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Fun Finds for September 2009

Parent & Child's favorite toys, plus the best books, CDs, DVDs, and tech. 

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Putumayo Kids European Playground

 

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These upbeat tunes collected from across Europe will have everybody in the family bopping their heads in time. Songs hail from Finland, Belgium, Greece, Spain, and more. Putumayo Kids, $15. Ages 3 to 12.

What a Ride!
Eric Herman and the Invisible Band

 

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Eric Herman’s 5th CD explores the universe with catchy tunes like the title track. Silly lyrics, simple melodies, and interactive, fun songs make this album a blast for all ages. Butter-Dog Records, $15. Ages 4 to 12.

Field Trip
Recess Monkey

 

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Who better than a bunch of elementary school teachers to offer up a collection of songs about school trips? Beatles-inspired jokes abound in selections like “Marshmallow Farm” and “L.I.C.E.” Monkey Mama, $15. Ages 5 and up.


B Is for Bob
Bob & Ziggy Marley

 

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With little listeners in mind, Grammy-winner Ziggy Marley reworks some of the music of his father, legendary reggae artist Bob Marley. Melodies have been simplified in 8 of the tunes, making them more kid-friendly. Tuff Gong, $14. All ages.

 

DVDS

Coraline

 

When Coraline opens a mysterious door in her new house, she finds a mirror world that seems like everything she’s wanted. But it is not what it seems . . . A creepy tale in 3-D stop-motion animation. Universal, $35. Ages 10 and up.

Treasury of 25 Storybook Classics: Dinosaurs, Trucks, Monsters

 


These adaptations of children’s books bring stories about kids’ favorite things to life with animation and occasional live action. Actor Chevy Chase lends his voice to Pete’s a Pizza. Scholastic, $30. Ages 3 to 9.

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