Hey Cousin! Have you heard the buzzin’? Bari Koral released The Apple Tree and the Honey Bee today! We had so much fun participating in the Bari Koral Family Rock Band’s Kickstarter campaign to get The Apple Tree and the Honey Bee finished up and ready for sale.
We’ve had The Apple Tree and the Honey Bee on repeat today celebrating in our own little way this new album, Bari Koral’s fourth album of upbeat, engaging music for little ones and their families. Bari Koral has long been a favorite in our home. We were all super excited to get to know The Apple Tree and the Honey Bee and have not been disappointed. I love how Bari pairs kid-relatable lyrics with inspiring and comforting melodies.
My personal favorite from this album is track 7 “Sisters and Brothers” all about sibling relationships. The chorus just melts my heart: “Sisters and brothers. Brothers and sisters. When they’re away you know I miss ’em. Sisters and brothers. Brothers and sisters. A friend when you need a friend.” This is what I want for our children, to be friends and to miss each other when they’re apart so they are excited to play together when they are back together.
Another big hit with our crew is the song “Birthday” al about celebrating your special day. This is Bari Koral’s second birthday song. She also had one on Rock and Roll Garden released in 2009. They are both fabulous! I would love a whole album of birthday songs from Bari. She makes me want to celebrate my little ones’ birthdays every day. “Birthday” is full of energy and prompts for moving around and really feeling the excitement of celebrating a birthday.
I think Elli’s favorite is track #1 ” Dancing Bear” She loves all the crazy places the bear dances. She loves to sing along and call out the next line before it’s sung. I love seeing her so excited about music! Elli is a dancer to the core and I think she really identifies with the bear who is just dancing all day long.
As amazing and awesome as this album is, you’ll want to get yours today and watch the joy in your little one’s face as they dance along to The Apple Tree and the Honey Bee by Bari Koral. But, that’s not all Bari has going on this year! She also filmed a series of music/yoga shows that will air on the Veria Living channel this year. It also looks like her youtube channel is going to be hopping this year!