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Lullabies

According to Gina Perry in the January 21, 2013 edition of the BBC news magazine, lullabies have been around for over 4,000 years. Bambi Turner in How It Works health article points out that lullabies have been proven to be far more effective than the spoken word. For me, writing lullabies has been my deepest and most personal expression in my songwriting. I have to step back to realize that I am truly at one with my genre or children’s music. Lullabies come to me as easily as a movement song that makes little ones jump up and down.

I have written over the course of six years 11 lullabies that I finally compiled on my CD, Say Goodnight. I must confess that my lullabies are the songs that I have written that I personally love the most and take the most pride in. Moms and Dads will love the very personal expressions of love between parent and child expressed in many of my songs. I have sung many of these lullabies to babies in my babies class and watched them relax, fall asleep, start to fuss as they fight sleep so I know they work. I encourage you to listen to my lullabies on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, YouTube, SoundCloud or a CD you decide to purchase. Add them to your sleep time play list. Look at my albums page to find the places they are available.

How Do You Walk Like a Dinosaur?

This is a favorite for those who buy my music.  This song is so useful in preschool classrooms 

Little ones love this song.  All I have to do is ask them, “How do you walk like a dinosaur? We have to walk really heavy.” They love it! I then continue the song with other animals that they have to copy me do: a frog, a bird, a cat, an elephant, a monkey and then we go back to the dinosaur. This song works well for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten children.  As  is true with many of my songs, this song is valuable for teaching little ones to follow directions, a skill that is invaluable for little ones as it totally prepares them for skills they will need for the rest of their lives in order to succeed. Sounds kind of serious, but for them it is just fun. It allows them to move and to act like their favorite animal.

Here is the link to the YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMPtlTcqJTE

This song is available on most streaming sites and in CD form also at CD Baby and Amazon. Check out the albums page and the CD, How Do You Walk Like a Dinosaur?