Mexican singer Thalia said her new album, "VivaKids," aimed to bring out everyone's inner child and make people forget about the daily grind.

"My idea is to bring out the inner child that my generation has inside, which does not go to sleep because of so much angst over the day-to-day routine. With so much going on, you start tuning out emotions and surprises," the 42-year-old singer told reporters.

"VivaKids," which comes with a DVD of animated drawings, features songs like "Vamos a jugar," "En un bosque de la China" and "El piojo y la pulga."

"For me, it's important that they not miss out on these songs and that they have a concept, content, a body of work. That they not just be a song. This disc is that, it's a trip to the fantastic world that we each have inside," Thalia said, referring to how she wanted her children to see the album.

The singer said the album started as a private project for her children, Sabrina, nearly 7, and Mateo, who is almost 3.

Thalia, who has been married to music producer Tommy Mottola since 2000, said she sang for her children and saw how they responded emotionally to the songs.

"This disc is my biggest prank ever and I enjoyed every song," Thalia said. EFE