Category Archives: Music and Movement

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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Exciting News about Music in Health and Medicine

“Music therapy has been an invaluable tool with many of our rehabilitation patients. There is no question that the relationship of music and medicine will blossom because of the advent of previously unavailable techniques that can now show the effects … Continue reading

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