Category Archives: Music and Movement

Friendship Soup

“Soup is the song of the hearth…  and the home.” ~ Louis P. De Gouy Last week, a group of children collaborated to make “Friendship Soup.” What better way to celebrate the approach of Thanksgiving than to prepare a special … Continue reading

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An Interview with Kathy Reid-Naiman

“My music had roots which I’d dug up from my own childhood, musical roots buried in the darkest soil.” ~ Ray Charles Kathy Reid-Naiman is an enormously gifted musician who has given to the world several gorgeous recordings of songs and … Continue reading

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Marvellous Picture Books about Music

“I see a song. I paint music. I hear colour.  I touch the rainbow and the deep spring in the ground.  My music talks.  My colors dance. Come, listen, and let your imagination see your own song.” ~ Eric Carle Here is … Continue reading

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Music and Children in Film

“We don’t accomplish anything in this world alone … and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something.” ~ Sandra Day O’Connor … Continue reading

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My Week at CAMMAC Music Camp

“Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best.” ~ Henry Van Dyke I spent the first week of July in the Laurentians, immersed in listening to and learning to … Continue reading

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Beautiful Music and Beautiful Children

“The fact that children can make beautiful music is less significant than the fact that music can make beautiful children.” ~ Cheryl Lavender Years ago I began studies of music in early childhood, to become a better musician, to learn … Continue reading

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Five Little Pumpkins

“There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch.” ~Robert Brault I realize that Five Little Pumpkins has become such a classic rhyme to share with children as October 31st … Continue reading

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A Spring Poem for Children

“Spring has returned. The earth is like a child that knows poems. ” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke I plant a little seed in the dark, dark ground, Out comes the yellow sun, big and round. Down comes the cool rain … Continue reading

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Lovely Lullabies to Read and Sing

“Soft closer of our eyes! Low murmur of tender lullabies!”  ~ John Keats Here is a collection of lullabies to read or to sing, at home or in a child care sleep room.  These will create a tranquil environment and … Continue reading

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The Little Animals’ Lullaby

“Music is love in search of a word.” ~ Colette This post is dedicated to the memory of my father, who I lost to spinal cancer on January 25, 2007.   My father, among other things, was a poet.  He wrote … Continue reading

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