This CD is timeless. If you have young children, or just want to relive your own childhood days, I highly recommend it.
But beware, your kids may not want to listen to anything other than this disc. Whenever I attempt to put a new CD into the CD player, my two year old child picks this CD off the rack and asks me to play it - "This CD, Daddy? - How 'bout this one?" I usually accommodate him. This CD brings back wonderful childhood memories for me, and is much more tolerable than Barney and Friends.
Even though he very rarely watches the Television Program or videos, our son knows and sings along to almost all of the songs - and so do my wife and I. This CD is truly something the whole family can enjoy. It also has educational benefits, having helped my child continue to develop his vocabulary. I love hearing my son say - "What an absolutely marvelous wonderful word" from the beginning of the ABC song. As soon as the first note of the Theme song begins, his face lights up, no matter what he was doing. The song literally brings a smile to his face and chases the frowns away. That in turn brings a smile to my face. He giggles and laughs as he sings along to "Who Are the People In Your Neighborhood". I even discovered him having a conversation with Ernie (in the speakers) when the "Rubber Duckie" song came on. And while I'm not a big fan of Elmo's voice, my two year old loves singing Elmo's Song. There is something special about seeing your child enjoy the music you enjoyed as a child.
We make our own homemade compilation CDs for car trips, which allows us to take our favorite children's songs and mix them up with some classical music. One or two children's songs followed by one or two classical pieces makes for a nice mix, and makes car trips less stressful for the family.