What is it it?
Name Your Tune is an exciting new children's music compilation CD that is made-to-order and personalized for each child. Children will hear their name more than 80 times throughout 14 much-loved, popular childrens songs. Classic favorites such as "Old MacDonald" and "The Wheels on The Bus" and the "ABC Medley" are included with the clever and seamless insertion of your child's name or names, played over 80 times throughout the CD. There are currently over 3,900 names available on the personalization list, and if you don't see a particular name--you can fill out a form and submit it for inclusion into their next recording/printing session. Your child/childrens name is printed in large, bold lettering across the CD and can include a special message. Its a great way for kids to enjoy music, have fun, and learn together!
We received our own CD personalized with my nephews Nick & Jake's names inscribed on it. I was impressed with the quality and packaging of the CD, it wasn't flimsy or cheap looking like those bootleg DVD's that people should never buy. Instead of "Old MacDonald had a farm..." the lyrics clearly say "Little Nick had a farm, E-I-E-I-O..." Nick is older and at an age where he instantly recognizes his name and was tickled to hear both his name and his baby brother referenced in the songs over and over again. The musical recordings are actually quite pleasant on the ears, and though we've played it about 25 times already--I've managed to still hold onto my sanity and enthusiasm as everyone within earshot joins in on the popular choruses.
Is it any good?
The songs on the CD are performed by two female and two male musicians, including Parent Choice Award winning and Juno award nominated children's performer, Lenny Graf, who all together bring a melodious harmony and upbeat tempo to these childrens' favorites. I am extremely impressed with the quality of the personalization as well. I almost half expected a cheap voice over where the names would be unintelligible and the inflection of the voice speaking the names would be out of range when incorporated into the songs. I was wrong. Our CD incorporated the boys names seamlessly and flawlessly and was instantly recognizable.
So what's the bottom line?
Name Your Tune does a great job in captivating and providing a fun way for kids to get to know their favorite childrens classics with a personalized twist. Interestingly enough, Name Your Tune is the brainchild of Canadian Mompreneur, Candace Alper, who started the business out of her basement with the help from her husband Eric, a music distributor, her friends and family. " I really came to it as a Mom" said Alper in an interview reported in The Toronto Star ,"They were the songs that I used to sing with my daughter, because they were the ones I sang when I was a kid."
Where can I find it?
Name Your Tune CDs are $20.00 each, or $18.00 each when you purchase 2 or more at the same time, available only from the website.They will gladly incorporate multiple names on a Name Your Tune CD. There is no extra cost to have more than one name included throughout our songs. To do this, they alternate songs between the names. When you place your order, simply put the names in the space indicated. The website also has a large selection of other personalized children's products at fairly reasonable prices like; personalized books, paintings, art, placemats and blankets, big belly banks, personalized handcrafted wood toy products, etc.
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Hear HereA portion from the sales of Name Your Tune CDs is donated to Hear Here, a non-profit charitable foundation that purchases hearing aids for children. Hear Here is administered through The Hospital For Sick Children.
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