Normal Is Boring
Coming from a background of music education, music therapy, and many years as a camp counselor, Alyssa has finally decided to direct some of her musical energies into creating a CD for parents and children to use together. The goal of this project is simple: to encourage people to use their imaginations. In case you're wondering, yes, 5 of the songs on this CD are repeated. But listen carefully, the second version of each song was recorded with blanks left in the lyrics for you (children and caretakers!) to fill in. The idea here is helping your imagination to grow. Use the full version songs as examples, and then go crazy with your own ideas. If it seems confusing at first, try printing off the lyrics included with each song on normalcd.com so you can follow along. 'Animal's world' is trickier than most, so you will also find 'mad-lib' style lyrics with blanks and explanations of what could fit in the blanks. You and your children might even want to write out your words before playing the song to get used to it. Most of the song lyrics on normalcd.com are followed by questions that fit each song. It's your choice how you want to use this CD, if you feel like talking to your kids about the themes, marching around like an elephant, or listening in the car and adding new words each time.