Disclosure: I received a free product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own!
When I started to get ideas for gifts for my grandchild, the one thing I did not think about was a Lullaby CD. When a PR rep pitched me about doing a review on their clients new lullaby album, I was excited and said yes. She sent me the best-selling children’s recording artist and preschool TV favorite Laurie Berkner’s new lullaby album, “Laurie Berkner Lullabies“!
A former preschool music teacher by day and indie rocker by night, Laurie Berkner started selling her music over fifteen years ago out of her living room on her own label, Two Tomatoes Records. Laurie currently stars in Sing It, Laurie!, an animated short-form series on the Sprout preschool TV channel, and makes frequent appearances on the network’s “Sunny Side Up Show” and in music videos.
The CD features traditional lullabies (“Hush Little Baby,” “Little Boy Blue”) as well as brand new songs to lull little ones to sleep (“Fireflies,” “All the Planets”). The album also includes re-worked versions of Laurie’s classic originals (“Under A Shady Tree,” “Five Days Old”) – and, of course, the beloved Laurie Berkner bedtime favorites “Moon Moon Moon” and “Goodnight.”
The lullaby CD is enhanced by the voices of children including Laurie’s own daughter, Lucy! Says Laurie, “I have been getting requests for this album for many years. I’ve now been a parent since 2004, and I’ve had a chance to feel that amazing experience of singing my own child to sleep.
Laurie Berkner Lullaby CD Track Listing
- A Lullaby
- I Gave My Love A Cherry (The Riddle Song)
- Sing Me A Song
- Under A Shady Tree
- Your Beautiful Eyes
- Moon Moon Moon
- Hush Little Baby
- All Around My Room
- What Is The Color Of My Dreams?
- All The Planets
- Little Boy Blue
- In The Clouds
- Like A Seashell
- All Through The Night
- Five Days Old
- Stars Are Shining
Review quotes from Newspapers/Magazines “Laurie Berkner does what Fred Rogers did: respect, validate and reassure young children.” – Los Angeles Times “The queen of children’s music.” – People Magazine “Her music is distinctive because it speaks to kids without talking down to them,charming youngsters without boring grown ups.” – The Wall St. Journal
While I am not use to this type of music, I need to get use to it so when I have my grand-baby, I can lull her to sleep in a peaceful manner. These songs are fun and very relaxing to listen to. Laurie as a very loving tone to her voice. I found myself trying to sing along to a few and I don’t know the songs! 🙂
I’m very happy to have been asked to review the CD. I think my favorite song is #7 Your Beautiful Eyes, it’s so pretty!
I definitely recommend this CD as a baby shower gift. Perfect for a basket of gifts or a CD and stuffed animal and blankie 🙂
You can purchase Laurie’s Lullaby CD or any of her other CD’s on Amazon (starting at $9), and Walmart and Target.
The PR company has offered to giveaway a Lullaby CD to each of the Baby Shower Giveaway Winners!
May 27 – June 10th 2014, My Frugal Savings will be hosting a Baby Lovin Baby Shower Giveaway event in honor of my daughter’s Baby Shower May 17th! There will be multiple baby products, including the product above, and prizes split between 3 winners to be sure to bookmark my blog and check back to enter!
Disclaimer: I would like to thank Sarah Geist Rosen at SKG Publicity for allowing me to review the LAURIE BERKNER LULLABIES CD ($14 value). No compensation was exchanged. I was not required to write a positive review. My opinions of this product is entirely my own. Read the full disclosure policy.
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I’m a Gramma to a beautiful, funny, smart little girl who was born in July of 2014. She’s the joy of my family and I’m so very proud to be a gramma (an alternate spelling for grandma)! I am a coffee, music, movie and outdoor lover! I love festivals and concerts. Spending time with my family is the best time in my life. I love my blogging job and all it has given me.