Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My son loves music...he's going to be a rock star when he grows up! If he's watching a television show or a movie and there is not music (so he can sing and dance) then he walks away. I'm having a little problem at the moment with him listening to songs on the radio and then singing along and some of the songs ("Hope it gives you Hell" is the biggest problem at the moment) are not nearly appropriate for little ears.

I am always on the lookout for great kids music and it has to meet several criteria before Gaige is interesting in listening.
  1. The music has to be fun!
  2. Gaige has to be able to sing and dance to it!
  3. Gaige loves music that is interactive (clap your hands, stomp your feet).
When I found out that my family would be reviewing Sweets 'n' Treats children's CD by Tracey Singer I was very excited! As soon as I received the CD I popped it into the CD player and was instantly surprised at how lively and animated the music was. I knew that my son would love the music but I was pleasantly surprised when all four of my kids started singing and dancing along. Characters like Mall Mom, Foxy Joe, and Hard-Hearted Haley make the music come to life and add a comical element to the music. I had to laugh when my middle daughter shouted out, "Mommy I know someone just like that!" when Hard-Hearted Haley was introduced in the song Nana Nana Boo Boo. Our absolute favorite song though was the title song Sweets 'n' Treats, which talks about every kids fantasy of eating nothing but candy and sweet stuff.

Here's the low down on Tracey Singer, the man behind the music! Tracey is a stay-at-home dad who has found a way to juggle full-time parenting with songwriting, performing, and studio work. Singer actually has an MBA and traded a management position at a Fortune 100 company to stay at home with his kids. Tracey says that his music is a blend of several styles of music noting, "Just look at the song list on any child's ipod and you will find song styles that jump all over the place. I created this album to be like a pre-loaded ipod for kids."

If you're looking for a fun, energetic, great CD for your kids I recommend Sweets 'n' Treats, you're kids will love it and you might just find yourself singing along to Mall Mom just like I did. Sweets 'n' Treats is scheduled to have a July 7, 2009 release date.


  1. What a great story about Tracey! I'm glad my boyfriend likes it!

  2. Rock on the boys would love this!


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