If you have fond childhood memories of singing your heart out to your favourite nursery rhymes and you want to introduce them to your own children or grandchildren, this is the perfect accompaniment. Available in CD format or as a download, The Wheels on the Bus features 25 British children’s classics sung by children’s performer Michelle Durler and Robin Fritz (Mr Jolly from ‘80s kids series Playbus).
This recording takes a selection of timeless classics and presents them in crisp, high-quality sound suitable for today’s pre-school kids. As well as the title song you’re sure to remember sing-along favourites such as ‘Row Row Row Your Boat’, ‘London Bridge is Falling Down’, ‘Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes,’ and ‘If your Happy and You Know it Clap Your Hands.’ There’s also a few more modern numbers thrown in for good measure.
Each song is sung clearly and slowly enough for children to understand and join in, with simple but effective musical backing and some fun sound effects. If The Wheels on the Bus has one drawback it’s that it may well prevent you from putting your own music on during long car journeys with the kids, but then you may well find yourself singing along!