Raffi’s ability to communicate with children through song never ceases to amaze me – Everything Grows by Raffi is one of the Raffi Music albums that is a perfect example of this.
Everything Grows by Raffi is an album with a special mix of songs, but with an underlying theme having to do with nature, how everything that is alive grows and how people, other life forms and all forms of nature have common elements. Some of the songs on the album with this theme include “Everything Grows” (the title song) and “Just Like the Sun”.
Listening to the Raffi Everything Grows album can go far beyond “listening to music” and bring children on a journey in which they envision waves rolling in from the largest of oceans, birds flying in a clear blue sky and the sun glistening on everything and everyone. This music truly focuses on the beauty of nature and how the earth’s natural elements can truly be gifts for us to enjoy.
Nice viewpoint – and a nice message for anyone, not just children.
Other songs on the album carry a different “slant” – they’re simply fun and joyful to listen to and sing along with. Some of these songs include “Teddy Bear Hug”, “Ha Ha Thisaway” and (my favorite) “Let’s Make Some Noise”.
One more mention of a specific song on Everything Grows by Raffi is the “Bathtime” song – it can make taking a bath seem like quite a fun experience for children (as opposed to “just getting clean” – Thanks Raffi!)
Musical Formats:Everything Grows by Raffi is readily available on CD as well as on MP3 Downloads. (You can occasionally find this album on audio cassette and LP record format as well on sites like eBay.)
Shopping Recommendations: The Everything Grows – Raffi page on Squidoo Music is a great place to check out various merchants and prices for the various formats available. (There is also a great Raffi “Everything Grows” book to go along with the album there and free sampling of the songs on the album.) All music can safely and securely be purchased from that single page, no matter which format you are looking for – and you’ll likely find Everything Grows by Raffi there for the best prices available. Other shopping options are Amazon.com (MP3 and CD’s are available there) as well as eBay(for CD’s and other formats).
A special note about Raffi Music: As a parent I truly appreciate the impact that Raffi’s music has on people in our younger generation – Everything Grows by Raffi is a perfect example of his consistent respect for children and their natural sense of dignity. This album carries some very valuable lessons for not only little ones – but adults too. Can I say that I would listen to Raffi Music if I weren’t a parent? I probably wouldn’t – but maybe I should…