“ Manufacturer: Baby Boom Boom / Type: Foreign Language „
Pushy parent? Me, surely not? After all 4 months isn't too young to be immersed in a different language. I can't remember where I heard about this, but I ordered one straight away as I wanted to refresh my nursery rhymes to sing to my baby and this seemed like a great idea. I ordered the French one as I still remember some French. I was disappointed that the suppliers forgot to put stamps on so I had to pick it up from the sorting office and pay about £3. Luckily Baby boom boom were very understanding and refunded me the cost of the CD - yippee. The CD is introduced by a very well spoken man in English and lady in French. They then start singing, first in English, then in french, usually alternating a verse at a time. Should you wish to sing along immediately there are words included. The accompanying guitar is lovely on this, and even if you ignore the fact that it is multi lingual the music is nicely produced. It would calm my baby down when it was played and it was often played in the car if she was cranky. The songs are very traditional - and while I don't know if these songs are sung in France, the translations appear to be accurate. One strange reversal is 'Brother John' or 'Frere Jacques' where Brother John comes first. Songs are as follows: Old MacDonald * Five Little Ducks * The Mulberry Bush * Twinkle Twinkle Little Star * This Little Piggy * Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes * Itzy Bitzy Spider * Round and Round the Garden * Tommy Thumb * The Alphabet Song * Brother John * The Wheels on the Bus * London Bridge * If you're happy and you know it Within a few listens I found myself singing along in French as well so at least I learnt something in the first few months of my daughter's life other than how to change a nappy quickly. We retired this after listening again and again on holiday, but I will find it again now my daughter has more understanding of language and rhythm - should be fun!
Stuck for a gift idea? I think this is perfect There are 14 nursery rhyme songs on this CD that your child will love to sing along to. What makes it so special; the hidden element of educating your child in another language in a fun way. After each verse in English it is repeated in your chosen language. My daughter absolutely loves this I have the Italian one. Everytime we get into the car she'll say BoomBoom! and has started to recognise words in both languages although I have bought the usbourne book 100 first words in Italian to compliment this and to install as much as possible in to her mind. Currently languages available include: French Spanish Italian German Polish The songs included on the CD are: Old MacDonald Five Little Ducks The Mulberry Bush Twinkle Twinkle Little Star This Little Piggy Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Itzy Bitzy Spider Round and Round the Garden Tommy Thumb The Alphabet Song Brother John The Wheels on the Bus London Bridge If you're happy and you know it If you want to teach your child a language then I would reccommend it from a very young age and an item like this provides a fun starting point. If you go to the babyboomboom website on the home page bottom left of the screen you will find a few links which say sample so you are able to listen to a short snippet before committing to purchase. I bought mine from http://www.gagagoobaby.co.uk/boom%20boom.html for £8.99 + £1.49 p&p http://www.babyboomboom.com/list-1-prodlist-1 for £9.99inc p&p I would also highly reccommend The Usbourne language books to compliment learning. Also if you are headed to the baby shows held in London BabyBoomBoom can usually be found there too, when I went last year they had a slot on the stage where they did a sing song and encouraged youngsters to get along. I believe they also run language singing groups too however as far as I am aware they are only based around the Oxford area.