My hope is that this is the beginning of a series spotlighting good music for kids that won't leave you gasping for adult company.
Rain for Roots - Big Stories for Little Ones
I've been hearing rumblings about Rain for Roots on the internets for a little while now, and finally sat down to listen to it during a coloring extravaganza with my little one yesterday morning. We both loved it immediately. It's whimsical without being silly and peaceful without being boring (it could serve as a lullaby CD, but certainly doesn't have to). The melodies are sweet and the music interesting in that way that little kids like. It has that quality that I can't quite describe but that makes my daughter say, "It's MY songs!" when she hears it.
And yet, I myself completely enjoy every song. Not a moment verges into that annoying "kids' music" thing that causes mothers everywhere to lose even more brain cells. It's hard to choose, but my two favorites at the moment are "God Rescues Noah from the Storm" and "Jesus Loves Little Children". The latter is a beautiful portrait of God as powerful Creator of the universe as well as the Shepherd who values each child as a treasure. "Jesus is Alive" says, "Who died and came alive again? Who came to rescue you and men? / Who came to make all things brand new? Who did it all for love of you?" "Little David Beats Goliath" made my daughter gasp with shock and recognition when she realized it was about the same story her dad and I have been telling her recently.
This will become a well-played album in our house for years to come. I only wish it were longer.
..."Let the children come to me; do not hinder them,
for unto such belongs the kingdom of God." Matthew 10:14
(In case you were wondering where I've been for most of this year, I was dealing with a nasty case of morning sickness. All better now! Baby is due in November :-)