Virtuoso Bear: Sonatas, Concertos and Symphonies OH MY! {Review, Discount Code & Giveaway}

Since G was a little tiny guy, we have always softly played classical music in the background during any time of sleep. It started off with a mixed YouTube compilation, in which I quickly noticed my favorite and promptly bought it on iTunes. img_3017We now listen to Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622 nearly every night during our bedtime routine and it helps Gabe wind down for the night (thank you, Mozart!) Which is exactly why we were super exited to review the new Virtuoso Bear by Vosego. They come in two styles, Ludwig and Amadeus. (You can snag your own with a 20% discount through Amazon using code 9YIMZ7P4 until 7/20!)

So now, instead of my trusty iPhone, Gabe has his new friend, Amadeus! The Vosego Virtuoso Bear is a soft, snuggly, soothing friend for just about any aged child. Each bear, Amadeus or Ludwig, comes dressed in era typical clothing, with battery operated music boxes tucked inside their tummies. Each bear plays 40 min of sonatas, concertos and symphonies written by their respective composers. 

Music is turned easily on and off by a battery pack nestled inside their tummy. The bear requires (3) AAA batteries, which are secured by a screw, so even if the child could figure out how to remove the battery/sound pack, they wouldn’t be able to get to the actual batteries. You can adjust/change the volume or track without having to remove the box! Double click to change the track and hold the button down to adjust the volume. I love that we don’t have to assemble and dismantle every time!

The outer part of each bear is washable (you just have to remove the battery/sound pack) and then hand wash it. The eyes and nose are embroidered on (hallelujah!) so they don’t pose a choking hazard for little ones that the hard ones do!

You can buy either bear on Amazon and they retail for $49.99.

 

They are available in Ludwig and Amadeus. You can use code 9YIMZ7P4 on either bear for 20% off!

These bears are a great gift for anyone and are “aged” from 0+. They would make a great baby shower present for any Mom-to-Be!

Want to win your own?

Comment below to let us know which bear you would chose!
Giveaway runs from May 15, 2018 at 11:00am CST until May 31, 2018 at 11:00pm CST. Open to all United States residents, 18+. Void where prohibited. No Purchase necessary and a purchase or payment will not increase your chances of winning. One entry (comment) per person. Winner will be chosen at random at the closure of the giveaway. Winner will be notified by email or comment reply and will have 48 hours to respond; failure to respond will result in forfeiture of the prize and BurritoBuzz will chose another winner.

 

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Baby Blanket Music {Review}

My two little girls absolutely love music. I love that they do, as their dad is an amazing musician and is always playing the guitar and piano for his babies. Music is constantly playing in the background at home or in the car, and classical and jazz is our favorites to listen to. I was excited when I recently got the opportunity to review two CD’s from Baby Blanket Music. Developed under the guidance of a wide range of doctors, teachers and child development specialists, and approved by babies and parents alike. Baby Blanket Music  is designed to soothe while enhancing the enjoyment and cognition of music.

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The CD’s I reviewed were Classic Soothing Lullaby Arrangements and the other was Soothing Lullaby Arrangements made famous by Michael Jackson. Both CD’s are awesome. The Michael Jackson is definitely our favorite, as the lullabies are spot on with the songs and I can recognize them easily. There are other several artists available with Baby Blanket Music lullabies.

  • Lady Gaga
  • John Mayer
  • The Beatles
  • Billy Joel
  • Elton John
  • Simon & Garfunkel
  • Madonna
  • Garth Brooks

Baby Blanket Music takes your favorite songs from your favorite artists and arranges them just right so that now they can be your baby’s favorites too! Whether singing softly, cruising quietly in the car, or lulling to a sleepy slumber, this is the perfect way to share your love of music with your little one. Preview any of the albums here tobbmep1mp3-baby-blanket-music-lullaby-ep see which one would be perfect for your baby. You can also send a digital gift card to anyone, anywhere, so they can pick out their favorite album. Gift sets are available in sets of 3 for $19.99, sets of 4 for $24.99 and sets of 10 for $59.99 and they’re perfect for baby showers, baby’s birthday, a welcome to the world gift or just because. Albums can also be purchased conveniently on iTunes!

Don’t forget to follow Baby Blanket Music on Twitter and Facebook!

– Casey

Album Review – Sonshine and Broccoli’s “It’s A Beautiful Day”

220638_200859643292302_552108_oWhen Sonshine and Broccoli offered to send BurritoBuzz their album “It’s a Beautiful Day” I was interested in hearing the album because my daughter LOVES music, and its a large part of our lives!

Music is such an important part of a child’s development!

” Recent studies have shown that music affects the physical, emotional, and intellectual development of babies and children and strengthens cognitive and sensory development.

As my babies get older, I turn everything into music! Eating breakfast, time for nap, going potty, clean up….literally everything! It helps them remember how to do things, educates them, and gets them engaged. {I will go into more detail in a future post!!}

28739_479966762048254_414429192_n.jpg“Sonshine and Broccoli” are Lisa Sonshine and Brock Burford from Toronto. They have been entertaining children at parties and live concerts in their area for a decade now.  The duo have two other successful albums, and this is their third.

You can purchase their music on iTunes .

Pros: Super upbeat and happy music! My 2 year old and her 2 1/2 year old bestie danced and loved “Wave Hello”. It would be a great party album to get the kids moving and all playing as a group. Most of the songs have some sort of actions. For example, the song “High Five”  has a lot of  movement: “stretch your hands”, “spread your fingers in the air”, “give me a high five”.

Cons: My kids didn’t care for it. BK#1 liked it when I made her dance with me and her little friend. Usually when music comes on there is dancing and singing, they danced a little and went on to playing.  I let the whole album play, and tried to get them engaged, but it was a struggle, even after a few days of listening to it. Nursery rhymes are much easier to remember for younger children. Older Children might enjoy it.

The music wasn’t educational. I am a huge advocate for music in children’s lives! So anything is better than nothing! But I try my hardest to pick very purposeful songs for my children. I choose songs with ABCs, colors, nursery rhymes to promote successful reading and language, shapes, daily activity, etc. Sure they hear things on the radio, around the house, and at church, but I don’t purchase un-educational albums for them, or seek out music that wouldn’t teach them something.

Besides the fact that my toddler didn’t really like it, parents be warned: If your kids like it, it will make you CRAZY! Most music made for children drives parents crazy though!

I am looking forward to hearing more purposeful and educational songs from Sonshine and Broccoli.

~Amanda

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http://www.tinylove.com/en/articles/the-importance-of-music