Recipient of the following awards: Nominated for a 2010 GRAMMY AWARD "Best Musical Album For Children" ... Winner Dr. Toy 10 Best Audio/Video CD/DVDs for 2009 ... Winner 2009 National Parenting Publications GOLD Award ... Winner 2009 Parents' Choice Recommended Award ... Winner of the Film Advisory Board 2009 Award of Excellence ... iParenting Media Award "2009 Best Products" Winner ... Winner of the 2009 Creative Child Seal of Excellence Award ... Awarded the 2009 Dove Foundation "Family-Approved" Seal.
Third in the series of American Heroes CDs, this album educates and inspires children with original songs about some of America's greatest citizens. Award-winning singer/songwriter Jonathan Sprout's careful research, creativity and performance experience in nearly 6,000 concerts have led to this top-notch collection of pop-rock tunes.
"Jonathan Sprout’s American Heroes #3 delivers another rich punchy packet of diversified heroes including Wilma Rudolph, George Washington Carver, Cesar Chavez, John Muir and Pocahontas to name just a few. The songs are hip and happening - finely produced and performed tributes to some brilliant folks who have left a strong imprint on our society. Perhaps American Heroes #10 will have a nod to Jonathan Sprout! Yes indeed, learning can be a memorable experience."
John Wood, Kidzmusic.com
“… Inspires children not only with the endeavors that brought these individuals to prominence but the personality traits that made their successes possible. Although the carefully researched biographical anecdotes and historical facts are primarily for the enjoyment of elementary and middle school students and their families, the stories of these remarkable lives are an inspiration to all ages.”
"This CD includes lively songs about some of America's finest historical figures! ... An excellent learning tool in (the) classroom. What a great way to make learning FUN!"
"American Heroes #3" Review
"This is actually the third album in a series by the wonderful and award-winning talented singer/songwriter Jonathan Sprout. The American Heroes Series is a collection of original songs that teach children about some of America's greatest citizens.
This is a must have for teachers--and I will be giving one to my son's Kindergarten teacher when he starts this Fall! It is simply awesome. And I say this not just because of the fun upbeat music that gets toes tapping and hands clapping, nor because of Jonathon's wonderful singing, al but for another reason.
We first listened to the cd with my two year old. And both boys together listening to fun lively music tends to result in lots of laughing, clapping and dance moves that would make Michael Jackson jealous (just saying....).
But I really wanted my older son to listen to the words in the songs and the stories being told. So when my two year old went down for a nap, I put the music back on, and called my son to join me. Now he and I do reading, coloring, counting and all the normal kinds of educational activities parents do with preschoolers, but I never really discuss history with him.
This is why I not only love this album, but am so grateful it arrived in our mailbox for a review! We sat on that couch together and talked about the different 'heroes' that Sprout sings about. How some overcame great challenges to be successful, and how nice it is to want to help others. Learning through music is perfect for kids, and I loved how my 4 year old responded to the songs. But I can also imagine this album being perfect for elementary school children of all ages.
My son was fascinated of course with Milton Hershey or as he is known in the song, "Chocolate King". He was also very interested in "Peanut Man," better known to us as George Washington Carver. I was struck by the story of Wilma Rudolph, beautifully told in the song, "Can't Stop Running", which I hadn't known before.
I could go on and on about this album, but it may be better for you to check it out yourself! You can listen to some clips and get an idea of what I'm raving about, and you can buy "American Heroes 3" (or any of the American Heroes collection ) at Amazon for $13.99"
By Irene Bellamy at HappyHealthyFamilies.com