The Kiboomers - Preschool Circle Time Songs (2013)

Reason for Listening:
My Albums Scrobbled (2019).
Scrobbles: 100. Scrobble/Album_Song_Count: 1.67.

Released 20130613.
60 songs. 113:15. Preschool Circle Time Songs (2013)

Scrobbled album once.
Scrobbled album up to track 39 ("Old Mcdonald Had a Farm").
First listen.

[W] for Wikipedia
[I] means I know a way (or can think of a way) to sing the song with interaction (e.g., hand signs)
[H] means I've heard the song before but would need to learn the lyrics in order to sing it
[X] means I'm absolutely not familiar with the song
[123: # to #] means a song with numbers.
[ABC: X, X, etc.] means a song focused on the alphabet or letters.

Aiken Drum [W][X][I]
Alice the Camel [I][123: 5 to 0] - I recall this song on Barney. "Alice is a horse, of course."
Alphabet Boogie [X][ABC: A to Z]
Alphabet Song [ABC: A to Z] - This version of the alphabet song is appropriately slow
The Ants Go Marching [I][123: 1 to 5]
Apples and Bananas [ABC: Vowels]
B-I-N-G-O [I][ABC: B-I-N-G-O] - This version is slow and gives instruction. Good for someone learning this song. However, being familiar with the song, I think it's dreadfully slow.
Bicycle Built for Two (Daisy Bell) [H]
Circle Time Song [X][123: 4 to 1]
Colors [X] - I really like this song.
Count Your Fingers [X][I][123: 1 to 10] - Another slow song.
Clap Song [X][I] - Hmm. The song sounds a little familiar. I wonder if I knew it when I was younger. In any case, it sounds like a fun song.
Donkey [H]
Down by the Bay [H] - A reasonable version of this song.
Down by the Station
Down on Grandpa's Farm - Oh my goodness. I haven't heard this song in forever.
Eensy Weensy Spider [I] - I'm a fan of the "Itsy Bitsy Spider."
Farmer in the Dell - I'm familiar with this song ending with "The cheese stands alone," which I personally never understood. If the mouse/rat has taken the cheese then why does the cheese stand alone? This version excludes that part!
Five Little Monkeys [I][123: 5 to 0]
Follow Me [X]
Found a Peanut [X] - Sung to the tune of "Oh My Darling, Clementine"
Go in and out the Window [X]
Good Morning [X]
Green Grass Grows All Around [I]
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes [I]
Hokey Pokey [I] - This version doesn't sound as lively as I'm used to for the Hokey Pokey.
Home on the Range
I've Been Working on the Railroad
If You're Happy and You Know It [I] - I'm not a fan of this version
It's Raining, It's Pouring [I]
Little Red Wagon [X]
Little Skunk's Hole [X] - This is an interesting song.
London Bridge [I]
Mary, Mary Quite Contrary [H]
Miss Mary Mack - I remember saying this rhyme for hand clapping.
The More We Get Together - One of my favorite songs as a kid.
Muffin Man
My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean - I always think of Baby Bop (from Barney) singing this song. It's possible she says "blanket" instead of "bonnie."
Old Mcdonald Had a Farm
One Finger, One Thumb [X][I]
One, Two Buckle My Shoe [I][123: 1 to 10]
Over in the Meadow [H][I]
Pussycat, Pussycat [H]
Ring Around the Rosie
Rise and Shine [X][I]
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
A Sailor Went to Sea [H]
Seasons [X] - To the tune of "If You're Happy and You Know It"
Shapes [X]
Shoo Fly
Six Little Ducks [Not 123]
So Long Now [X] - a farewell song
There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea [X][I] - Seems inspired by "Green Grass Grows All Around"
This Little Pig [I]
Three Little Kittens [Not 123]
To Market, To Market
Two Little Blackbirds
The Walking Song [X] - Sung to the tune of "Frère Jacques"
The Wheels on the Bus [I]
Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone? - Cool instrumentation to make this song more lively

I don't like the idea of listening to these children songs in alphabetical order.* I suppose, however, that my child doesn't care. And with the ability to make playlists, I suppose the alphabetical ordering makes it easier for me (or a teacher) to select and create custom themes.

On a different note, many songs on this album are slower than average. This is great for young kids. It means words are enunciated and can theoretically be processed more clearly.

Overall, the album is an excellent source of children's song and I'd be content playing only this album for my child on shuffle.

Overall Rating (for kids): 4.8/5
Favorite Song (original**): "Colors"
Favorite Song (traditional**):*** "Alice the Camel" or "Down on Grandpa's Farm"

*The album is listed on Apple Music in the compilation section. I suppose having the songs in alphabetical order on a compilation album with 60 songs is arguably more reasonable than trying to construct a compilation that attempts to order the tracks in some musically pleasing way. Personally I would separate similarly themed songs, move "Circle Time Song" to the beginning and "So Long Now" to the end.
**As far as I know.
***I'm not absolutely sure on these picks. I didn't focus on trying to pick a favorite out of 60 songs. Haha.

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