When son2 was a toddler, we did a couple of terms at Monkey Music, so I was interested to find out there is now a book based on the classes, which were founded by Angie Coates back in 1993, before becoming a franchise in 1998. This book is Monkey Music Let’s Sing and Play including a CD and I have received a free copy to review.
This is what it says on the back cover.
Come along on a musical adventure with Monkey and Mo!
Based on the award-winning Monkey Music classes, this unique book and CD is specially created in collaboration with the Monkey Music team, to bring the magic of Monkey Music to your own home.
Monkey Music, founded over 20 years ago by musician and teacher Angie Coates, is now a leading light in pre-school music education.
Son2 is now getting a bit old for this type of book but he enjoyed singing along with me to the CD. I have to say I didn’t recall any of these songs from when we attended the Monkey Music classes. It has been a while but I’m sure most of those were more mainstream songs. But I do remember a cuddly monkey at the class. However the CD gave us the tune, so we were quite happy joining in. And of course, there were fun actions just like if you were at a class.
This board book is written by Angie Coates and illustrated by Emily Bolam. It is currently available on Amazon for £7.94 compared to a RRP of £12.99 and includes a CD with the 22 sing-along songs. This lovely colourful book for young children is published by Campbell Books, an imprint of Pan Macmillan. I highly recommend it, especially as music is so good for young childrens’ development.
I’d love to hear about your child’s favourite book.
Disclosure. This post is a review of a product I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.