Call me sad but I’m a little bit of a Justin Fletcher fan. I’m a little bit in awe of how he understands what kids find entertaining and has them eating out of the palm of his hand. So when I was asked to review his latest CD I jumped at the chance.
My 1 year old is just becoming old enough to play with her 3 year old sister. What fun they had when I put this CD on for them, I haven’t seen them laugh so much in ages.
Hands Up is full of children’s favourites like ‘Heads,Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ and ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ but the vibrant dance beats behind give the songs added energy. The opening Song ‘Hands Up’ had me dancing around the room with them, much to the amusement of my youngest.
The children’s favourite is ‘The Hokey Cokey’, we all joined in with the actions before collapsing in a heap of giggles at the end. I’m not usually a fan of children’s CD’s with twee tinkly music and the same songs dragged out time and time again. Justin’s enthusiasm and well produced, energetic backing tracks makes Hands Up a refreshing change.
If you have a children’s party coming up Justin Fletcher’s CD would be perfect (there is even a calming lullaby at the end to bring the children back down to earth).
Justin Fletcher Hands Up … The Album is available for a retail price of £8.97 From Amazon.
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Congratulations to Maya Russell who won this competition. Maya’s question and other selected questions will be answered in posts over the next few weeks. If you weren’t lucky enough to win there is a competition on my other site Practically Perfect Mums which runs till the end of the month.
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