Both of my boys are music lovers. Whether it’s a favorite CD in the car or a favorite song streaming at night as they go to bed, their daily lives are often set to music. It’s no surprise at all for me to walk in on either one of them singing or humming along with favorite songs and it’s rare that I ever find them without their headphones on. While they both love music in general, my youngest adores when the music from one of his favorite shows can be brought into our home, allowing him to experience adventures on screen and then travel through his own imagination each and every time he hears the song. In fact, while I love finding shows that encourage him to imagine and dream, I even more adore finding the music that goes with the show while encouraging imagination daily with fun songs and familiar voices.
Knowing my youngest son’s love of music, I’ve been searching for favorite songs that I can give him for Christmas to keep him imagining and having fun all year long. As I searched for the perfect choice, I quickly discovered that one of his favorite Netflix shows, Kazoops, has an equally fabulous album. Now, just in case you’re not familiar with the imaginative fun that is Kazoops, this perfect show for preschoolers made it’s US and global debut on Netflix on September 2nd. The animated series which was created in Australia follows the adventure of six-year-old Monty (my son loves that they are the same age) and his best friend Jimmy Jones who just happens to be the family pet pig. Through the series Monty uses his vivid imagination to challenge life concepts like wearing matching socks or having rules for every game, all the while demonstrating to children the value of critical thinking and creative play in an entertaining and enlightening way. Knowing the pure delight that lights up his face each and every time we turn on an episode of Kazoops with Monty and his make-believe adventures, I instantly knew that I had found THE gift that would both delight, entertain and engage my little guy this holiday season. After setting him up watching a favorite episode of Kazoops, I gave Just Imagine, the first music album from Kazoops that is now available worldwide, a listen to confirm what I already knew….that it was a perfect holiday gift.
With fun lyrics that pair perfectly with the Kazoops series on Netflix, Just Imagine is an album that makes encouraging imagination easy! The familiar voice of Monty is recognizably interspersed through songs that have catchy lyrics and fun topics (dinosaurs anyone?) making this music album an instant favorite with my little guy! His interest sparked as soon as he heard Monty’s voice and once the songs started, he was hooked.
I can’t say that I blame him! Just Imagine, the music album from Kazoops is seriously fabulous music for ages three and older. In fact, I can’t say that I’m surprised at all that since the launch of the series in July 2016, the music in Kazoops has been inspiring children with it’s variety of genres and whimsical combination of guitars, ukuleles, drums, glockenspiels, retro synths, string vocals and more. Want to know what I mean? Click below to hear the fun and fabulous Dino Saurus Games!
Or how about laughing along with Monty as he discovers that things that go together aren’t always the same in Matching Socks!
The fun doesn’t stop there though! The part I love most about Just Imagine, the music album from Kazoops is that there are a variety of 20 tracks produced by the Kobalt Music Group that never get old, including 19 songs from the current Netflix series and a new to-minute extended version of the opening title song.! My son will listen to them time after time and as the mama of a music loving child, each time I hear one start, my heart is happy!
This holiday season, I encourage to discover this great way of encouraging imagination through music. Start by discovering the Kazoops show on Netflix. As a parent, I think you’ll appreciate the fact that this kid-approved show is produced in consultation with early childhood development experts and explores questions that kids encounter daily, from the everyday issue to the philosophical! And I’m pretty sure your child will laugh along with Monty and his pet pig Jimmy Jones as he or she is encouraged to dream big, ask questions and “Just imagine….”.
Then be sure to share the joy of the music that makes Kazoops so special with all the kids in your life! The album is currently available in English and will soon be released in 2017 in 18 other languages. Whether it’s your own child, nieces, nephews, neighborhood friends or school friends, Just Imagine, the music album from Kazoops makes a fabulous gift for the imaginative kid on everyone’s list! Ready to add it to your holiday list? Just Imagine is currently available on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube and Amazon and will appear on other digital music services shortly! So be sure to download these fabulous songs TODAY. And once you do, if your child is like mine, his or her face will light up as amazing adventures and curious questions come to life through this fun music!
But before you head off to download Just Imagine for the special child in your life, my little guy wants to share a little of his love for Kazoops and the Just Imagine music with you! Be sure to take a minute to check him out below!
Then go get Just Imagine, the music album from Kazoops for yourself and encourage a child in your life to dream bigger, explore more and just imagine this holiday season!
Tell me, whose imagination will you be encouraging with Kazoops and the Just Imagine music album this holiday season?