recess Music on Facebook and let them know Inspired by Savannah sent you, with a comment on their wall. (1 entry)

11) Follow Recess Music on Twitter (1 entry)

Open to US residents only -- NO PO BOXES. Giveaway ends on April 8, 2012 at 11:59PM EST. I will then use to choose a winner. Winner will have 48 hrs. to respond to my email to claim prize. If I don't hear back from selected winner, I will draw another winner. 
About Recess Music:

Recess Music is a music production company.

We entertain, encourage, and educate children and families about our magnificent green planet through Earth-friendly music.

We embrace Mother Nature and strive to awaken others to the wonders of our planet.

We believe that all human beings, regardless of age, can appreciate the natural resources of Earth.

We believe that no matter where we live on our planet, we are all citizens of the world.

We celebrate Earth!

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this CD in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.


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