CW was immediately interested in Someone Else’s Shoes. He loved the rhythms, the musicality, and the words. Of course, he kind of missed the point of “Take a Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes” because he was very worried that it isn’t nice to stand in someone else’s shoes. CW stated, “You have to ask them first, right?” Well, I guess he’s at least getting part of the lesson!
In a world full of bullies, it is a struggle to teach a child to stick up for himself while being kind to others. This CD teaches empathy and manners while encouraging living in harmony with others. Recess Music will release Someone Else’s Shoes on July 31 (it is the third in its “Best Foot Forward series”).
What sets this CD apart from others (other than the positive messages specifically for children ages 4-11) is the compilation of award-winning children’s musicians, including two-time Grammy winders Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, four-time Emmy winning composer/performer Jamie Broza, and Parents’ Choice and NAPPA winner Swingset Mamas. My favorite songs include “There’s No Place for Bullies in Our School” by The Hill Brothers, “Take a Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes” by Swingset Mamas, and “Say Something Nice About Someone” by The Happy Crowd (CW was bopping his head next to me as we listened to it). The songs range from folk, jazz, pop, and country-esque arrangements, so there is something for everyone, but you won’t feel like you are listening to children’s music!
If you have been looking for a great way to teach your children about being a kind, empathetic friend to others, Someone Else’s Shoes is the perfect CD for you! It will be available online at www.recessmusic.com, our affiliate amazon.com, or iTunes!
Kristin is a former high school English teacher and show choir geek enjoying time as a stay-at-home mom to CW and new baby brother MD.
Thanks to Dapple for the chance to review their products! As always, all opinions are Kristin’s and her boys’ and were not influenced by anyone.