It's a bird, a plane, no it's FLYING by Recess Monkey

As a mom of two little boys, superheroes rule our house. From leaping over the couch or saving the dog from the evil vacuum, the role of the superhero is a pivotal part of childhood. Now, the superhero theme has crossed into our musical selections with FLYING by Recess Monkey.

Three former Seattle teachers form the group known as Recess Monkey. Over the past 6 years, Recess Monkey has produced several children albums including Welcome to Recess Monkey Town, 2008’s Tabby Road, 2009’s Field Trip, and 2010’s The Final Funktier. Many of the band's songs come from real life childhood experiences.

FLYING, to be released on June 21, 2011, focuses on the premise that anyone can be a superhero. It doesn't matter if you are "Covered in Band-aids" or need your "Moon Boots." Any ordinary person can be a superhero.

For the past week, we have been playing FLYING in the van. My boys have taken the idea that they, too, are superheroes very seriously. Their favorite song is Sidekick, which always sparks the debate, just who is whose sidekick.

What I like about FLYING is that the kids are encouraged to imagine. These songs aren't fantasy, but they show kids that anything is possible. It's the age old adage, dream big and live your dream.

Recess Monkey's albums can be purchased on iTunes, and CdBaby. FLYING can be purchased starting June 21, for $14.99. It is recommended for children ages 3-8 and has a running time of 47 minutes.

Want to see Recess Monkey live?  Here are the summer tour dates for Recess Monkey.

May 30 : Northwest Folklife Festival,  Seattle, WA
June 18: Mt. Baker Center – CD RELEASE SHOW!, Seattle, WA
July 3: Top of the Park, Ann Arbor, MI
July 16: World Café Live at The Queen, Wilmington, DE
July 19 - 23: Wolf Trap Theatre in the Woods residency, Vienna, VA
July 24 - 25: Long Island Children’s Museum, Garden City, NY
July 26: The Colonial Theatre,  Phoenixville, PA

Disclosure: I received a copy of FLYING by Recess Monkey to review. All opinions are 100% mine and have not been influenced by any person or entity. For my complete disclosure policy, please see

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