This lively collection of global songs takes children and parents on a musical journey to faraway places where they can be introduced to other people and places around the world. A trip to the World Playground makes exploring other cultures an adventure for music fans of all ages! Featured artists include Manu Chao, Taj Mahal, and Cedella Marley Bookers. Awards: 1999 Parents' Choice Silver Award; 1999 National Parenting Publications Gold Award (NAPPA); 1999 Parent's Guide to Children's Media Award; 1999 Finalist in The National Teacher’s Choice Award; "Best of" from Scholastic Magazine; "Best of" from Sesame Street Magazine; NASCO A+ Award. Birth+
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ECERS-R: Music/movement 5.2 - Various types of music are used with the children (Ex. classical and popular music; music characteristic of different cultures; some songs sung in different languages).
ECERS-R: Promoting acceptance of diversity 3.1 - Some racial and cultural diversity visible in materials (Ex. multi-racial or multi-cultural dolls, books, or bulletin board pictures, music tapes from many cultures; in bilingual areas some materials accessible in children's primary language).