HFVS Music Giveaway – Putumayo Kids Presents: European Playground

Putumayo Kids Presents: European Playground


Putumayo Kids’ acclaimed Playground series has put out another wonderful international collection of both traditional and popular music, this time touring around Europe!

Being the home to nearly 50 countries, Europe is a diverse and culturally rich continent.   With European Playground families will visit more than 15 different countries and hear 11 of the more than 30 languages spoken in Europe, taking listeners on a cross-genre musical tour around the continent.


A 34-page booklet is included that features liner notes in four languages (English, Spanish, French & German), and a colorful map of Europe.  Click here to download a free b/w map to use for a home study of Europe.  Listen to each song on the CD and then have your kids find the country on the map and color the country in.  Note that many of the countries are very close together, yet have vastly different languages and cultures.

A five page teaching guide to accompany this CD can be downloaded here.  The learning objectives of this guide are:

  • Learn about the culture and geography of Europe
  • Train the students ears to listen for musical elements
  • Understand that music is a universal language
  • Gain awareness of the value of friends who are different from themselves
  • Experience the benefits of working together

Another great on-line resource for European studies is The European Library.  This library offers free access to resources from 48 national libraries of Europe (in 20 languages!) available for anyone around the world seeking books, maps, photographs, music, videos, and other materials.


Your chance to win a free copy of the new Putumayo Kids Presents: European Playground CD is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)! To win simply

  1. POST A COMMENT BELOW and be sure to tell us your
  2. FULL NAME and where you
  3. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) Must include your town and state to be eligible. We’ll randomly draw a winner from those who leave a comment (along with their full name and town/state) and contact the winner via email.  So be sure to leave an
  4. ACCURATE EMAIL in the email field of the comment box (we never share your email address).

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Wednesday, June 17th, 2009, @ 7pm (EST).

21 Comments on “HFVS Music Giveaway – Putumayo Kids Presents: European Playground

  1. We live in Southampton, MA. I heard snippets of this CD. We love the Putamayo label.

  2. Thanks for the chance to win a great CD!

    West Springfield, MA

  3. Always a guaranteed good mix that Putumayo. Lets all work on egging Lui Collins on to send in a sample of her work to them. I know it’s on her “list to do!”

  4. I’m looking forward to studying “Around the World” with my sons next year and I understand the Putumayo series is a great addition for getting a real flavor for the different regions.

  5. So many lovely pages and ideas. Our favorite is the music.

    Terri Larner
    Bakersfield, California

  6. This looks great for my nephew. I love this type of music. Thank you for offering a chance to win!

    Wolcott, NY

  7. Hello,

    As a French native speaker, I definitely relate to it and would appreciate to have this new cd. I love the Putumayo music series as well as my children

    Cupertino, CA

  8. Thanks so much for letting me know about this CD. It sounds great! I absolutely love this website. It feeds my soul and connects our homeschooling family to so many great resources. Thanks.

    Lewisburg, PA

  9. Can I make 2 comments? I’ve loved every Putamayo cd I’ve ever bought and this one sounds great. And let me say publicly just how very much I think the creator of this hilltown families website ROCKS!

  10. What a great offer – thank you!

    San Diego, CA

  11. What a wonderful tool to help us all be part of the global community!

  12. Sounds like a lovely CD.

    Tenstrike, MN

  13. I want to go to Europe.
    Worthington, MA

  14. I love the Putumayo music series, and haven’t heard this Euro version yet…looking forward to checking it out!

    Haydenville, MA

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