Robert Priest

listen to Robert and Djanet Searsm sing Teeter Totter

Playsongs and Lullabies READ REVIEWS

1989 (Waterlily Music)

This is the first of two albums by the Teds: Robert Priest, Allen Booth and Djanet Sears singing original songs for very young children (and their parents).


"Pure magic!"

The Kingston Whig Standard Magazine

"...ideal for parents and others who can use this program at home to entertain pre-schoolers as nap-time preparation, or to work off an imbalance between boredom and excess." energy."

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

"The Teds deliver a sweet 20-song collection of children's music that seems as much of a child's experiences as it is about them... The music, in fact becomes a kind of psychological drive shaft for the energy and wonder of children at play."

The Toronto Star (Craig Macinnis)

"Lullabies and Playsongs is very different from anything on the kids' market today in that parents (or any adult) are as likely to love the music and lovely lyrics as their kids. Pick one up for your kids. Or maybe one for yourself."

Kids Toronto

"Full of charm and innocence... soothing and reassuring. The album never condescends. It teaches and shows resect for the child's world and the child's place in it. It's a fine addition to any child's collection; as important, adults won't quickly tire of hearing it."

The Beacon Herald

"The Teds are three very talented artists. Pre-schoolers will enjoy the gentle lyrics and soothing arrangements on Side A. The basic rock and roll beat of A Hill is a Thrill will have your toddler bouncing and jumping... guaranteed to set little feet in motion."

The Toronto Sun


Eleanor Barrington of Today's Parent Magazine

"Children's entertainment of considerable charm"

Liam Lacey Toronto Globe & Mail

Winterlong (1992)
Album by The Teds
Summerlong (1984)
Album by the Boinks
Listen to this sample from Playsongs and Lullabies: Dreamalong
music by Allen Booth, vocal by Djanet Sears

The Milton Acorn Memorial People's Poetry Award, 1989
Special Choice Award, Children's Book Centre, 1993
Socan Airplay Award, 1994
Chalmer's Award, Theatre for Young Audiences, 1998

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