Monday, November 23, 2009

Music and Reading equal Literacy Review and Giveaway


In celebration of Tweet For Literacy I'm doing a review for Sony on the release of  the 50th Anniversary Special Edition of the Original Cast Recording: The Sound Of Music along with Simon & Schuster’s beautiful The Sound of Music: A Classic Collectible Pop-Up.

My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi and The Sound of Music, these are songs that we all grew up with which continue to hold a special place in our hearts.  The Sound of Music first opened on Broadway 50 years ago this month and quickly became one of the most popular and enduring musicals of all time. On November 16, 1959, The Sound of Music – the last musical collaboration of composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II – made history when it opened at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theater.

Click to order the bookMusic and reading with this package goes hand in hand! As a parent you can listen to the music with your child and look through the book, pointing out words you hear.  The CD is beautiful! Click here, The Sound of Music, to listen to the CD on Amazon. My most favorite song has always been Edelweiss. Simon & Schuster has put together a beautiful  Sing-Along guide to do activities with your child as you listen to the CD. 

Here is a video of the book with music playing 

According to the Child Literacy Center reading to your child is the single most valuable thing you can do. Many educational intuitions suggest reading predictable books that children can "read" back to you and sharing music with strong rhythms and songs with rhyming lines. What better way to teach your child to read, than with a story and music that you grew up with and love.  The video does not do the book justice.  It is the most beautiful Pop-up book that I have ever seen. Each page has been crafted with great deals of the illustrations and pop-ups as well as a mini book with mini pop-ups on each page that features classic song lyrics. 

The giveaway is a copy of the CD!  If you are a fan of The Sound Of Music you will want to invest in the book! This would make a great Christmas present!
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GIVEAWAY  
50th Anniversary Special Edition of the Original Cast Recording: The Sound Of Music

To enter go grab your little one and listen to SONG #4, My Favorite Things, on Amazon.  You won't hear all of Maria's favorite things on this sound clip but use the Sing-Along guide to help your child point out some of Maria's favorite things.
Come back here and give your answers for your entry!   Make sure you leave your email address at least one time so I can contact you if you win!


Bonus entries done after first entry.
1) Follow me on twitter @susieqtpies - 2 entries
2) Follow my blog with Google Friend Connect or Networked blogs- 2 entries each
3)Tweet the giveaway including the link to this blog post up to twice a day 2 entries each
4) Blog giveaway including link to this blog post 10 entries
5) Tweet any of the Tweet For Literacy Links and hashtag #Tweet4Lit found on this blog. Here is one for you http://bit.ly/7T3LIt 5 entries per day per tweet
6) Tell me one of your favorite songs on this CD! 5 entries

GIVEAWAY ends DECEMBER 4th. US Only.
Thanks to Sony for providing CD and Book for this review.

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