Kindie Band Shares Positive Messages of Friendship, Kindness,
Anti-bullying, Imagination and Active Play
CD Now Available!
Montclair, N.J. –Jungle Gym Jam announces the release of its first album “Everyone’s Invited!” which exhibits positive themes relevant to kids of all ages.
Jason Didner, host of the Cool Rockin’ Daddy Video Show, and founder of the kindie band, Jungle Gym Jam (www.junglegymjam.com), is releasing the band’s first official album of tunes and wholesome lyrics created by Didner and his wife, Amy. The album takes parents, grandparents and kids from infants to teens on a wonderful journey that shares messages of kindness and friendship while encouraging imagination, active play, and a love of learning — and most importantly— not to leave out anyone because all are welcome.
“I’m really pleased with how the album captures the live experience we’ve shared with audiences,” Didner said. “Moments, such as when a toddler shakes a maraca with a huge smile on his face; a young mother rocks her baby in time with the music; or a pair of elementary school-aged girls invent a new dance to go with a song they heard for the first time.”
The Didner’s approach their songwriting with humor, much of which is inspired by everyday discoveries with their almost-three-year-old daughter, Holly, whom they call “the heart and soul” of the band. Their parenting experiences are reflected in tunes, such as “My Glasses,” inspired by the time they learned their then-one-year-old would need to wear glasses. Through song, the couple positively reframes the way children who need glasses may feel about themselves.
“Peek-a-Boo Moon,” captures the excitement of a young child’s discovery as she looks up at the sky and a cloud drifting away reveals the moon. The fun of learning is celebrated in “Five Sea Lions,” a tune that makes learning to count fun. “The People Exhibit at the Zoo,” chronicles with loads of humor the precious time a father and child spend together as they discover that animals in the zoo are just as fascinated with us as we are with them. The band’s signature song “Jungle Gym Jamming,” communicates messages of anti-bullying and encourages kids to “put down that video game and get outside and play.”
“Everyone’s Invited!” is now available on CD for $12.99 at http://junglegymjam.com/everyonesinvited or from CD Baby at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jasondidnerandthejungleg5. This collection of songs can be downloaded at lower prices from iTunes, Amazon MP3 or Google Play.
A companion e-book to “Everyone’s Invited!” is available free-of-charge online at (http://junglegymjam.com/wp content/uploads/2014/01/Everyones-Invited-Companion-Book-to-the-Album.pdf) with stories and words behind the songs and fun activities, such as coloring pages and puzzles. Visitors to the website can also get a peek at the band’s new video titled “A Bowling Party,” http://junglegymjam.com/new-music-video-a-bowling-party/.
For further information contact Jason Didner at 201-838-1205 or Jason@JungleGymJam.com.
About the Jungle Gym Jam: Kids around the world are experiencing the sounds of the Jungle Gym Jam (www.junglegymjam.com), a kindie band founded by Jason and Amy Didner, in their families’ kitchens and cars, over the radio airwaves, Internet radio and podcasts as numerous DJs spin the band’s tunes carrying messages of anti-bullying. Jungle Gym Jam is featured on an episode of the “No Cover” TV show for TV-34 Montclair, a municipal access station, which can be viewed on the band’s press page at http://www.JungleGymJam.com/press.
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