We listen to a lot of music around here. My girls love listening to music in the car and relaxing with quiet music before bed, but what they really love is dancing along! When they start to get rambunctious, throwing on some uptempo kids’ music and getting them dancing works like a charm to redirect their energy. So I was pretty excited to get a review copy of Will Stroet’s newest children’s music CD, Just Imagine.
Have you heard of Will Stroet? If not, allow me to introduce you to a fantastic Canadian children’s musician from my hometown, Vancouver! He’s a former French immersion music teacher and the performer behind the Will’s Jams segments on CBC. My three year old’s fave is “Full of Beans” (’cause we always tell her she’s beany!). This video makes me smile. Check it out!
Will’s new album, Just Imagine, has 12 tracks and runs about 39 minutes. He sings about everyday things and activities every child can relate to: playing with a train, walking in the rain, making friends, colouring, and going swimming.
My girls really enjoyed listening and dancing along to Just Imagine. Their favourites include “Chloe the Utterly Cool Cow” (she’s friends with everyone in school), “Trikers”, and “Eat a Plum, Yum Yum” (Keira really got her groove going with this oh so catchy ode to fruit). Trikers is my personal favourite from this album. Here’s the chorus – I’m sure you can see why we like it!
“People in the neighbourhood, they don’t know what to do,
When I roll up, in temporary tattoos.
They call me the triker, and I’m in preschool,
I own the sidewalk, and I’m super cool, yeah!”
Will is celebrating the launch of Just Imagine with two shows in Vancouver on October 14. Get your tickets via Eventbrite.
Disclosure: I received a media sample for review. All opinions expressed are completely honest and my own, based on my personal experience. Your experience may differ.