As a mom I try to think of positive influencers for Sophia and Stella. Most times I feel like I’m doing pretty good. Recently, Stella started saying she “hated” things and when she was mad was calling me “stupid.” Not good for my 5 year-old and at first I couldn’t figure out where she was even picking up the language. I thought about the shows we typically watched on Disney and Nickelodeon and I knew it didn’t come from there. Flipping through the CDs in the minivan I realized the language was coming from the movie Home Alone. We love the movie and the tricks on the bad guys make the girls laugh. But I hadn’t paid close attention to some of the language. In the beginning Kevin is fighting with his siblings and they call him stupid and later he says he hates his mom and family. Ugh, #momfail on my part. We are now watching less of Home Alone and listening more to Ms. Jodi.
Ms. Jodi’s CDs have great music and more importantly, great lyrics for kids. She talks about kindness and friendship, making safe choices, and healthy eating. As the kids sing along they are learning about good values and good choices. We can’t wait to hear the songs on Ms. Jodi’s new CD, Shake, Rattle & Squirm!
Following are some of Ms. Jodi and the Jigglejam Band’s upcoming events! We hope you can come out for some fun and great music! You can read more in Ms. Jodi’s recent Chicago Tribune article too! Check out Ms. Jodi's Facebook page for more information!
Ms. Jodi and the Jigglejam Band
Saturday, June 17th – Deerfield Farmers Market
9:30 am Free event!
Monday, June 19th – The Book Market at Hanger One, 2651 Navy Blvd., Glenview
7:00 pm Free event sponsored by the Glenview Public Library. Registration required.
Register for the event by calling the Glenview Public Library at 847-729-7500.
Wednesday, June 21st – The Chicago Botanic Garden – Shake, Rattle, & Squirm CD Release Concert
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Free event, need to pay for parking. Bring a picnic and enjoy he conert in a beautiful setting!