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Putumayo Kids Instrumental Dreamland

Putumayo world music CD’s seem to capture, in my opinion, the best a genre of music has to offer and the Instrumental Dreamland CD is by no means an exception. One of the features I love about Putumayo’s music is that they also seem to cover several international musicians in one CD. Whether the soothing tunes help your little one get to sleep or if it’s music from the children’s Brazilian Playground which gets my bebita bobbing her head from side to side and moving her arms up and down in the air, either way I think listeners will enjoy the international rhythms Putumayo’s CD have to offer.

During nap or bedtime we have been playing the Instrumental Dreamland CD while reading a book. I don’t think it can replace listening to mommas humming (at least in my opinion) when I am rocking Sabrina to sleep, but it sure helped break our routine, which was nice for both of us. I also started playing the Instrumental Dreamland CD while we are in the car especially after playing at the park or if I know we have a long car ride ahead of us to help Sabrina relax (and me, too!).

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the Putumayo website, you are not only missing out about learning what other CD’s they have, you are also missing out on the fun activities they have for your kiddos, like maps from around the world that tie to different CD’s.

I have always been drawn to Putumayo’s music as they can be found in many places like Whole Foods market, Gymboree, and different local coffee houses in my city, to name a few. I was mostly drawn to the beautifully illustrated covers I feel lucky in having the opportunity to share my experience with both the Instrumental Dreamland and the Brazilian Playground CD. I rarely mention this, nor do I think I have realized it until we started listening to the CD’s, but in a way the music has made me realize how much teaching Sabrina another language is also about making an effort to learn about other cultures, other than the ones we are so adamantly enforcing: Spanish, English, and French.

I am now on a mission to get a hold of international music to share with my bebita about the other languages, people, and cultures we may only really get to know via books, music, or television.

Sweet dreams amig@s or depending on the CD you win, get ready to dance, dance, dance!!

The Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winners: Paula and Sharon !

We’re giving away a two-CD prize pack each with the Putumayo Kids Instrumental Dreamland CD  AND the Brazilian Beats CD to TWO lucky winners.

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