Pick of the Day: “There is another” …Sarah Lee Guthrie

November 11, 2009

Daughter of Arlo and grandaughter of Woody….enjoy the great talent Sarah Lee Guthrie. Read our review of her new CD, Go Waggaloo–winner of an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum DVD Award.



Top Toys for Kids with ADHD: A Video Demonstration

September 30, 2009
Top Toys for Kids with ADHD

Top Toys for Kids with ADHD

So I spent the day working on our new list of top toys for kids with ADHD.  The full article is now posted on our website. Went on line to see what other people were saying on the subject…and found me!  I taped this piece for the local WNBC station here in NYC ..but it  found its way to redorbit.com.  A good demonstration of some of the toys we’re recommending…Click here to view.

Fun…from songwriter/artist Cathy Block

April 21, 2009

A fun little clip from artist/songwriter Cathy Block!

One of my favorite recordings for kids is from Cathy–it’s called Timeless.cathyblock2For more information about Cathy’s music, visit www.buildingblockmusic.com. Cathy is such a joyful songwriter and person–she has just started music together classes in Bucks County PA–if you’re close enough to go–it will be a treat. She’s the person you wish would come over with the guitar or banjo and play…she has that kind of energy that’s infectious. In interest of full disclosure, she’s also my sister in law (lucky for me!).

Pick of the Day: Sandra Boynton’s Blue Moo

February 12, 2009

bluemooSo good!  By now most of you know that I really dread the days we review children’s audio.  So much of it is painfully preachy–or about bodily functions.  I get the importance of potty training…really I do, but how many songs, if any, need to focus on it?  This is why I’m delighted to share this wonderful collection from Sandra Boynton and her partner Michael Ford.  (I also apologize to my niece Ali–who had told me I really needed to listen to this weeks ago!) Here’s our full review:

I just want to give Sandra Boynton and Michael Ford a huge hug for coming through with a wonderful collection of witty music that is performed by a really interesting mix of performers including John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting, Patti LuPone, Neil Sedaka, B.B. King and Davy Jones of Monkey fame. Highlights include Davy Jones singing “My Personal Penguin”…it’s just so nice to hear his voice again and sing a song that’s fun…and Patti LuPone singing the Rabbit Tango as only she could! The collection is right on target for kids without being about going to the potty or about your three year old’s responsibility to the global community. It’s happily and beautifully smart, intelligent and entertaining.

We’ve added Blue Moo to our Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Audio List.