When you start listening to kids’ music, you learn quickly that not all children’s entertainment is created equal. You also learn that what your two year old enjoys (and wants to listen to over and over and over and over and over) and what you enjoy are not necessarily the same thing. This means that kids’ music that both children and parents enjoy is worth its weight in gold. If you could use more high-quality children’s music in your life you’ll want to pay attention closely, because this giveaway is for you.
You may know Canadian children’s entertainer Will Stroet from his “Will’s Jams” on Kids’ CBC. This French immersion teacher-turned-musician creates catchy, funny, creative tunes in English and in French. His latest CDs – Just Imagine (English) and Imagine (French) – were released on September 30, 2013. They continue the trend of music that both parents and kids can enjoy. We connected with Will recently and asked him how he makes songs that are fun for kids and non-irritating for parents. He shared, “We’re trying to keep it musically interesting and fun for adults as well as kids. Honestly, if you can make something that parents will enjoy using themes that are relevant to kids that’s the trick right there.”
Singing Along with Will Stroet
We managed to get our hands on an advance copy of Just Imagine. We’ve been dancing along to “Mama Samba”, laughing out loud at “Trikers”, and exploring our creative sides with “Colour It”. It’s catchy and fun, and you can order your copy at willmusic.bandcamp.com/album/just-imagine. To celebrate the CD’s launch, Will Stroet and his Backyard Band will be playing their first-ever concert here in Toronto on Sunday, October 27, 2013. Doors will open at the Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, at 10:30am. Will and his band will hit the stage at 11:00am, but head over early to see some new Will’s Jams episodes. There’s lots of fun to be had, and we’re thrilled to be giving away one family four-pack to a lucky Toronto Mom Now reader!
Seating for Will’s Toronto is limited, so you’ll want to get your tickets now. At just $12 per person in advance, and with babies one and under free, it’s affordable, kid-friendly Toronto fun. Or for even cheaper kid-friendly Toronto fun use promo code TOfriends for $2 off each ticket. If you miss your chance to get your tickets in advance, you can get them at the door for $15. But seriously, you don’t want to miss this, so get yours now at willtoronto.eventbrite.ca. Don’t worry, if you enter and win our giveaway, you can have the cost of your tickets refunded. You literally have nothing to lose. Once you have your tickets, here’s the scoop on how to enter our giveaway.
How to Enter
Fill out this form to enter. Note that you will be subscribed to our mail list. For an extra, optional entry, tick the box and subscribe to Will Stroet’s email list as well:
Contest Rules for the Will Stroet Giveaway
- Contest runs until October 20, 2013 at 11:59pm.
- You may only enter once using each method.
- The winner will be selected and contacted by email. If the winner doesn’t claim the prize within 48 hours, another name will be selected.