Use Your Words!

My kids hear me say that all the time. It's a phrase I learned long before I had kids when I worked in daycare. Emotions are difficult for children and it can be quite a challenge for them to recognize their emotions and express them. Very young children are especially volatile when dealing with emotions they aren't used to or don't understand. Any time my kids get worked up and upset, they hear me say "Use your words" to try and help those feelings manifest as language instead of tantrums and violence.

Jeremy Zmuda gets this. His understanding of the need for kids to be able to know how to express themselves and work through their feelings on so many things, along with his love of music and his guitar come together on his album Use Your Words.

Jeremy Plays Guitar is a band that makes music for kids because they love kids, love music and they totally rock. The masterful musicians that make up the band have resumes that would blow you away but, it's their talent and obvious love for what they do that will blow you away as soon as you hear the music. I'm totally in love with Use Your Words and wish I could personally give Jeremy a thank-you hug for all of this music but, definitely for songs like That Food Makes Me Sick and the title track, Use Your Words. Really, when listening to Use Your Words, it seems like there's a fun song to reiterate so many of the things that I tell my kids all the time. It is insanely easier to get a child to listen when you are singing a piece of a song they love instead of droning on in your "mom voice".  Huge thanks to Jeremy Plays Guitar for helping me be a cooler mom!

Use Your Words is fantastic for toddlers, preschoolers and young children. There are so many key principles that children of those ages are learning and dealing with that are addressed through the fun songs on the disc. Though, don't discount how wonderful it is to play music for children from the minute they enter this world. My music-loving one year old nephew loves the music of Jeremy Plays Guitar just as much as my 3 and 6 year old daughter and son. The melodies are just as catchy as the lyrics and I definitely recommend Jeremy Plays Guitar for a highly entertaining way to interact with your kids on issues that will affect them every day and give you another helpful tool in the craziness of parenting.

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