and I'm listening to my oldest child sing along to Saint-Saëns' Carnival of the Animals. Oh, it warms my heart to hear him internalizing and enjoying good music!
We purchased a fantastic cd of Tchaikovsky's Peter and the Wolf, as well as Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals, and Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, all narrated by Leonard Bernstein. The boys have been listening to it almost exclusively for the past three weeks during quiet time. They love it. Because of their interest, I followed that up with a purchase of this book, which I'd had my eye on after seeing it at Jessica's house. Now the boys fight over who gets the book to look at while they listen. :)
Does anyone have recommendations for other music/book combinations that have similar kid appeal? I'd love ideas!