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Beautiful Creatures open day

You are all invited to our BEAUTIFUL CREATURES OPEN DAY at the Crnr Cafe in Craighall Park on the 3rd of Dec. Fantastic specials on offer direct from the creators! Get all your presents for Christmas and the holiday season in one go! Cnr Cafe and Bistro. Cnr Buckingham & Rothesay Avenues Craighall Park Johannesburg, Gauteng. 011 880 2244. Our new Book ‘Imvubu the Happiest Hippo’ will also be available!

By |November 25th, 2010|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Beautiful Creatures open day

Another great Beautiful Creatures review

Looking to teach your children about other cultures and experience the beauty around the world?

Beautiful Creatures was formed in South Africa in November 2004 by Alan Glass,
Ed Jordan and Paul Choritz. They have used the best musicians, actors, & singers in the country. They are uniquely South African and want to send a positive global message.

There are several CD’s in the “Beautiful Creatures” collection all featuring fun educational songs about African animals.

BEAUTIFUL ME- deals with emotional development for children, tackling issues such as sibling rivalry, anger management, self-confidence and diversity
BEAUTIFUL BEDTIME-songs that take your children through the routine of getting ready for bed. Winding down, bathing, brushing teeth, putting your p-js on and story time
BEAUTIFUL CREATURES OF THE SEA- fun sea creature songs that deal with conservation.
BEAUTIFUL LULLABIES – 10 down tempo songs to get your baby to sleep.

These are available in iTunes as well!

If you are interested in receiving your own copy of Beautiful Creatures as a downloadable CD (MP3 format) leave me a comment about anything you’d like (1 comment per person please!) and I will pick 2 winners on October 31st!

Posted by The Teacher’s Wife at 12:21 AM

By |October 18th, 2010|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Another great Beautiful Creatures review

Another blog review for BC.

My kids love music. Colbie gets really excited and Piper loves to dance whenever they hear a song that they like. The problem is that music meant for kids can get old really fast for the parents. So, I am always on the search for music that both my kids and myself will enjoy.

I was given the opportunity to review a digital copy of Beautiful Creatures, an album consisting of 10 African Songs written for children. I love that it is from South Africa because I want my kids to experience all types of music so that hopefully they will like a wider range.

More about Beautiful Creatures from their website:

“Beautiful Creatures was formed in South Africa in November 2004 by Alan Glass, Ed Jordan and Paul Choritz who felt there was a need for “Parent Friendly” children’s music. Using the best session musicians, actors and singers in the country, Beautiful Creatures prides itself on being uniquely South African with a positive global message.

The past five years has seen the Beautiful Creatures brand become a household name in South Africa, with books, clothes and toys as well as a T.V. series in development. As more and more Beautiful Creatures cds are sent overseas as gifts, the response has been overwhelming and the brand is now ready to take the world by storm! We are also now available online through Itunes, and keep in touch with twitter and facebook.

In a fast paced world where parents and children have limited quality time, Beautiful Creature’s mission is to bring families together offering a uniquely South African brand with an educational and positive message.”

As soon as I turned on Beautiful Creatures, both Piper and M, started dancing. I liked the music, too. It didn’t sound too kiddie and it had a great beat. The lyrics are cute, fun, and informative. The CD has several songs based on animals: Imvubu the Happiest Hippo, Lucas the Lazy Lion, .Mafutha the Elephant, and Wallace the Wondrous Warthog. It moves from upbeat songs at the beginning to slower, more mellow songs at the end.

I love all the songs, but I really love the African Lullaby. The music is soothing and it really is a great lullaby. I think it will make a great addition to the bedtime routine that I desperately need to put into place.;o)

There are several Beautiful Creatures albums, toys and a book available.

Buy it:

You can purchase your own copy of Beautiful Creatures from iTunes by going here for $9.90

Win it:

Beautiful Creatures is offering a digital copy of the album to 3 lucky readers.

Mandatory Entry

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Extra Entries
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Good Luck!

By |September 10th, 2010|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Another blog review for BC.

Blog review:

Can you roar like a lion … can you eat like Mafutha … can you sing “zee-bee-dee-bee-dee in perfect harmony? !!

Wait till you listen to these …” Beautiful Creatures”.

You will also go “oinkity, oinkity, oink” and wish you were half-as lucky as Lorenzo the luckiest lizard!

Beautiful Creatures is the end product of fabulous team effort by Alan Glass, Ed Jordan, and Paul Choritz. This down loadable CD features 10 songs which range from lively upbeat songs to soothing lullaby.

I do not miss an opportunity to teach my son about different cultures and to love and respect everyone across boundaries. When i was given the opportunity to review Beautiful Creatures, i was not only excited but also pleased because this is something i wouldn’t mind listening over and over again! Beautiful Creatures prides in being uniquely South African and has songs about the different animals..Lucas the Lazy Lion, Lorenzo the luckest Lizard, Imvubu the Happiest Hippo. The songs talk about different characteristics of the animals and will definitely put a smile on a child’s face as they learn to sing along.

The song Beautiful Creatures is truly beautiful ! What an inspirational song for children to learn !

My 2 yr old son seemed to enjoy the upbeat songs as it matches his energy, but this is aptly put together for children of all ages, even for a baby. The music is melodious and not loud or disturbing to the mind. This is something i would pick-up for my son, if i came across in a music store. Children can easily understand the lyrics as they are clear and will shake a leg or two as they sing along !

It has my mommy’s stamp of approval and five shining stars!

Beautiful Creatures is available on iTunes.

The last five years have seen the release of seven Beautiful Creatures albums.

– BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, MORE BEAUTIFUL CREATURES and EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL CREATURES featuring fun educational songs about African animals.

– BEAUTIFUL ME, an album dealing with emotional development for children, tackling issues such as sibling rivalry, anger management, self-confidence and diversity.

– BEAUTIFUL BEDTIME, songs that take your children through the routine of getting ready for bed. Winding down, bathing, brushing teeth, putting your p-jays on and story time.

– BEAUTIFUL CREATURES OF THE SEA, fun sea creature songs that deal with

– BEAUTIFUL LULLABIES featuring 10 down tempo songs to get your baby to sleep was
released in 2009.

You can buy Beautiful Creatures CD online.

Beautiful Creatures is generously giving 3 winners a chance to own ” Beautiful Creatures” CD in a down loadable MP3 format.

Here’s how you can win it:

Mandatory Entry:

– Follow my blog on Google Friend Connect.

Extra Entries ( 1 entry each, leave separate comments):

– Like “Beautiful Creatures” on Facebook.
– Like “Toddler Tales by Mommy” Facebook badge on my blog page ( upper right side bar)
– Become “Toddler Tales by Mommy”‘s friend on Facebook.
– Follow “Beautiful Creatures” on Twitter
– Follow “Toddler Tales by Mommy” on Twitter.
– Follow on Networked blogs
– Become an email subscriber
– Enter my other giveaway ( 1 entry per giveaway entered)

This Giveaway is open worldwide until Sep 20, 2010.Random Generator will choose a winner and winner will be announced on Sep 21, 2010.There is no limit to the no.of times that you can win on my blog! Feel free to enter all Giveaways even if you have won before!

(Disclaimer: Thanks to Beautiful Creatures for sending me the featured product for review purpose. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way.All opinions expressed here are only my own.)

By |September 9th, 2010|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Blog review:

Blog review

With all these “rhyme time” and “music” classes available for our toddlers, parents often forget that they can enjoy music together at home. I have sought out nice music for us to listen to together from the beginning and am always keen to try out new things, as well as expose my children to classical music.
So I was very pleased when the lovely people at Beautiful Creatures asked me to review their children’s music album.
Beautiful Creatures is fab new music production from South Africa. I was chuffed to download their original Beautiful Creatures album. We have always enjoyed eclectic music and have all sorts from the very traditional nursery rhymes to American vintage songs to alternative music such as Putumayo. What Putumayo is to “to the world”, Beautiful Creatures is to Africa. Catchy tunes with an African twist (lots of African animals of course). One song reminds me a little of the Rocky Horror Picture show (Lucas the Lazy Lion), whilst others are wonderfully mellow (Down comes the rain). When we put it on for Red Ted, he started jumping up and down and twisting and turning. He particularly like the Mafutha song (“More Tut Tut Tut more!” – Tut tut tut = Elephant in Red Ted speak).
You have adults singing the lead with chidlren in the chorus. No annoying high pitched or patronizing adult voices. Proper singing! What says it all for me, is that The Englishman will put on this album! He isn’t very good with the normal children’s music…

By |September 6th, 2010|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Blog review