Saturday, December 12, 2009

Maestro Classics (Review)

As part of the Homeschool Crew, I received a free copy of the Tortoise and the Hare by Maestro Classics to review. The CD features the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and is narrated by Yadu (Dr. Konrad Czynski in real life).

The Tortoise and the Hare

Each CD packet comes with a booklet that shows photos and names of the various orchestra instruments; a brief explanation on notes, fractions and time signatures (translation: how to read music). This paritcular booklet also contains info and photos about tortoise vs turlte and hare vs. rabbit. Also included are a word jumble, dot-to-dot and crossword puzzle that goes along with the story.

My girls thouroughly enjoyed the listening to the CD. Heck, they actually sat STILL and listened as opposed to rolling around doing other stuff, this alone earns a two thumbs up from me! We used the booklet to learn more about musical instruments and the little animals that I mentioned above. This particular CD lasts just short of 54 minutes, so it will be a good CD for road trips!

The Tortoise and the Hare costs $16.98. Also available are The Story of Swan Lake; Jaunita the Spanish Lobster; and Casey at the Bat among others.

To read the reviews of other Crew members, click here.

Disclosure: This product was provided to our family for free as members of the 2009-2010 Old Schoolhouse Magazine Homeschool Crew. Reviews and opinions expressed in this blog are our own.

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