Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Schoolhouse Rock: Multiplication Rock
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Children's Music, Broadway & Vocalists
Mathematics is a particularly sensitive educational area in the United States (and, for that matter, the world in the digital age). This set is tremendously simplistic but appropriately so, rooting through numerical issue... more »
Mathematics is a particularly sensitive educational area in the United States (and, for that matter, the world in the digital age). This set is tremendously simplistic but appropriately so, rooting through numerical issues but also introducing the gist of so many "story problems" that kids have encountered since at least the 1970s. The music has a distinctly '70s feel, sounding a touch like Paul Simon backed by some more-staid offshoot of the Staple Singers. "Ready or Not, Here I Come" is a rambling blast, shuffling quickly and soulfully and showing the depth of jazz vocal veteran Bob Dorough's command of language and rhythm. Things are spry--maybe a bit too much--but single-digit kids (mostly the 4-and-over range) will catch the snappy groove easily and ask for more. --Andrew Bartlett
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is great. I remembered it from my childhood Saturday mornings and it has helped my 3rd grader immeasurably. My five year old knows his threes multiplication tables. He asked his kindergarted teacher if 5 x 20 = 100 and she was floored. If you have a kid who has trouble with multiplication, this is your CD."
Ok, I admit it...
jumpy1 | New York, NY | 08/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm 30 years old, with no kids, and I own all the Schoolhouse Rock CDs. The music is fun, the songs are great, and they just make me happy...that said, Multiplication Rock is the best of all of them. All of the songs are memorable. Maybe it's because they were the original concept of the series. If you get this one and the greatest hits, you've covered the best songs of all the CDs."
Great songs for the kids
jumpy1 | 07/27/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I must confess that, as a kid, long after I learned my times tables, I found myself enjoying these songs on Saturday mornings. They are very clever and tuneful ways to introduce each number, from zero to twelve. Your kid will enjoy it (and learn something too)!"