New Educational Hip-Hop Preschool DVD Offers a New Way to Learn


power of Hip-Hop, a soundtrack in the lives of youth and adults, has spread to

preschoolers through a new educational DVD.The

DVD, titled It’s Hip-Hop, Baby!, encourages kids age 2-6 to explore music,

language and songs by featuring original tunes as well as traditional toddler

songs such as "ABCs," "If You’re Happy and You Know It" and

"Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes."It’s

Hip-Hop, Baby! sprang from Emmy Award-winning television producer Candi Carter’s

desire to find a new toddler video that would appeal to her 3-year-old child."My

son always loved it when I sang his favorite songs in the kitchen, tapping out

rhythms and beats with spatulas and spoons, so that’s how this started,"

Carter said. "Now, with It’s Hip-Hop, Baby! there is something cool, exciting

and educational for those hip parents in search of the next best thing!"Carter,

who has a BA in Broadcast Communications from Boston College, started her television

career at CNN in Atlanta, GA and later produced news specials and children’s

programming at WISN TV in Milwaukee, where she won an Emmy for Outstanding Children’s

Programming. The

DVD’s songs, which incorporate a dance-worthy beat, will also include a positive

message while promoting the learning of ABC’s, animals, body parts, colors and

numbers through musical performances.Listening

skills as well as the ability to follow simple directions are also taught.

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