“The Tortoise and the Hare” Stories and Music CD Giveaway

Giveaway Closed – Congrats Kerri!

clip_image002My mother was a piano teacher.  We grew up listening to the 1812 Overture and assumed all kids did.  When as a 7-year-old I would tell my friends’ moms that Tchaikovsky was my favorite composer, they looked at me like I fell off mars.  I’m thankful for the appreciation I have of music, and that I can feel quite comfortable going to a symphony or discussing music with others.  I want my son to experience that too.  A great way to get little ones started is with the award-winning Stories and Music series from Maestro Classics.  Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra with original scores written by conductor and composer Stephen Simon, this delightful CD offers a unique narration of the classic story “The Tortoise and the Hare“.  

I appreciate the format and the lengths that are taken to help expose kids to music with this CD.  It’s an enjoyable listen, not only for kids but for adults as well.  The music is fun and the narration is done wonderfully.  The CD even comes with a 24-page activity booklet that shows the instruments of the orchestra, which helped me show my son so many of the instruments I’ve told him about.  I’m finding this CD to be a great learning tool in helping my son understand how to listen to music.  I’ve long since tried to engage him by making up my own stories about what music means, and this takes it to a much more colorful, exciting level!

Want to win your own copy of The Tortoise and the Hare ($16.98 retail)?  Maestro Classics will be giving a copy to a dkM reader!

Multiple Options for Multiple Entries:

1.) Just visit Maestro Classics and tell me what else you liked or learned there.  (***You may enter once a day, but please list a new item you like each time.) Remember, leave an interesting comment. If I cannot contact the winner, you might be chosen instead based on your comment.

2.) Blog about, Twitter, Subscribe and/or Become a Fan on FacebookGet an extra entry for each of these activities.  This time just leave a separate comment for each (only one time for each extra activity completed), giving me a link to your blog post, your Twitter name, and/or a note saying you’re an FB Fan and/or subscriber.  SUBSCRIBE HERE!  

(Psst!  My Twitter name is dkMommy.)

Feel free to do all five to gather multiple entries to win! You have until midnight EST on Friday, December 11, 2009, to enter.

75 thoughts on ““The Tortoise and the Hare” Stories and Music CD Giveaway

  1. The Story of Swan Lake sounds lovely. My oldest granddaughter who is “almost 7” has been taking ballet lessons since the age of 21/2. She would love this!

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  4. This is very cool.I love that this is all about expanding listening horizonsand that enccourages listening toghether very cool concept

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