Monday, 11 October 2010

Monday Review and Giveaway – Toybox CD

A few weeks ago we went on holiday to Weymouth; it’s quite a long journey for us which means keeping BG entertained. This isn’t always easy, she doesn’t like to strapped in the carseat for any length of time so you have to be creative with her. We were offered the chance to review a nursery rhyme CD called Toybox from The Rainbow Collections so I said yes and kept my fingers crossed that this would help with the car journey or at the very least mean that I didn’t have to sing Old MacDonald a hundred times.

The Toybox CD is full of traditional nursery rhymes with a little bit of twist, bit like X Factor when they make the song their own. They are sung and produced by KK and Sophie Barker of Zero 7 fame. The CD also comes with a book filled with pictures and the words to the rhymes.
BG really loved it, I mean really loved it! Every time a song finished she would ask “more?” 

After 3 hours it was slightly annoying but it kept her happy. Some of the songs work and some of them make me cringe but they are aimed at children so I will forgive them.  BG’s favourite was of course Old MacDonald but she liked Ring A Ring A Roses too.

Would I Buy It? Yes, it’s one of the better children’s CD’s

It’s available from Amazon, Play, HMV, and Asda. The cheapest I have found it is Amazon and Play for £8.99.

I have a copy to giveaway to one lucky reader.

To enter all you have to do is leave a comment telling me what your favourite nursery rhyme is.*

Giveaway ends midnight Saturday 16th October.

The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday 18th October

Good Luck

NM X

* You must leave a name on your comment
* Open to residents of the UK only
* No cash alternative offered

36 comments:

  1. My favourite nursery rhyme is 1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish a live. Mainly because it is my little ones favourite and he sings it all the time. He is so cute at singing it.

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  2. Mine, and my little boy's, favourite nursery rhyme is Old MacDonald. He loves it when me and his Daddy make the animal noises! Pippa Ainsworth (from Facebook)

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  3. Good to find out about kids CDs as tends to be a lot of trial and error when buying them. My favourite nursery rhyme is twinkle, twinkle little star - as my little one heartly sings it as tinkle, tinkle - always makes me smile! xx

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  4. My favorite nursery rhyme is Humpty Dumpty. Every week we sing it at the swimming pool before my little one jumps off the side into my arms!

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  5. We are very much in the nursery rhyme phase at the moment. Sam loves Ring o Roses but I love Incy Wincy Spider - mainly because of the actions! I found my boss looking at me strangely last week - apparently I was singing Old MacDonald under my breath. I didn't even realise!

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  6. our fave is 3 little men in a flying saucer....whoosh

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  7. My wee boy Robbie loves Incy Wincy Spider and my daughter Milly loves Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. This would be great as I am always on the lookout for new CDS - we put a CD on in Millys room at night to help settle her and she loves it when she gets something new to listen to!

    Personally I LOVE Wynken, Blynken, and Nod!

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  8. Our favourite is The Grand Old Duke of York at the moment. Piran is just getting into music so this would be great.

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  9. Well, when I was a child my Dad used to sing to me 'Wee Willie Winkie, what will you do? I'll smash your face in with my brother's shoe!'. At the time I found it hilarious, but these days I reckon my poor dad would get banged up for singing that!!!
    @SuperluckyDi

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  10. Well I have to say my favourite is Incy Wincy spider - purely because Mister A sings 'Wincy Wincy Spider' - it makes me giggle everytime and when I try to correct him tell tells me I'm getting it wrong!

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  11. lil lady and mine is twinkle twinkle. Thanks for the comp.

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  12. Because our it's our surname...Old MacDonald had a Farm is a firm favourite in our house!! I think the kids actually thought it was written especally for them!!!
    @wendymcd83

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  13. This Little Piggy - but because we are all vegetarians we substitute 'quorn roast' in the line This little piggy had roast beef!
    @PaulaHaylock

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  14. Not offically a nursery rhyme, but my Little One loves... "You shall have a fishy, on a little dishy"... when i found a youtube video of the song, she was enthralled!

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  15. Twinkle twinkle little star @kikicomp

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  16. My little girls favorite is Humpty Dumpty...and mine as well really ...Lol xx

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  17. Down in the Jungle

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  18. mine is twinkle twinkle little star because my daughter sings it all the time

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  19. It's got to be Humpty Dumpty :)

    xx-nic_dav_06-xx@hotmail.com

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  20. London Bridge Is Falling Down.

    Jaime Hyland

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  21. Goosey Goosey Gander
    where shall I wander?

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  22. baa baa black sheep or nowadays its rainbow sheep...

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  23. My LO's favourite is Twinkle Twinkle - I've sung it to him almost every night since he was born!

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  24. Mine ha to incey wincey spider as i sung it so many times to my little boy as he loved it above all else

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  25. Baa Baa Black Sheep - love the second verse too with Baa Baa White Sheep

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  26. Bobby Shaftoe has been my son's favourite for years. Thank you!

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  27. There were 10 in the bed and the little one said 'roll over, roll over'... lovely rhythm to this one!

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  28. Not sure if it's a nursery rhyme but my favourite is Dingle Dangle Scarecrow

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