So when I received The Juno Company gift pack I was thrilled to have a way for my children to start experiencing music and appreciating the emotions and fun that can come from listening to music made for children. My toddlers were mesmerizing by the songs and the story. I can always tell if it’s a success because my 3 year old keeps asking if she can “see her movie”. “The Day the Music Stopped” is a story about when Bunny presses the big red button on Murphy's Shush Machine; she inadvertently silences the town of Harmonia Springs. Juno realizes that, in order to bring life back to the town, she and her friends have to create their own music through melody, harmony, rhythm and – most of all – friendship.
Juno is a six-year-old girl with a passion for music. While practicing the piano in her bedroom, Juno and her two-year-old brother, Rai Rai, are transported to the imaginary, magical, musical world of Harmonia Springs. Trees are made of cellos, cars are shaped like bass clefs and lamp posts like French horns, street signs flash "Waltz" and the train that takes them on their journey is made up entirely of musical instruments.What were Juno's pets in the real world suddenly become her puppet friends in Harmonia Springs. Through their journeys, the characters learn new musical concepts as they sing to the original, orchestral music composed by Belinda Takahashi Ph.D.
I received the movie and a sturdy tote bag (which can be used to carry our books during the weekly library trip) right after the holidays, which was a nice quiet, educational time to spend with my daughters to help them wind down from the busy holiday season.
If you are looking for a way to quiet down your kids minds without traditional TV and for them to learn something in the process, I would suggest looking into The Juno Company, they have many ways to educate our children on music, emotions and friendship.
(Many thanks to the US Family Guide for the opportunity to review for The Juno Company, my opinions were not swayed by the product offer.)