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Music for Aussie Kids

Australia is a unique country and our music for kids is no different! To add a truly Aussie flavour to your kids’ musical entertainment try some of the great selection of Australian CDs we have at Educational Esteem.
One of the trailblazers of Australian children’s music is singer, songwriter and Play School presenter (kids of the 70s and early to mid 1980s will remember him!) Don Spencer. Don, who is also Russell Crowe’s father-in-law, is famous for his songs about Aussie animals and life in the bush – his best-known song is probably “feathers, fur and fins” – and the 2-CD Don Spencer Ultimate Collection is a must. The first CD is a collection of Australian Animal Songs and the second CD is Don’s all time favourites. There are also Don Spencer DVDs available like Feathers, Fur or Fins that takes kids on a musical, fun and education journey into the world of Australian animals.
Aunty Wendy’s Mob: Growing Up Strong is an album that has a focus on Aboriginal culture but meant for kids from all cultures to enjoy. Wendy Notley is a non-Aboriginal Early Childhood teacher whose inspiration to create a collection of children’s songs with an Aboriginal perspective came from working with women and kids at the Murawina Long Day Care Centre in Redfern, Sydney. This book and CD are a great way embrace the culture of our First Australians as well as having lots of fun.
Ian Blakeney is another singer-songwriter who focuses on Australian music for kids with several titles available including Aussie Outback for Kids, Aussie Beachtime for Kids and A to Z of Australia for Kids. A to Z of Australia, in particular, is an ideal way to build language with your kids while enjoying the uniquely Australian Alphabet songs that covers all the letters, including A for Aborigine, G for Goanna, Y for Yabbie…there’s lots of fun to be had.
For the classic Australian holiday there is the perfect soundtrack – Aussie Roadtrip Singalong. The interactive songs and activities on this CD and accompanying booklet tap into all aspects of childhood development – language, problem solving, self-esteem, memory and social skills – with songs like “Coo-ee”, “Outback Jack”, “Stop at the Servo” and  “The BBQ Song”.
Coco’s Lunch is an Aussie ARIA award-winning all-girl vocal and percussion group who make music for adults and kids. Wally Wombat Shuffle is ideal for ages 4-8 and parents will love the funny and catchy tunes like “Coco’s Samba”, “Spooky” and “Dizzy Spin” too.
For an all-round great collection of music try The Great Australian Songbook Volumes 1 and 2 Set that features well-known Aussie artists Rolf Harris, Slim Dusty and John Williamson and also renditions of old-style tunes that tell of this country’s history and traditions.

 

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