Teaching kids about what it means to be an American is more than history and dates that they learn out of a textbook. It’s about pride, emotion, duty and commitment to our country. I love that some of the first lessons that both of my kidlets learned in pre-school was to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and sing patriotic songs such as “You’re A Grand Old Flag” and “God Bless America.”
A few weeks back I was surprised when the family was at a minor league baseball game and my three-and-a-half year old daughter started singing “The Star Spangled Banner” along with the singer on the field. She knew all the words – and even where to add the dramatic pauses and high-notes of the song.
I love listening to the kidlets sing patriotic songs because they always do it with such gusto! But I have to admit that I needed a refresher on these songs that help to unite us as Americans.
So, just in time for 4th of July, we’re brushing up on all our flag-waving anthems with Golden Records Presents: American Patriotic Songs.
Golden Records Presents: American Patriotic Songs features 20 beautifully orchestrated, patriotic songs. It includes the popular traditional favorites “You’re A Grand Old Flag,” “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “God Bless America” and “America the Beautiful” but also some forgotten tunes such as “Halls of Montezuma,” “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” and “Anchors Aweigh.”
Here’s a little sample:
I’m happy that I’m able to offer a copy of Golden Records Presents: American Patriotic Songs to one lucky reader of The Harried Mom, courtesy of Little Golden Records.
The giveaway is open now thru Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Midnight ET. Entering is easy – you must live in the United States and just follow the easy giveaway rules below. The winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter and I will notify the winner via email for their shipping info and have their copy of Golden Records Presents: American Patriotic Songs sent out to them.
For full disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Golden Records Presents: American Patriotic Songs from Golden Records to listen to, review the product and facilitate this giveaway. As always, the opinions expressed in this post and on The Harried Mom blog are all my very own and are not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing any products as your opinion may differ.
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