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123s and abcs with ella jenkins :: review + giveaway

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SFR_GetMoving_COVER_THUMBThere is a reason why Ella Jenkins is known as America’s “First Lady of Children’s Music” and every time my girls and I hear another of her songs I am reminded why she earned this honorary title. Chances are you’re familiar with the works of Ella Jenkins (even if you didn’t know it) but your kiddos may not have yet been introduced to this great children’s artist.

The newest release from Ella Jenkins and Smithsonian Folkways is aptly titled 123s and ABCs. This fun album contains 16 tracks that teach counting and the alphabet in multiple languages.

The first time we listened to the album was while running errands one day. I was very amused when my girls made me stay in the car extra long so they could finish listening to the song they were learning.

At any given time of the day we can hear one of my kids singing their favorite songs from the album. My 6-year-old will alternate belting out “This Old Man” with her 4-year-old sister who can’t sing get enough ofΒ  “Eight Clay Pigeons.” My husband even told me that our youngest was “Counting in Swahili” the other night at bed while she was half asleep.Β  Definitely the mark of a well-loved children’s album!

This 31 minute album comes with a 28-page with song lyrics and from beginning to end your kids will enjoy Ella Jenkins and her joyful engagement and respect for all children comes through while she teaches, sings, and plays games!

123s and ABCs :: $11.98 for the CD or $9.99 to download

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  • Tandi Cortez-Rios
    February 24, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    One, Two buckle my shoe is my family’s favorite.

  • trixx
    February 24, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    I like One Potato, Two Potato

  • Danielle Jones
    February 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    I like this old man.

  • jeremy mclaughlin
    February 24, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    The Eight Clay Pigeons

  • Lisa L
    February 24, 2014 at 11:35 am

    We like Counting from One to Ten in Spanish

  • Taryn T.
    February 24, 2014 at 6:28 am

    My kids would like the counting songs, and always like something different, so maybe Counting in Spanish or Swahili!

  • ashley cossette
    February 23, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    I really enjoyed One, Two, Three, Four, Five! My son and I wuold have so much fun singing these songs together!

  • Debby Chandler
    February 23, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I liked One, Two, Three, O’Leary

  • Christine
    February 22, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    I like the easy as ABC.
    Thanks for the chance!

  • Joana A
    February 20, 2014 at 7:52 am

    i like this old man

  • Emi
    February 18, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    We like One potato, two potato

  • Jessamine D.
    February 11, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    I like the One Potato, Two Potato. πŸ™‚

  • Patricia
    February 11, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    We like the Counting in Swahili

  • Anne Perry
    February 11, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Counting from One to Ten in Spanish

  • June S.
    February 10, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    I would play this one for my grandson; Counting from One to Ten in Spanish.

  • Jennifer (robbins) A.
    February 10, 2014 at 10:26 am

    My favorite song on the c.d. is “One, Two, Three, Four, Five”! πŸ™‚ I like how quickly it starts into the music, and the sound and feel of the song.