Two Little Sound

Fun with Phonics and Numbers

Music and movement add fun and variety to reading and math programs with Hap Palmer's original compositions and unique adaptations of traditional favorites. The songs stimulate learning through active involvement by encouraging children to listen, think, move, and sing. Ages 4-9

Product Number: HP112


2004 Parents' Choice Gold Award   
2004 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA)   
2004 Review Corner Award  


Parents' Choice Gold Award
With his signature clarity, vocal warmth and teacherly skill, Hap Palmer, a long-standing leader in the creation of tuneful, learning-packed children's educational music, is still at the top of his game. In such playful new songs as "My Playful Pig," "My Ramblin' Cat" and "Tall Tremendous Tens And Wee Wonderful Ones," Palmer gives beginning and early readers a playful way to attune their ears to consonant and vowel sounds, word families number patterns, addition and subtraction. As always, he fills his liner notes with suggestions for visual aids, preparation, follow-up activities and more, to help parents and teachers to make the most of his musical lessons. -- Lynne Heffley

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3- Hap Palmer continues to excel in the field of music and movement because of his ability to mesh educational lyrics with a variety of musical styles that maintain a high entertainment value. In this sequel to One Little Sound, songs introduce phonetic and numerical concepts in an engaging way. There are 18 songs in a variety of musical styles such as swing, pop, polka, marches, and calypso. Many of the songs are original, but Palmer also adapts popular songs to extend their educational content, such as using “Down By The Bay” to introduce orchestra instruments. Among the songs are “My Rambling’ Cat,” “The One That Doesn’t Rhyme,” “Ten Monkeys In A Tree,” “We Discover Number Patterns,” “The English Language Gets A Little Kooky,” “Five Pennies Make A Nickel,” and “Apples, Bananas, Peaches, Tomatoes.” The catchy songs and fun activities are sure to help children improve their math and reading skills. Two Little Sounds is equally suitable for home, storytime, or classroom use. Whether for pure entertainment or for extending lessons, it is sure to be a hit.

Family Fun Magazine
Don’t let an earnest title scare you away from a terrific CD. Longtime kids’ performer Hap Palmer (One Little Sound; Early Childhood Classics) has a ball with the idiosyncrasies of the English language - and throws in some mathematical high jinks to boot - on this clever, upbeat album. Folk-and blues- flavored tunes such as “Two Little Sounds” and “My Ramblin‘ Cat” help nascent readers learn what changing consonants does to words, while “Meet My Travelin’ Friends” plays with alliteration, not to mention geography (”Galen went to Guatemala/Kayla went to Kazakhstan”:). And what allowance-minded little one wouldn‘t want to know that “Five Pennies Make A Nickel”? -- Moira McCormick

Cover - Two Little Sounds
1. (19) Two Little Sounds
2. My Ramblin’ Cat
3. (20) Down By The Bay
4. (21) The One That Doesn’t Rhyme
5. (22) Wiggy Wiggles Freeze Dance
6. (23) Ten Monkeys In A Tree
7. (24) Meet My Travelin’ Friends
9. Apples, Bananas, Peaches, Tomatoes
10. My Playful Pig
11. How Many are Here
 (Addition and subtraction)
12. Hickory, Dickory, Dock
13. The English Language Gets
A Little Kooky - Consonants
14. (25) Five Pennies Make A Nickel
15. (26) Tall Tremendous Tens And
Wee Wonderful Ones
16. What Are You Wearing?
17. The English Language Gets
A Little Kooky - Vowels
18. (27) Good-bye, So Long, Farewell,

Numbers in parenthesis ( )
are instrumentals of songs