REVIEW and GIVEAWAY – Recess Monkey “Deep Sea Diver”

I’ve been quiet on here lately and I apologize for the lack of posts.  We’re schooling through the summer (albeit with a lesser workload); and we’re still settling into our new home and undergoing some more renovations.  And yes, I still have boxes on my bedroom floor waiting to be unpacked. On a plus side- the girls’ awesome new custom TRIPLE bunk bed is finally complete (post and pictures on THAT badboy in the near future! Here’s the photos!) and the girls are finally sleeping nestled in their beds instead of on the pull-out in the living room.

In the midst of all this moving chaos I was sent a CD to review and during the chaos of our move it rather fortuitously got buried and forgotten. I say “fortuitously” because it ended up popping back up at a serendipitous time.  The “opening” of our new family pool.

Here’s a picture from just a few days ago.

♪ ♫ Anticipation, Anticipation
is making me late
is keeping me waiting ♪ ♫

And then- magically- the pool was open for business!

And even though it’s already the end of July in Florida- for us- it feels like summer has just begun.

Let the good times roll float!

With all this new splashy fun we’re having it’s only appropriate to have a summer soundtrack to accompany us. Now you know why I said this review copy was so fortuitously forgotten and then found: Deep Sea Diver by Recess Monkey is the perfect catchy summer sound to fill your water-filled summer days.


Deep Sea Diver is a kid-focused undersea odyssey with the same high energy, pitch perfect understanding of what gets kids excited that has made Recess Monkey kindie rock royalty.”

Recess Monkey is a children’s music band composed of a trio of teachers that make upbeat and engaging music for both kids and parents alike.

And like it we did.  My girls and I made up games and silly dance moves to act out in the pool to different songs on the CD.  In “Up Periscope” every time they sang the word ‘down’ we would dunk underwater.  For the song “Fish Sticks” we would pose like a fish stick every time the chorus chanted the words.  And for the record- our fish stick poses resembled anything but fish sticks and instead ended up into a race to see who could make the others laugh the most with our weird body and facial contortions.

But perhaps the best review of this CD came from my 3 year old who, after singing along and leafing through the CD jacket explained, “I like these guys.  They’re so silly!”

And there you have it: from one silly trio to another.  This CD rocks.

You can sample sections from some of Recess Monkey’s songs here to get a sense of their foot-tapping fun beat.  Amazon sells both the CD and MP3s.

Or- enter my giveaway for your chance to WIN your very own copy of “Deep Sea Diver!” Just read through the Rafflecopter widget below for your chance to win! (Please refresh your page if the widget isn’t showing.)

Good luck!

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19 Responses to REVIEW and GIVEAWAY – Recess Monkey “Deep Sea Diver”

  1. Megan R says:

    So jealous of your swimming pool. CD sounds like a lot of fun!

  2. Jody says:

    Wow! I love the new pool and I can’t wait to see the triple bunk beds – I’ve never heard of such a thing! This CD sounds really sweet. I need to make a list of all the music you have recommended and start stocking up on it. Music is definitely an area we are lacking in.

  3. danielle drown says:

    My youngest came in while I was checking out the website and we agreed that tambourine submarine really got us moving!

  4. Ines says:

    It sounds like fun 🙂

  5. Dorothy Teel says:

    Cool Recess Monkey, children’s music band from Seattle, WA, I enjoyed the rapping of “Shrimp” was cute and funny.

  6. Nancy says:

    The song Fish Sticks is cute!

  7. Holly Mitkowski says:

    The animal house cd sounds fun!

  8. Melissa B. says:

    Tambourine Submarine gets my toe tapping.

  9. Kristie D. says:

    The “Fish Sticks” song cracks me up. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  10. Georgia Beckman says:

    Seahorse gets my feet tapping!

  11. gabrielle says:

    Im a marine biologist this would be awesome!! Seahorses are my choice!

  12. Colleen P says:

    They have a lot of west coast concert dates, but in September they’ll be performing at the Life is Good Festival in Massachusetts.

  13. kathy dalton says:


  14. miranda says:

    “shrimp” is cute

  15. Laura W. says:

    I’m always looking for great kid’s music! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  16. Emi says:

    I like the Fish Sticks song.

  17. Birdie Skolfield says:

    we love the song UP PERISCOPE from the show

  18. Erin says:

    Always looking for new music! Thanks! Have you heard of Billy Jonas (not related to “those” Jonas Brothers)? We love him.

  19. laurie brown says:

    Fish sticks!

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