Sing With Me
Singer (and Peabody Award-winning screenwriter) Tracy Newman’s third CD in her Run Along Home series is a welcome invitation to young listeners (and adults, too) to sing and sway along to irresistible songs about a new baby in the house (“Daisy was the baby ‘til she got a baby sister”), the arrival of the ice cream truck on a sunny day, a “clickety-clack” train ride, a toddler’s first steps, and more. In addition to her own songs Newman performs a few original and traditional songs into the delightful mix, among them Patty Zeitlin’s I Like to Walk My Dinosaur and John Zipperer’s Sing With Me. Newman’s supple folk soprano, a cadre of child singers, and top-notch musicians reflect the series’ stated mission to “celebrate an unhurried childhood,” making every track a gentle treat.
Lynne Heffley ©2019 Parents’ Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper’s first weekly children’s arts and entertainment beat.