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September 27, 2007

Name Your Tune!

Candace Alper loves music and the arts. She has created her life around them and nothing shows this love and inspired passion more than her latest endeavor, the Name Your Tune CD (NYT). Based out of Toronto, Canada Name Your Tune is a great compilation CD of various well-known children’s songs that are personalized to feature your own child’s name over 80 times!

This made-to-order CD contains 14 songs that are very well loved, such as ‘The Wheels on the Bus’, and ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It’, just to name a few. I popped this CD into our kitchen CD player one afternoon and watched my daughters eyes light up as she recognized her own name incorporated into each song. She clapped her hands and cheered as we sang along and listened to the whole CD in one sitting. That right there is an accomplishment! The attractive CD case (made from recycled materials so it’s environmentally friendly) and brightly colored CD is quite eye-catching. I think it would make an excellent gift for any child as well as a party favor idea. This set of songs not only gives me quality time with my daughter, but it is fun too. I actually know and remember the songs from my childhood. It really brought back memories as I taught her ‘Old MacDonald’ and ‘Head and Shoulders’.

The songs sung by Lenny Graf (Parent Choice Award winning and Juno nominated children's performer), Paul Humphrey, Barbara Vermeullen, and Tracey Erin Smith are lively and fun with a good sound quality. NYT has over 3,000 names on its list and will spell and pronounce the name any way you want them to. Simply let them know! This CD is not only great for long car trips, or rainy days but as a treat for your child. I highly recommend it. Each Name Your Tune CD is $20 or $18 when order more than two at once. You could take care of every kid on your Christmas list this way! You can even add a personal message to the CD to make it an extra special and memorable gift.

A portion from the sales of Name Your Tune CDs is donated to Hear Here, a non-profit charitable foundation that purchases hearing aids for children. Hear Here is administered through The Hospital For Sick Children.