Ah, I love this. Admittedly, it might be a little young for my son. But it’s perfect for me. We were sent a copy of Maestro Classics’ “The Tortoise and the Hare” for review. The CD includes the story, as well as a performance by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Through the more than 50 minutes of tracks, children (and um, parents) can learn about the story and the music – what does a particular sound represent? – and so much more. There is even an activity booklet included. (Hear samples here: http://www.magicmaestromusic.com/TheTortoiseandthehare.html.)
Maestro Classics also has Stories in Music for Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, Casey at the Bat and more. The story we listened to was very well done and a thorough sensory experience. I really think it is great for wee littles through middle school and for parents of all ages.
CDs are $16.95 each or three for $45 (see site for coupon code).
We received a free DVD for review. I was not compensated. My opinions are my own.