J.O.L.L.Y. Tots Music - A Basket Full Of Rhyme

Sunday 1st July 2001
J.O.L.L.Y. Tots Music - A Basket Full Of Rhyme
J.O.L.L.Y. Tots Music - A Basket Full Of Rhyme

STYLE: Childrens
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Elaine Buckley, the dear lady behind this project, has already got the endorsement of several head teachers in Nottingham. All I can observe is that they must know more about working with young children than I do. These songs are banal while their performance is painfully perfunctory, sounding like an average mum playing "beebo" with their baby. Presumably though, that's the desired effect.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Helen Wickham in Hackney, east London @ 11:34 on Apr 21 2008

The children in our church under five's group love the songs on this CD because the words are easy to hear and understand, unlike other more frenetically performed CDs on the market. Ms Buckley may sound like an average mum....but what's the problem with that? Latest research shows that parents are too shy to sing to their children (presumably thinking they will be delivered a Simon Cowell-like judgement?)..all the parents involved in our group feel able to join in with the singing sessions. So perhaps some people do know more about working with under fives that Mr Cummings.

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