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It’s Hip Hop Baby: Using Music and Rhyme to Teach Children

My 3-year-old has always been really into music (what kid isn’t?) but trying to find something that holds her attention these days seems impossible. It’s Hip Hop Baby!, a new children’s DVD series aimed at toddlers and pre-schoolers, certainly does hold her attention. Beyond that it also teaches her key developmental concepts while causing her to have a blast.

Using child-friendly hip hop music to educate, the videos feature dance routines, musical performances, interviews with the “hip hop kids” and even a game of Simon Says (my daughter’s favorite part). Through music and rhyme — two of the most effective methods of incorporating new ideas into the world of a child — kids learn their ABC’s, animals, body parts and numbers.

While it seems like this is targeted at younger kids, I felt that my daughter benefited from this CD simply because it caused her to listen and learn how to follow simple instructions (no small feat). Also, something about the rhythm really appealed to her and since she recently learned to snap her fingers, she loves having this one and snapping to the beat. I give it a thumbs up for teaching her that skill alone!

Check out what celebrities like Holly Robinson Peete (Holly’s son, Roman, 3, was caught wearing an It’s Hip Hop Baby t-shirt in our post from May 17th!) and Justin Chambers have to say about It’s Hip Hop Baby!


It’s Hip Hop, Baby! debuts today on!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 @ 05:03 PM
posted by Candicarter

It’s Hip Hop, Baby! debuts on TODAY!! Children can leap into learning with four fun and educational DVDs and one CD “Fruit.” Go to and order now! Put “Hip Hop Baby” in the search. If you’re looking for the next Baby Einstein– you’ve found it!

What does Rabbi Shmuley have to say about It’s Hip Hop, Baby!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 @ 04:02 PM
posted by Candicarter

Rabbi Shmuley, host of Shalom in The Home and bestselling author says the music of It’s Hip Hop, Baby! is addictive and the videos are engaging.

"I have thank God nine children including a whole bunch of young ones.Keeping them occupied with healthy outlets is one of the greatchallenges I face as a parent.  Hip Hop Baby is a fantastic, engaging,entertaining, and inspirational outlet. The kids just love it. Andeven I have the jingle playing on an endless loop in my brain. Justshows you that even touches the little child still lingering in us adults."

Kids and Colds- Great Tips for Moms from It’s Hip Hop, Baby!

Monday, December 15, 2008 @ 06:12 PM
posted by Candicarter

It’s winter and yes…cold season is upon us. I am always looking for great tips for making a bad winter cold more bearable. Especially when our cute little babies infect the entire household and everyone gets sick.

After some searching, I found a good article in January 2009 Parents Magazine titled, “Cold Season Survival Guide.”

Some of the tips were pretty generic and often followed by most moms: prop up your child when they’re sleeping- moisten the air with a humidifier- keep your child hydrated- wash hands frequently- and make sure your children get enough sleep. A bit obvious. But here were a few tips that I thought were worth writing about.

1. HONEY HELPS THE COUGH: for children 1 year and older, Parents Magazine says, “Recent studies show that honey is better than cough medicine for relieving coughs and helping sick child sleep better.” According to researcher Ian Paul, M.D., dark honeys, such as buckwheat, may work best because they’re higher in antioxidants. They say– give a half a teaspoon to children ages 1 to 5 and 1 teaspoon to children ages 6 to 11. But never give honey to a baby under the age of 1; they can get botulism from bacteria in honey.

2. HOW TO LOOSEN UP CLOGGED MUCUS: Parents Magazine says, “Loosen up clogged mucus with a few drops of saline solution, then suck it out with a suction bulb.

PERSONAL TIP: my cousin once gave me a great tip for getting hardened mucus out of a child’s nose. She said to roll a q-tip in a little Vaseline, smooth the Vaseline on the q-tip and do a sweep in your child’s nose. Works like a charm :)


-They say it safely removes mucus with an aspirator you use outside of the nose

-a spray that washes away excess mucus

-a swab that you rub on the inside of your child’s nose and helps reduce the risk of getting cold- causing germs for up to 8 hours.

-saline spray to soothe red noses

-adhesive strips that gently lift nasal passages so your child can breathe better at night.

I have to say, I’ve never used any of the products mentioned above by Parents but they all look like great cold solutions. I will be checking them out. We have a long winter ahead!

Holiday Eggnog Recipe from It’s Hip Hop, Baby!

Thursday, December 11, 2008 @ 01:12 AM
posted by Candicarter

I came across a great eggnog holiday recipe I wanted to share. I found it on the Prevention Magazine website today (December 10, 2008).

What I like about it is that it’s a different twist on regular eggnog. It’s actually a pudding dessert. I plan on altering the recipe slightly because in my household we have 2 members of my family that are “lactose intolerant” so we’ll be substituting the milk for soy milk or almond milk.

Here’s the recipe. Enjoy.


In a mixing bowl, combine the pudding mix and milk. Whisk for about 2 minutes, or until smooth. Add the whipped topping and rum or brandy extract. Whisk just until combined. Spoon the pudding mixture into 4 dessert dishes. Sprinkle with the nutmeg. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, or until set.


There was a very helpful article on yesterday (December 9, 2008) about safe toys for babies and toddlers. I wanted to blog about it because I know moms are concerned about the rise in lead poisonings from toxic paints and other dangers caused by plastics and particle board in toys. This Christmas we have options for keeping our kids safe.

The article titled, “Bringing Up Baby with Safe Green Toys” really shifted my focus on the types of toys I’ll be purchasing for my 5 year old son and baby (due any day).

CNN’s expert, Dr. Alan Greene, a professor of pediatrics at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, gives the following advice about choosing safe and organic toys.

In his book “Raising Baby Green, The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care,” he tells parents to take the time to examine the materials used in the toys.

“Choose natural toys, and those might be toys made out of solid wood, especially if it’s not finished or has a non-toxic finish,” Greene recommended. “Toys that are made out of fiber, such as cotton, especially organic cotton, wool or hemp, or toys made out of bamboo can be really nice choices.”

He warned parents to beware of wooden toys made from pressed wood or particle board.

“Some of those will have toxic substances in the glue,” he noted. “Unless you know it is safe, I would skip that this year.”

Greene said toxics can be found in certain plastic toys, too. He worries the most about toys and baby items containing phthalates, PVC and bisphenol-A.

He advised parents to look for recycling symbols on plastic toys. “If it has recycling symbol number 1, 2, 4 or 5, that means it does not have those chemicals in there,” he said.

I feel lucky to have come across this article. Especially since I haven’t started my Christmas shopping yet! I hope it helps you too.

Candi Carter

CEO and Founder, “It’s Hip Hop, Baby!”

Four New Video’s From Its Hip Hop Baby!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 08:10 PM
posted by Candicarter

Emmy-winning TV talk-show producer Candi Carter and Winner of the iParenting Award is introducing four new Children’s educational DVDs. With her unique teaching style Candi Carter produced It’s Hip Hop Baby! to help kids of all levels learn faster while having fun.

All new Music CD or DVD’s that are education and fun all wrapped up in one! It’s Hip Hob Baby! has launched four new children’s TV shows that hip moms and dads can use to help their children get smarter. Captivating songs encourage the exploration of music, language, sounds and rhythms.

These 4 new educational DVD feature child-friendly dance routines that help your child develop listening skills and the ability to follow simple directions. Your toddler will experience the joys of learning their ABC’s, animals, body parts, and numbers through fun-filled musical performances and interviews with the hip hop kids. Look for It’s Hip Hop Baby! newest educational video’s to be available in stores this February 2009.

How To Find a Babysitter this Spring

Saturday, March 15, 2008 @ 04:03 PM
posted by Candicarter

With spring right around the corner many of us are thinking about hiring a babysitter so we can step out without our kids in tote for a spring shopping trip to buy Easter basket goodies and squeeze in some “me” time.   This is the time of year we all enjoy spring shopping for new colorful spring outfits.  At Its Hip Hop Baby! we have educational advice and information from CEO & Founder of , Genevieve Theirs. Ms. Theirs will educate and help you to learn, how to properly screen a babysitter. 

At Its Hip Hop Baby! we think proper educational advice and knowledge of finding a babysitter is a great way for parents to hop into Spring! Spring meaning NEW, it is a time to spring clean the house, get a fresh new haircut, start washing the car outside again, planing our summer gardens, think new hair styles and adding color back into our families wardrobes again. It is also a natural time to start thinking abut putting the spring back into our marriage and family life.  
So how do we March into spring?  In the morning play the Its Hip Hop Baby! DVD for your child and watch them rejoice with song, while you sing along thinking about your romantic weekend dates with your spouse you have planned, thanks to the excellent information you learned on finding a Babysitter from Its Hip Baby! You Tube Channel.

Dr. Lisa Thornton Featured on Its Hip Hop Baby! You Tube Channel

Thursday, February 21, 2008 @ 01:02 AM
posted by Candicarter

Its Hip Hop Baby! Is proud to feature Dr. Lisa Thornton on their You Tube Channel It’s Hip Hop Baby! Founder Candi Carter mission is to educate America’s children in a fun and exciting way. “We are dedicated to providing stimulating educational products that are fun for the entire family. Watching Dr. Lisa Thornton’s educational video’s on our channel will help families across the country with important educational information and inspire them to take charge of improving their health and their lives.

Dr. Lisa Thornton believes that childhood is the best time to develop good habits for the body and mind. A mother of three, she recognizes that parents are hungry for honest information from the medical community. Dr. Thornton is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Orthopedics & Rehabilitation at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Her medical practice is dedicated exclusively to the care of children with disabilities.

A graduate of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Thornton received her medical degree from the University of Michigan and her pediatric specialty training at Children’s Memorial Hospital. Her rehabilitation residency was at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where she also served as chief resident. She has also appeared on Good Morning America and CNN, and is a well known lecturer on topics including health and wellness, holistic health care, obesity and childhood disability.

Cool moms and parents should all watch It’s Hip Hop Baby! Dr. Lisa Thornton, You Tube videos. And visit and order your copy of “It’s Hip Hop, Baby!” for your toddler.

Celebrities Get Hip with It’s Hip Hop, Baby!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 @ 07:01 AM
posted by Candicarter

It’s Hip Hop, Baby! a children’s DVD for ages 2 to 6 was a big hit with many celebrities at the “Boom Boom Room” at the 2008 Golden Globes swag suite, at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Celebrities like Angela Bassett, Tori Spelling, and other Hollywood Parents with their kids, babies and their families smiled when they received the new educational dance DVD. It’s Hip Hop, Baby! was one of the hottest products for little ones of celebrities thanks, to Erin Gutierrez President/Founder of who is also a big fan of It’s Hip Hop, Baby!

It’s Hip Hop, Baby! is an educational DVD that features child-friendly dance routines that help your child develop listening skills and the ability to follow simple directions. Your toddler will experience the joys of learning their ABC’s, animals, body parts, and numbers through fun-filled musical performances and interviews with the hip hop kids. It’s Hip Hop, Baby! the DVD and CD are available at or