Snapshots in Song Celebrating the Magic and Mystery of Motherhood …
TOUR GUIDE by CHERI MAGILL
“Somewhere between the serene estro-pop of Sarah McLachlan, the angsty girl-woman guitar-rock of Michelle Branch, and the hushed playfulness of the country diva of your choice (Shania, Faith, et al), Cheri Magill radiates the kind of natural warmth and personal connectivity some of the above have paid handlers millions for.”
Beanstalk Jack, a musical retelling of the classic tale of “Jack and the Beanstalk” adapted as a folk-rock opera for today’s families is one of our new favorite cd’s.
“Paper Canoe Company creates music and stories that make kids feel like grownups, and grownups feel like kids.”
The music is uplifting and fun and of course makes you want to dance along which is always so important with a children’s album! Beanstalk Jack tells the story of “Jack and the Beanstalk” with the addition of a refreshing girl-meets-boy twist, a tribute to the spirit of optimism, and more than a hint of youthful rebellion.
Mister G’s Parents’ Choice Gold-Winning “The Mitzvah Bus” is perfect for Hanukkah!
LATIN GRAMMY WINNER MISTER G PRESENTS THE MITZVAH BUS A PARENTS’ CHOICE® GOLD AWARD-WINNING ALBUM FOR FAMILIES.
The Mitzvah Bus is all the great things we expect from an album from Mister G with a Hanukkah theme. Kids and parents will love singing along to the feel good music that incorporates the known traditions of Hanukkah with songs in English, Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Highly recommend this album!
We are loving Randy Kaplan’s latest album and we can not wait to tell you about it! Why? Because,not only is Randy an award-winning singer-songwriter who has put his love of Tin Pan Alley, folk, rock. blues, ragtime, bluegrass, and Broadway music on display many times before. Now, with his 6th not-JUST-for-kids album, Trippin’ Round the Mitten, he adds hip-hop, pop, doo-wop, and punk to the list.
Randy’s music brings a smile to your face as you listen to the lyrics and you will realize after listening to a few of the songs that he gets “it”. Of course the “it” I am referring to is kids humor. Take a listen and you will get “it”, too.
Have you ever tried speaking to someone who seemed too busy to really listen? Someone who doesn’t’ seem to really care? Maybe you encountered people who as soon as you mention you had a difficult day interrupts you and tells you how their day has been worse? They may have been looking at the phone, distracted by their surroundings or lost in their own thoughts and only mustered up a darting glance and a passing comment. A darting glance that was just enough to keep you talking and continuing to make your point. Maybe they said the “uh-huh’s,” “really,” and ” I can’t believe that” at just the right time during the conversation but in actuality their attention was anywhere, but paying attention to what you were really saying.
“Shut the t.v.! Dinner is getting cold! Come here now!”
So, you come home from a long day at work. Your kids finished their homework and now they’re watching t.v. as you cook and they wait for dinner. But, somehow the act of “waiting for dinner” has disappeared and you have 2 zombies captivated by their favorite hypnotic show. Here are specific steps you can take to avoid the yelling and frustration.