I am a firm believer in exposing children to “real” books and music.
There, I said it!
This probably makes me a children’s book and music snob. Oh, well!
But what makes a story or song “real”?
First, it would be a story or song that has become a “classic” because of it’s quality, has stood the test of time, or is referred to as a “traditional or folk” song or tale.
Second, it would be written by author or musician who is passionate about their art…a “real” author or a “real” musician.
( Not mass produced by large mass market publishing or production conglomerates and no credit is made to the author or musician…i.e…TV, Movie, Popular Character motivated products.)
The best way to start your library of “real” books and “real’ music is to find children’s authors and musicians you like. Go to the library, check them out , then start looking to purchase them for your collection in bookstores, bargain stores, or eBay/Amazon online.
It becomes like of treasure for “real” treasures!
What are you waiting for?