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A Hop, Skip, and a Jump: Activity Songs for the Very Young

A Hop, Skip, and a Jump: Activity Songs for the Very Young

Spring 2007 Music
Ages: 1 - 4 yrs.
Producer: A Gentle Wind
CD Price: $14.95
Review:
Pam Donkin sings and plays light and gentle songs, employing mainly acoustic instruments and a child-centered approach for getting kids to move their bodies. Songs such as “Kindness is Everywhere,” “Families All Over The World,” and “Nature's Fun and Fancy Free” are representative of Donkin's intelligent and optimistic lyrics. Backed by some great, bluegrass influenced banjos and fiddles, the collection is refreshingly free of glitz and hype. Listeners' immediate impression is that Ms. Donkin really enjoys singing for children. This well produced CD includes a bonus section, which when accessed on the computer, provides printable lyrics, an activity guide, and additional songs and videos. This wholesome and fun-filled collection is music made purely for the service of children, yet performed to adult standards of musicianship.
Lahri Bond   ©2007 Parents' Choice
Lahri Bond is a father, a writer, music historian and an art professor in Western Massachusetts. His published books include Spinning Tales Weaving Hope (with the Stories For World Change Network) for New Society Press and People of the Earth (coauthored with Ellen Evert Hopman) for Destiny Books.

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