I’m a huge believer in music education and appreciation for children which is why I’m so excited to tell you all about Juno because we’re LOVING it at our house. I don’t know of another company like it. It’s beautiful, originally composed music, plus engaging stories and lovable characters. It’s great for kids under five. (Although JJ still love it at age six.)
To me, the songs sound more like Broadway musicals than a kid songs. (Thank you!) All the music is originally composed by Belinda Takahashi, Ph.D., co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, and is performed by an orchestra – not a synthesizer. The orchestra sound helps children begin to identify different musical instruments and appreciate their unique sounds.
Cast of characters
Juno is an adorable pigtail girl who conducts, plays piano and does anything musical. She loves her baby brother, Rai Rai. Her friends include Bunny, Buzz, Indie and Murphy. JJ plays with her stuffed Juno and Bunny dolls (see above) but she would love Rai Rai – who she knows from the movies and thinks is super cute.
The website says, “Juno Baby addresses overcoming childhood fears, the importance of friendship, problem solving skills, and creating music from things found in the world around you.”
The website says, “Juno is a six-year-old girl with a passion for music. While practicing the piano in her bedroom, Juno and her two-year-old brother, Rai Rai, are transported to the imaginary, magical, musical world of Harmonia Springs. Trees are made of cellos, cars are shaped like bass clefs and lamp posts like French horns, street signs flash “Waltz” and the train that takes them on their journey is made up entirely of musical instruments.”
WIN a Juno Junior Prize Pack! Check this out — you’re going to love it!
To win, sing a happy dance, twirl around and . . . just kidding.
To win, just leave a comment below by April 30, 2011.
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Dolls and Clothing
When you purchase a Juno Company products for your child, Juno donates a very special DVD to an underpriviledged child in their One For All program ®. Buy one; Give one.
More fun: Watch these cute Juno videos on You Tube!
(P.S. I got sent the products for free (thanks, Juno!) but my policy is that I won’t endorse or blog about it unless I really do like it.)