Review & Giveaway: Naptime Nanny CDS

If you’re too busy for a long review right now, at least read this: Let me just tell you now – WOW!!!
Vol. 1-Naptime Nanny Naptime Nanny, Vol. 2Naptime Nanny, Vol 3
Naptime Nanny is a collection of CDs (or mp3 files) that you will not want to miss if you have kids under around 10 or 12 years of age.  If yours are like mine and absolutely refuse to nap (or even stay still for long periods), this is for you!  Just turn this collection on and watch in amazement as the kiddos settle down to listen to some amazing children’s stories.
Mine were glued and couldn’t wait to continue on with the stories!  They are great for in the car to keep the kids quiet but still learning.  Judy, the creator and narrator, throws in some great facts and moral lessons so they are getting more than just a kid story read to them!  When we got home from a grocery shopping trip, the kids begged me to let them finish their story even though we were home.  I let them finish it (in the driveway!) and then they begged to bring it INSIDE so they could listen to more stories before bed.  Woohoo!

So, Where did Naptime Nanny start?

Well, my story is pretty simple actually. As a pre-school and day care teacher I had children who were required by licensing standards to nap every day, but had outgrown sleeping.
There is plenty of support to show that children still need time to let their bodies rest even if they don’t actually sleep. So I played classical music, children’s song tapes, even old record albums from my own youth. Music helped some, but what the children responded to best were the stories. I could not find any story CDs in stores that were more than ten or fifteen minutes long.  It is not practical to get up every 10 minutes to switch a CD, particularly if that is your lesson planning time. I have always loved telling stories to children in my class, and often began “naptime” with a classic fairy tale. Of course I put a teaching spin on my stories, and from that, the concept was born. I began to record stories on my own, with a little home cassette recorder. But that lacked the level of polish commercial recordings offered.
                                   -Judy Rundell, creator of Naptime Nanny, LLC

I absolutely love it.  The quality is great and you can tell that Ms. Rundell is passionate about what she does.  It reminded me more of audio children’s theatre than of just a collection of stories – it is SO much more!

Check out what all is included:

Volume 1:
  • The Grasshopper and the Ants
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • The Shoemaker and the Elves
  • Cora Jane’s Cat
  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • Little Red Ridding Hood
  • Rumplestiltskin
Volume 2:
  • The Tortoise and the Hare
  • The Boy Who Cried Wolf
  • The Ugly Duckling
  • Three Little Pigs
  • The Little Red Hen
  • The Frog Prince
Volume 3 (Christmas Edition):
  • The Christmas Story
  • The Legend of the Poinsettia
  • The Gift Of the Magi
  • The Wooden Shoes of Little Wolff
  • The Three Trees
  • The Legend of Baboushka
  • The Legend of the Christmas Rose
  • The Story of St. Nicholas

Judy said that she also loves to work with daycares or other organizations to do FUNDRAISERS!  If your group is looking for a FABULOUS product to promote to make some money, don’t hesitate to contact her for more details today!

Want to win an entire set, volumes 1-3 on CD??
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Leave your email address and check out the albums here.  Come back and tell me which story you think your kids would like most!  (You can click on any of the 3 available albums and there are audio clip samples available.)
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Contest will close 6/8.

This contest was made possible by Mom Spark Media.  I was provided samples of the albums for review.  All opinions are my own.

About Jenn L

Jenn lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and 5 children. The family likes to eat healthy and try new recipes. Jenn homeschools all of the kids. She is heavily involved with local bloggers and is slightly addicted to social media.

Comments

  1. I bet my kids would be all over the Frog Prince story right now! They all look good though. Thanks for the recommendation, Jenn!

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  8. I think my kids would like to hear someone else tell the 3 little pigs – they’ll never get sick of it

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  14. My son would probably switch favorites every time we listen to them. I bet he’d like The Frog Prince. My 20 month old would dance to the CD and not really care as long as it’s on.

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  49. The Little Red Hen sounds cute!

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