You know you are getting older when your children have heard the latest music before you. When I was sent a review copy of Here Comes Science by Grammy award winners They Might Be Giants, my ten-year-old immediately piped up: I've heard of that - it's really nerdy. I think she meant nerdy in a good way, as her best friend is a science nut and has been listening to TMBG for a while now.
They Might Be Giants are probably best known in the UK for hits such as Birdhouse in Your Soul and You're not the Boss of Me from Malcolm in the Middle. In recent years they've turned their songwriting skills to family friendly music that educates as much as it entertains.
Here Comes Science is a double disc CD and DVD designed to teach three- to eight-year-olds about science. Nineteen catchy tunes cover everything from palaeontology to photosynthesis. If you're looking for music to play whilst travelling over the summer that the whole family will enjoy, this is a good choice.
To give you a taster, here's the video for Electric Car:
The DVD which accompanies the CD contains ten videos for the tracks on the CD. TMBG's fun and inventive videos have been streamed more than 10 millions times on YouTube, so it's great to have them all together on one disc.
And this week the band are coming to the UK to play special shows for children and adults at the Royal Festival Hall in London – you can find full details and how to book tickets here. They'll also be touring UK festivals over the summer.
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