What is Music Together? Glad you asked! They are a company that’s been around since 1987, with the goal of helping kids (and adults) realize they are musical. They help kids learn to sing in tune and keep a beat. A characteristic that will help them enjoy music for life.
Many members of the TOS Crew, including us, had the opportunity to review the Music Together Family Favorites CD and Songbook Combo with their family.
There are 9 Music Together collections of music and the cd has 19 of the most favorite songs from those collections. The cd comes with a booklet that has a page or two dedicated to each song on the cd, with more information about the song and suggested activities for it, as well.
If you would like to listen to previews of the songs, you can do that on their site. Sometimes it’s nice to be able to hear what you will be getting and they give you the opportunity to do just that!
The Songbook is a spiral bound book with over 100 full color pages, specifically designed to be used with children. Music Together suggests you use the book and cd with preschools, early education classes, church groups and homeschool.
It has so many activities to do with each song. It has a list of suggested things to go along with the activities, such as egg shakers and rhythm sticks, but if you don’t have those (we don’t) you can definitely find other things around the house you can use as substitutes.
There is also written music and guitar chords if you or your child know how to play the guitar (or are learning to play), so that you can play along with the songs!
Another great asset to the book is that it has a glossary of musical terms in the back.
This program was a little young for my older two (ages 8 and 10), but perfect for my 4 year old! And, the older two always love to get involved in ‘teaching’ her, so they liked it for that reason alone.
Information at a glance:
What is it? Music Together Songbook and CD Combo
For Whom? Preschool to age 7
How much? It is $39.95 for the combo. Enter “Schoolhouse” at checkout and get an additional $2 off! Also, if you want more of the songs, you can download them from the site for only .99 each!