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So Smart! Classical Music Cartime CD Review

When I signed up to review So Smart! Classical Music Cartime, for babies 0-36 mos. I was expecting baby lullabies such as Hush a Bye Baby, Itsy Bitsy Spider, and the like. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the CD was a selection of classical music. What more, the tracks are played by live classical orchestras.

I popped the CD in for a listen, and it took me back to my pregnancy days, when I’d listen to solely classical music and shunned pop stations. I am one of the moms who believes that classical music happen to encourage focus on children, and when is a better time to start than in the womb? And now we’re back full circle, as I played the CD with my 8 mo. old daughter in her car seat. She is a music lover anyway, but I know she’s picky. When she’s sleepy and the music is just right, she’s off to dreamland in no time. When it’s not, she wails even louder. The selections in the CD seem to be just right, as she listened without fuss and eventually nodded off while listening to Track #3 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.

I have nothing but praise for this CD. The clarity is wonderful, the selection varied, from the fast tempo to the slower Waltz of the Flowers. For parents who wish for better listening selections for their little ones that pop-music, you can’t go wrong with Mozart, Tchaikovsky or Pachelbel.

From the So Smart! Series; a Parenting Magazine Award Winner and winner of 25 National Awards.


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