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Looking for ideas about how to make music with children? Have great ideas or lessons to share? I’ll post some of my favorite songs, videos, and suggestions here and I invite you to share your lessons and ideas on my Facebook and Twitter pages. I’ve met many teachers at NAEYC, NAfME and NAMM workshops and events over […]



Congratulations to Elisha and her son Gabriel.  Elisha’s idea about how to make music with children received the most likes in my first Facebook CONTEST and won them eight of my CDs.   Elisha posted “My son is 5, non-verbal w/autism. Music is his outlet- anywhere we are, he listens if music comes on. He’s […]

“When the Saints Go Marching In” A Song for 4 to 6-year-olds


Hear both versions of the song. One with Bob’s vocals and one without   The idea to record a group of sing-along songs with and without my vocals came from teachers. Every year, I speak at a number of national workshops for teachers where I talk about the importance of music in the classroom. I […]

“RIDE BABY RIDE” A song for infants (with video)


The first song on The Baby Record is Ride Baby Ride. Katharine Smithrim and I decided to keep this recording very simple with no musical accompaniment, so you can feel comfortable doing it just as we do. All the instructions for each of the activities — bouncing rhymes, finger and toe play, action rhymes, instrument play, […]

“YOUR NAME IS…” A song for 2 to 3-year-olds (with video)


I am sharing this song Your Name Is because we had so much fun making the video at my daughter’s home with her neighbors and their children. If you have several kids in class playing a game or singing in a circle, you can really build excitement and suspense by slowly pointing to different kids […]

“This Little Light of Mine” A song for 4 to 6-year-olds (with video)


Rhyming is an important pre-literacy skill that can be taught with this song, Little Light of Mine. This song can help students begin to recognize matching sounds and rhymes. The teacher in this video shows that when you print out words and speak them, children begin to discover the words that rhyme. You can also […]

“YOUR FACE” A song for 4 to 6-year-olds (with video)

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