Music is an important part of my life. I started violin lessons at age 4, added piano at 8, and went on to study organ and voice in college. I love good children’s music, and Vicki Christensen’s Down by the River stands out for a few reasons. Each song has its own feel – the CD reflects several different musical styles, features a diverse range of singers and instrumentation (well-matched to the various styles), and is designed to teach in a very gentle and imaginative way. It was also created by my incredibly talented aunt!
My kids love singing along and dancing to this CD, and they are big fans of the illustrated picture book that goes along with the album’s title song. It was also a hit with our friends when we drove to the zoo together this week! If you are looking for a CD of fun children’s music that gets kids thinking and won’t drive you crazy as it is played over and over and over, this collection is a safe bet!