As a mom (and teacher), I strive everyday to engage, nurture, and expand the mind of my little one.
Here you will find the books, music, and activities most useful to me in my endeavors.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Two Cheers for Two Flowers

I will be the first to admit it. I judge a book, or in this case a CD, by its cover. I am not going to apologize for this because I have found that my first impressions are usually not wrong. And just look at this CD cover!

I will also admit that I find most of my kids music either online or at the library ... mostly at the library. I check-out one "new" CD everytime we go, and I have had a lot of success with that practice.

Most recently, I found Danielle Sansone's Two Flowers, and I adore it! After reading about her here, I think I adore it even more. She's a mom of two ... and I will soon be a mom of two, too!

But seriously, her music speaks for itself. This disc is great for snuggling, mellowing, bedtiming, and I would suggest it (or gift it) to new moms with really little ones - it's that soothing.

Her style can only be described as eclectic (lucky for me because I love this word); every song offers a little something new, different. But I would classify her sound as somewhat bluegrass. The snippets available through her website are just not enough. You need to hear an entire song to really experience the sweetness of her lyrics, the complexities of the instruments, and the variety of her vocal tone. Sometimes she reminds me of Natalie Merchant, other times I swear I'm listening to Sarah McLaughlin or even Norah Jones. I could listen to this CD every day, and that's saying a lot for kiddie tunes!

Our favorites:
Track 5: Sleep So Sweetly
Track 7: Blanket
Track 8: The Sleepy Mile - Natalie also goes crazy for this one because it features Danielle's daughters. There's something about the singing voice of a little girl that Natalie really loves.

You can find a direct link to this CD in my sidebar.


Chi-town momma said...

I added this CD to our Rhapsody playlist and love it! Well worth a listen! I wish Sleepy Mile was longer - 57 seconds isn't enough of that cuteness!

Jessica said...

I'm going to have to check this one out. Thanks for giving me the idea to check music out of the library. We got a CD by the group "Lunch Money" last week, and some of the songs are awesome! Kids' music that doesn't sound like it. My favorite song is "A Cookie as Big as my Head." Let me know if you want to borrow it before I return it!