Between supper and sleep time, we find time to relax. Baby Diva is a perpetual motion machine so it is important to try to wind her down a little before bed.
Siente is a beautiful soundtrack for some quiet pre-bedtime cuddling and has become part of our nightly ritual. Keep reading for a chance to win this beautiful collection of lullabies for future linguists.
The simple melodies, slow rhythms, and Patrice O’Neill’s lovely voice lull you to a more tranquil place. Even looking at the cover art makes me want to sip some chamomile tea and take a nap.
All of the songs are beautiful and my favorite would have to be: “Bayu, Bayu (Baby, Baby, Rock-a-Bye)” for both its charming sentiment of the love a mother feels for her cherished baby and the subtle balalaika accents.
Since our family is finding ways to make multiple languages a part of our day, I also appreciate that Siente is a multilingual lullaby collection. Most of the tunes are sung in both English and another language, including Portuguese, Italian, and Spanish. And the hour before bedtime is perfect time for serene appreciation of these beautiful sounds.
Music is an enjoyable and easy way to interact with new languages and I find myself singing the tunes with baby at quiet moments throughout the day.
As a music lover, I was also impressed by the sound quality. Some children’s CDs have a nice concept and talented performers, but skimp on recording. Siente, however, has a fabulous concept, top notch talent and professionally production values.
Sweet, without being saccharine, soothing and not at all over-stimulating, the carefully chosen tunes are expertly played by Hilary Field and assorted award-winning guest artists. Visit Siente to hear samples of the songs and find out more about the artists.
If you would like to win your own copy of Siente, please leave a comment telling us one part of your bedtime ritual. Either leave a valid e-mail address or URL in your comment so we can reach you, OR comment on this post using just your first name or nickname AND then e-mail us at mamanista at gmail dot com, with the subject “siente”, and tell us the name you used in your comment. We will only contact you if you win!
We will be happy to mail your copy to anywhere in the United States, Canada, or US Military address.
Contest ends: November 2, 11:59 PM EST.
More Contests: Since Mama Luxe’s birthday is October 17, we will be announcing a new contest every weekday leading up to her birthday. Check back often to enter.