Saturday, April 9, 2016

Music Review: Two Little Sounds

Hello, again, Hap Palmer! Previously, I shared Hap Palmer's Creative Movement and Rhythmic Expression CD. I hinted at my storytime good-bye song and today I have the CD to share! My goodbye song for storytime is on Hap Palmer's Two Little Sounds Fun with Phonics and Numbers album. I use one song on this album nearly every week, but there are quite a few songs on the album that are worthy of more play time.

Hap Palmer amazes me. He puts so much thought and energy into his music. He writes his music and lyrics to this CD and also includes an in-depth teaching guide. The guide lists information on subjects, vocabulary, activity, lyrics, variation, and follow-up for the songs. Wow! It's not instructions on how to use the songs, it's information if you'd care to use it. My good-bye song has movement suggestions, but I have chosen my own movements for the song. The guide is a great tool for those who want to use it.

In addition to the guide content, there are credits, website address, and contact information for Hap in the CD insert.  There are no song lengths listed, but half the songs also have an instrumental version! (Those track numbers are in parenthesis.) I italicized and bolded the tracks I have used during storytime. I italicized additional tracks that I like and added my thoughts as well.

Track List --
1 (19) - Two Little Sounds
2 - My Ramblin' Cat
3 (20) - Down by the Bay - traditional song with musical instrument twist - There is an illustration in the guide of all the instruments used in the song.
4 (21) - The One That Doesn't Rhyme
5 (22) - Wiggy Wiggles Freeze Dance - freeze song
6 (23) - Ten Monkeys in a Tree - traditional song with subraction twist
7 (24) - Meet My Travelin' Friends
8 - We Discover Number Patterns - counting song
9 - Apples, Bananas, Peaches, Tomatoes - traditional song with additional verses
10 - My Playful Pig
11 - How Many Are Here? (Addition & Subtractions)
12 - Hickory, Dickory, Dock - traditional song with additional verses
13 - The English Language Gets a Little Kooky (Consonants)
14 (25) - Five Pennies Make a Nickle - This song could be helpful during Money Smart Week.
15 (26) - Tall Tremendous Tens and Wee Wonderful Ones
16 - What Are You Wearing? - clothing song - movement song
17 - The English Language Gets a Little Kooky (Vowels)
18 (27) - Good-bye, So Long, Farewell, Toodle-oo -

Reviewed from a library copy.

Album: Two Little Sounds Fun with Phonics and Numbers
Artist: Hap Palmer
Label: Hap-Pal Music
Genre: Kindie / Educational
Length: 72:31
Release Date: January 2004


A to Z Challenge - Letter H - Hap Palmer's Two Little Sounds Fun with Phonics and Numbers


  1. Hello, I dropped by cruising the A to Z and hope you are enjoying the challenge!
    @ScarlettBraden from
    Frankly Scarlett

    1. Thanks for stopping by Adolescent Audio Adventures! Happy #AtoZChallenge to you as well!


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