As a parent to toddlers, watching kid T.V. is unavoidable, so finding something tolerable is key. Especially because we all know that certain characters become obsessions and we are then required to watch them, over…and over…and over again.
Well friends, I am happy to report that Sesame Streets Singing with the Stars is actually really well done. It starts off with Will.i.am, and for this mama who loves her Hip-Hop, I was instantly a fan. The short, 1:52 song is fantastic for everyone in your household, simply because of the message in the lyrics. Here’s a little snippet:
If what I am is what’s in me,
Then I’ll stay strong,
That’s who I’ll be.
And I will always be the best,
Me that I can be.
There’s only one me
I am it.
Have a dream,
I’ll follow it.
It’s up to me to try.
Oh, I’mma keep my head up high…HIGH!
Keep on reachin’ high…HIGH!
Never gonna quit
I’ll keep gettin’ stronger.
Here’s the video link if you want to see the whole clip:Â Will.i.am Sesame Street – What I Am
What I loved about this DVD was there were elements that made me laugh in addition to the learning. They were thinking about the parents a bit on this one folks! Not like the Barney counterparts.Â The hilarious celebrity lullaby by Ricki Gervais was priceless and Adam Sandler makes an appearance, which is always comical.
If you’re like me and you like goodÂ 90′s flashbacks then you’ll enjoy Hootie & the Blow Fish’s appearance and REM’s Furry Happy Monsters to the tune of Shiny Happy People. Beyonce & Destiny’s Child circa 1997, complete with fashion to match was pretty great, too. They sing Walk, which has been a theme song in our household this past year while trying to get one of our twins, who turned two in December, to walk. She smiles and gives it her best each time the tune comes on…”I gotta new way to walk…walk, walk…” It’s been a fun way for us to encourage our little girl to get through her struggles with this milestone.
A few ballads by Nora Jones and Alicia Keys allows for some slow dancing with your little ones, if it pleases you, to round out the DVD.
Overall, it is upbeat, fresh and even takes you back a bit. Oh, and mom’s, you’ll be pleased with a bit of L.L. Cool J eye candy while working on some addition. You’re welcome.
Sesame Street’s Singing with the Stars is worth the money if you have an Elmo addict in the house – because while many of the Sesame Street characters are featured, Elmo is the star of the show. This musical DVD will hold the attention of the little kids, the big kids and even make the parents laugh a bit; it’s a win-win!
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