COREY LELAND HAS A MESSAGE ABOUT BEING "PRESIDENT OF YOUR OWN LIFE!"

Monday, May 2, 2011

KIDS GURU COREY LELAND TALKS ABOUT CHILDREN PARENTS & SONGS THAT WILL HELP THEM!


Top Kids Guru-Pop-/Star Corey Leland encourages and empowers children and parents with songs crafted to help them take control of their thoughts and feelings. Corey Leland says "Times are different now, kids have not traditionally been given this kind of deep wisdom at such a young age...Leland continues..."I believe enlightening the youngest of the young to be the highest art form." His new cd entitled "President of Your Own Life" features 14 new songs all available in itunes by searching Corey Leland, also physical cds which include lyrics available from cdbaby at http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/coreyleland!

"I never planned to be writing and recording songs for children the opportunity came to me to write a Broadway type musical in 2003, it was a hit! Played before some 90,000 people, I got a good mention in the New York Times!"

Having found a real niche in life because of the success of the musical The Insects Rock! flowed naturally from that experience...

"I didn't get the best deal on the musical and became very determined to have my own show...The Insects Rock! is a famous rock band on their way to doing famous band things...along the way the meet different children who are upset about something...they are wiser than anything there has ever been in popular entertainment..like extra terrestrials who happen to also be like Beatle-mania Rock Stars!!! "I've been writing and recording to hopefully justify the investment to create the show...I have a clear concept and am ready to make what I firmly believe would be the most helpful show not only for kids but anyone who sees the value of developing the ability to have control of their own thoughts and feelings..to access deeper levels of peace of mind and heart at will! In other words "President of Your Own Life"

ALL RELATING TO COREY LELAND THE INSECTS ROCK! VOLUME 5 "PRESIDENT OF YOUR OWN LIFE!"

About Mainstream Kids Politics

Activism/confront the problems kids amazing things movies/video/clips, music, politics. We rarely watch TV and are completely tuned out from the politics scene same with our kids. A few weeks ago, though, we turned on the tube late at night and watched some music videos, one of those top 20 countdowns. Every single video, one after another, was about kids music. Kids happy and postive running the city streets, reminiscent of the old Seasame Street song. Kids happy. Police showing kids and families the right path.

Each of the songs are extremely geared to kids politics family. We found this surprising heartening, and not disturbing — the general public, the young kidse apparently are somewhat completely aware of what is going on. We forgot about this experience until last night, when we found ourselves once again watching the most popular kids videos and came across Corey Leland. Once again, video after video, every single one we watched and listened to about Corey or by Corey Leland reflected a keen political awareness of changing families and kids. His original songs were filled with happy thoughts with energy. They were brimming undeniably with the sense that kids are getting the message through music, that we are not being lied to, that we must act it out for kids with songs. I have really listened to the songs of Corey Leland — the images of kids changing the world, childrens music, positive songg for kids, a neat 60's beat, and a kids climate change were more than enough to convey these things is shown with the fourth CD for kids.

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Songs That Build Positive Attitudes and Self-Esteem and teach children to deal with adversity. These Positive Attitude Songs are available from a variety of albums.

* Available in CD format.
* Available in downloadable format.
* Instrumental sing-along tracks are available.
* Sheet music (or lead sheet with chords) is available.

An Upbeat Attitude

A Bright Tomorrow *** – Rock Solid Kids
Champions * – Debbie Clement

Chasing My Dream ** – Jack Hartmann
H-A- P-P-Y ** – Mar Harman
I Can Do That! ** – Jack Hartmann
I Feel Good ** – Catherine Slonecki, M. S.
Let It Shine Everywhere, Everyone *** – Jim Rule
Positive Power ** – Jack Hartmann
¡Sí, se puede! You Can Do It! *** – Jim Rule
Who's In Charge of Me? -- I Am! *** – Rock Solid Kids
You're Wonderful * – Debbie Clement
You've Got Potential ** – Marla Lewis and Les Julian

Problem-Solving and Dealing With Adversity

The Best That I Can ** – Gary Rosen, Bill Shontz and George Storey
The Disaster Song ** – Fran Avni
Everybody Has a Story ** – Tickle Tune Typhoon
I Can Problem-Solve ** – Todd Werner
If I Make a Misteak (If I Make a Mistake) *** – Jim Rule
It Was A Mistake *** – Jan Nigro
Never Give Up * – Craig Thompson
Open the Fear Door *** – Rock Solid Kids
Say "I Can" ** – Mar Harman

Accepting our Emotions and Building Self-Esteem

Express Yourself *** – Jan Nigro
If You're Angry and You Know It ** – Jack Hartmann
Show Me How You Feel ** – Jack Hartmann

Self-Esteem Songs for Young Children

Big Things Come in Small Packages ** – Jim Rule
I'm Just Happy to be Me ** – Catherine Slonecki, M. S.
I'm Trying Hard -- Mary Flynn
That's Just Exactly What I Like About Me ** – Catherine Slonecki, M. S.

Inspiration Many of these songs are suitable for school recitals & presentations.

Family Feeling *** – Jan Nigro
Building Our World ** – Joe Crone
I Am A Jewel * – Nancy Schimmel
That is a Mighty Power *** – Jan Nigro
We Can Move the World ** – Joe Crone (Recommended for Graduation Ceremonies)

With These Hands *** – Jan Nigro

Inspirational Songs with Religious Themes

(Appropriate for Most Religious Faiths)

Good-Bye Means "God Be With You ** – Jim Rule
Gratitude is an Attitude ** – Jim Rule
He Opens a Window ** – Jim Rule
Serve the Lord with Joy ** – Jim Rule

Character Education Songs * Transitions, State Changes, Energizers, and Classroom Management *

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A commitment to a positive learning experience is expressed in the unique design of curriculum, materials and educational methods that match the varied and changing learning styles of children in their developmental years:. Because of this philosophy, we offer the following unique benefits:

The aptitude and learning style assessment, Multi-phasic learning approach,
Customized combination of learning programs. Students may transition from the fun and synergy of a group exploration class (EMA) to the harder work of a private lesson by alternating between the two, taking 2 lessons of each during a month. When the child is ready, they may add to the number and length of the private lessons. This keeps it fun!

A Positive Experience is a Must!

The philosophy the underlines everything that we do here is based on the understanding that learning must be a positive experience for kids: it should be fun! In fact, research has consistently verified the fact that highly successful students in all fields have one basic thing in common: they have worked through three very different phases of learning:

Fun, warm positive: The "music-is-so-much-fun-I-want-more" phase. The first phase of learning must inspire the child with the possibilities of the art. This is best accomplished by a warm interaction with an instructor whose love for the children is as obvious as his or her love for the subject. In this environment, a child might respond to a music class, for example. by saying "I, LOVE music...but I think I forgot what a quarter note is..." This should be perfectly acceptable when children have truly been inspired about what they are doing. They will want desperately want to return to "do it again".

This first phase, in my opinion, is the most crucial phase of a student's development, and actually begins in the home environment, and often as many believe, even in the womb! A child's experience in the beginning will set the tone and course for their life attitude in the subject they study. It will determine how much energy they will release to move them through the next phase. Phase I usually lasts 1-3 years.

It is extremely rare (if even possible) to fully develop the innate gifting in child's life without first inspiring him. This helps him stay motivated enough to work through the second, more difficult phase of learning.

Technical Development: the "hard work" phase. Eventually (depending upon the age and abilities of the child), children who are progressing because they are enjoying the process will move into a phase of learning that requires more work and discipline. Although the basic techniques and approach must be taught in the first phase of learning, the second phase reinforces these issues and focuses on giving clearer understanding of the theory, and it must develop long term skills that are essential to a high level of excellence and achievement. This is the longest and most varied phase of learning, lasting anywhere between 5 and 15 years.

Interestingly enough, few children can be easily identified as high achievers until they have almost completed this phase of learning.

Presentation: The "passion-is-my-own-and-I-really-want-to-work-at-this" phase. The third and most advanced phase of learning requires a teacher of great technical skill who can readily communicate the finer points of the subject. In music for example, a student who can readily play any piano sonata must also understand the period of time in which it was written, the context of the music, and its original form in order to properly interpret and present it. It is in this phase that sensitivity to the art and the audience is refined. For a performing musician, it is preparation for the concert stage. For the potential teacher, it is the development of tools with which one can communicate the art he or she has long studied.

Although very few students actually reach the third phase of learning, a good teacher will always draw from the third phase processes even at the most elementary levels. This will allow even the youngest student to achieve a high degree of excellence long before their skill level warrants something as intimidating as Carnegie Hall.

Many parents assume that a child who has potential to achieve excellence must begin with a Phase III teacher. This, in my opinion, is very rarely the case, simply because no one teacher is capable to teach all three phases of learning. Those who are warm, exciting and patient with very small children are rarely those who have spent the years of serious study needed to be a Phase III teacher, for example.

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It is our desire to inspire children to learn in a way that allows their own natural "bents" and inclinations to surface. This desire has led us to develop an approach which can combine our copyrighted Early Music Awareness™* curriculum with private piano, instrumental or vocal instruction when children are determined to be ready.

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There are groups of artists, composers, educators and musicians who have joined together to help usher in a renaissance of the arts. We hail from many cultures and traditions, and we are united in our effort.

The purpose of the Positive Music Movement is the promotion, education, support and performance of inspired, heartfelt, beautiful and uplifting music. In April, 2004, the following manifesto was drawn up and approved by the members of the group.

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The Positive Music Manifesto

”Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast,
To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.”

We, the members of the Positive Music Movement, proclaim the emergence of a new artistic movement for the 21st Century based on the highest purpose of art and music, the expression of healing, upliftment, spirituality and love.

The benefits of music have long been recognized in therapy, and the ability that some music and songs have to bring about tears, laughter, and even grief has long been realized. A more complete knowledge of the effects that music can have on our lives has been little understood.

Ancient cultures knew about these effects, however. The Chinese knew that altering any single note of their five-note scale would cause a major change in the effect that music would have on society. Plato wrote about the effects that various scales produced. The musicians of ancient India recognized the effects of particular scales and music was composed with a specific emotional, mental or physical outcome in mind. In ancient Persia, scholars such as Farabi, Ormavi, Maraghi, Razi and Abu Ali Sina were well versed in the effect of music and its application in music therapy and discussed these topics in their writings.

The members of the Positive Music Movement believe that the time has arrived for a new direction in the evolution of music, a direction not associated with specific stylistic changes, as we have seen in movements in the past, but associated with the acceptance of what we have learned and appreciated from great art of all ages and cultures.

Great works of art have always come from a combination of talent/genius and spiritual development. In order for greatness to express itself in the 21st Century, the artificial confines of conformity to a particular style and to the concept of an avant garde must be removed. Then music and art will be free to be accepted for its ability to express that which all great art expresses instead of being measured by conformance to, or originality of, a particular style.

We live in a world that has become inter-connected by an amazing computer network through which we have access to information undreamed of in previous generations. Great artistic advances can be enabled using internet and computer technology. The old ways of creation and distribution of music and art are breaking down now as the greater technology of the Internet develops, providing a means for distribution that was never available in times past. The Internet provides the means for great music to be disseminated to any place in the world without overhead and distribution costs associated with traditional media.

Additionally, we recognize that during the previous century, a great deal of music of a negative nature was created in the popular, classical, and sacred genres and this music has managed to hold sway. But the trend toward discord, abnegation of melody, ugliness, and anger has reached its peak, we feel, and many people are now looking for some- thing more substantial, allowing voices, both new and ancient, to now be heard. The members of this movement do not support banning or con- demning this music, or music of any kind, nor will we act in opposition to any type of music. It is not by working against old artistic trends that new ones are created, but by introducing something so great and so powerful, that its very existence will attract peoples naturally.

We support bringing beautiful and heartfelt masterpieces of music to the concert halls and into people's homes and places of work. We support the distribution and performance of inspired works of music from cultures the world over, both current and past, both classical and popular. We support education to bring the knowledge of great music from all cultures and times to people of all ages, throughout the world.

We hold that as the highest purpose of art is given its rightful place, a
greatness in artistic expression will flourish.

Signed by the Members of the Positive Music Movement
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Don Robertson. Don Robertson is a composer and writer living in Nashville. He has composed over fifteen albums of instrumental music as well as an orchestral work, a half-dozen short choral works, a string quartet, and has written or co-written over a half-dozen books. He attended Julliard School of music among other schools and has studied with Ali Akbar Khan, Swapan Chaudhuri, and the late Morton Feldman. He began speaking and writing about positive music in 1968 and is currently writing a book on positive music, to be completed in 2005.

Website: www.risingworld.tv
Sound File: Romance from Keys

Richard Shulman. Richard Shulman is a composer, keyboardist, and recording artist who has since 1984 dedicated his music to the expression of love and the awakening of inner joy. A former student of Chuck Mangione and Marian McPartland at the Eastman School of Music, and Frank Foster at the University of Buffalo, Shulman uses his skills as a jazz, classical, and healing-music keyboardist to create music to assist groups and individuals in embodying their own spiritual essence. Richard tours doing solo and group concerts. His recent orchestral recording "Camelot Reawakened" is a new "program music" composition based on the fulfillment of dreams of the heart.

Website: www.richheartmusic.com
Sound File: First Movement from Camelot

Charles Berry. Charles Roland Berry is a composer born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1957. After formal composition study at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Mr. Berry studied privately with American symphonist, Paul Creston. An exchange of letters between Mr. Berry and John Cage was published in David Cop's New Directions in Music, 4th edition. In 2003, the Olympic Mountains Overture and the Quileute Overture were recorded by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, in Olomouc, Czech Republic. In 2004, the MSO will record Berry's Cello Concerto and Symphony No.3

The Nasehpoor Family --- Nasrollah Nasehpoor was born in 1940. He is a vocalist and a master of vocal radif repertoire of Persian art music. He and his three sons constitute the Nasehpoor Ensemble in Tehran/IRAN. Peyman Nasehpour, born in 1974, is the hand-drummer (tonbak, ghaval and daf). Pooyan Nassehpoor, born in 1975, is the santoor player and researcher of Old musicians and Old music of Persia. Parham Nassehpoor, born in 1976, is the Persian tar and kamancheh player.

Website: nasehpour.tripod.com/nasseh
Santoor and Tonbak Composition
Beth Anderson. Beth Anderson (M.F.A./M.A.) is a composer of new romantic music, text-sound works, and musical theater. Born in Kentucky, she studied primarily in California, but now resides in New York City where she produces Women's Work, a concert series for Greenwich House Arts, and the New York Women Composers, Inc.

Web sites: users.rcn.com/beand/index.html
www.beand.com

Nancy Bloomer Deussen. Nancy Bloomer Deussen is a prominent San Francisco Bay Area composer and co-founder of the Bay Area chapter of The National Association of Composers, USA. She has been a dedicated champion of more accessible contemporary music, a viewpoint amply demonstrated in all of her works. A composer who is well-loved by audiences, Bloomer Deussen has received numerous commissions. Her works encompass a wide spectrum of performers and include works for band, chorus, orchestra (full, string and chamber), many chamber music combinations, recorder consort, flute, clarinet and violin solo, piano solo, brass ensemble and solo voice and piano. She has received performances by numerous orchestras and has also had numerous performances by chamber ensembles, brass ensembles, bands and soloists across the country.

Web site: www.nancybloomerdeussen.com

Barbara Hero. Barbara Hero is an artist, composer, musician and mathematician who has devoted many years to the understanding of and applications of the secrets hidden within the wisdom of the ancient Lambdoma Matrix.

Web Site: www.lambdoma.com

Daveed Korup. Daveed Korup hails from Charlotte, NC and is a 45-year old percussionist/composer. His primary focus has been the music of North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. Since 1997 he has been the percussionist for the Eurasian folk ensemble, Turku. Most recently he has been writing for dance and children's groups.

Web sites: www.drumfest.com
www.turkumusic.com

Eliana Gilad. Eliana Gilad is the founder of Voices of Eden, and is an acknowledged international expert in the field of conscious use of voice. She performs, teaches and lectures for international conventions and events and lives in Israel. Voices of Eden is the conscious use of voice and rhythm as a natural healer, such was used in ancient times. It is used to release tension, improve sleep and relax the listener. Eastern percussion and rhythm ground the body, voice releases tension. The musicians of the Voices of Eden ensemble are Jewish, Arab and Christian. They are a living example of peace in the Middle East.

Web Site: www.voicesofeden.com

Kobi Hagoel, Kobi Hagoel is a musician and actor born in 1962 living in Israel. He composes world music, sings and plays Middle Eastern percussion, and is a researcher as well as teacher of different styles of Middle Eastern percussion.

Web Site: http://www.pentagramweb.com
www.kavhatefer.com

Sanjeeb Sircar - Sanjeeb is a 48-year old New Delhi-based sitar player, composer, and singer of Indian classical, Christian, and jazz-fusion music.

Web Site: www.sanjeebsircar.com

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Gunnar Madsen is a hoot...this guy must be a lot of fun at parties! Awhile back, he brought us his song Ants in My Pants, which we loved...but, just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, he's here again with Mozart and I'm Growing...both from this new album I'm Growing. It's smart, sophisticated, vocally-adventurous music for kids. It's simply impossible to groove with this stuff and complain about how lame kids music is in the same breath! You'll find Gunnar's music on the Artists M-N page.

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Mr. Steve (Steve Piperno) & Miss Katie (Katie Burtnick) hail from New Jersey...where he's a professional musician and she teaches music at an elementary school. From their new album, Are You Ready? Here We Go!, they've brought to us a paean to politeness, Please and Thank You. And it looks like they are practicing what they preach. It appears that Mr. Steve has asked Miss Katie to "please" become Mrs. Katie (or Mrs. Steve...or something like that!) in the near future. You'll find Steve & Katie's music on the Artists M-N page.

Maureen Conlin is an early childhood music entertainer/educator from Phoenix. She's a writier, lyricist and composer who is inspired by her young audiences. She encourages children through her music to create, explore, experience and have fun. She's the owner of Happy Notes Music and has recorded four CDs, is a monthly contributor to Kids Celebrate Magazine and provides workshops for early childhood educators. From her album, Nature Notes, she's sharing her song Ugly Buglies with us. You'll find Maureen's music on the Artists C-D page.

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Dan Zane, The Wiggles, Brady Rhymer, Gwendolyn and the goodtime gang" relate to what Corey Leland is doing!

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Corey Leland Children's songwriter musician highly rated. EMAIL COREY DIRECTLY at: corey@coreyleland.com Corey Leland is the innovator of the music for"The Insects Rock!" ... Songs you want your kids to hear... Songs kids want to hear! Song List: The Insect You've Collected, What Kind of kid are you? Why would i Wanna' Wear Diapers (When I could wear underpants), Communication consideration (It's Right to be Polite), You're Gonna Do Great Things, Rise and Shine, Some Reasons We Go to School are just a few of the fabulous children's tunes Corey Leland #1 Rated children's musician songwriter has compiled for kids! He has composed & produced a beautiful collection of songs for pre-school age 2 - 6 years old. Children and parents all over the world are responding with great enthusiasm. Corey Leland is a music scholar extraordinaire! Do you know someone with children? You must take a moment to listen to the links. Corey Leland is about to do some great things with children as the main focus. Children need him and he his message is coming through for adults as well as the kids ... the message is getting through. Good clean 60's/70's feel to his production and songs. Children respond with very well to Corey Leland's songs, and learn while they sing along. Take a look at Corey Leland and "The Insects Rocks" CD's.
Dan Zane, The Wiggles, Brady Rhymer, Gwendolyn and the goodtime gang" relate to what Corey Leland is doing!

“Corey Leland READ WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT COREY LELAND AND HIS CHILDREN's MUSIC SERIES ON CD!!!!!

I love the words and started singing along from the first time I heard this!
Reviewer: Edie, almost five from Cambridge England Mummy bought this for me, (she says something about how she hoped it would remind her of the Bugaloos, whatever they are!!?) and I really love singing to it!
The INSECT YOU COLLECTED is BRILLIANT!! Thanks, Edie, almost five, from Cambridge England So upbeat and easy to follow - catchy wording!!

Reviewer: Harriett Chermak My great-grandson is in the beginnings of the potty routine; he laughs and sings along. Age range is great to include his older sister, making it a family listening time. Good work Corey Leland - your talent for writing children's songs is remarkable.

Love This CD! Reviewer: Christiann and Dylan. I work as a nurse in an ER. One evening a 3 year-old boy, Dylan, came in requiring sutures to 3 fingers. It is no easy task keeping a child calm and distracted for a 45-minute procedure. I happened to have my copy of Insects Rock in my car (I sometimes listen on my way to work- very cheerful music). The CD played while we sutured little Dylan's fingers- and it worked wonderfully! He loved the songs and we talked about the different songs while the doctor put in his stitches. Dylan loved the CD so much I gave him my copy to take home. He was so excited about the CD, I think he forgot about the injury altogether!

Fun learning tool for children Reviewer: Dan Southard Finally, an artist who has found a way to educate children in manners as well as day to day life experiences with song. Catchy lyrics and music allow children to follow along and learn at the same time. A must have for all children.Entertainment with Great MessagesReviewer: ChristiI played this CD at a family picnic..the kids loved it and danced. Of course they giggled for "Why Would I Want to Wear Diapers." My favorite song is "The Insect You've Collected" My niece likes to sing along together in the car. The thing I loved most is when I was taking a walk with my niece and her friend- they stumbled upon a caterpillar. Her friend wanted to pick it up and take it home- but my niece says "No- he is happy here and if you take him he won't be able to find his Mommy and Daddy." It is nice to know that the songs on this CD are not only entertaining, but educating as well.

I Love this CD and I know all the words to the songs!Reviewer: Dylan JoscakThis is my favorite CD! I listen to it at home and with my headphones in the car. My favorite songs are: "The Insect You've collected" (my favorite insects to collect are ladybugs & snails), "Why would I wanna wear diapers" and "Some reasons we go to school". I know all the words and sing along with the music. Corey's songs Rock!Reviewer: JackieReferred by a friend, was so impressed I immediately ordered a copy for a friend in the midst of potty training(her child that is). My children love it, and I find myslef singing along and to myself...even at after the cd and my children are asleep for the night!WOW~!!!!!

Reviewer: Shannon HurleyThis is a funny, entertaining, and educational tool for children. Every song has a lesson, and Corey Leland has a gift for wrapping these lessons in catchy melodies that will stay in your head for days! All I can say is- "WOW!!!!"

Dan Zane, The Wiggles, Brady Rhymer, Gwendolyn and the goodtime gang" relate to what Corey Leland is doing!

This is a great CD for kids! Reviewer: Garret SwayneWhat an appealing little collection of songs! It's fun and friendly, but it also teaches critical lessons and values we all want our children to receive. Just look at the titles! What parent wouldn't want this for their kids?

I love it! I love it! - Elena, age 4 Reviewer: MarieSince I started playing this CD, my kids, 2 and 4, demand to hear the "new music". Their current favorite is "the Mr. Poop song", actually titled "Why would I wanna wear diapers (when I could wear underpants)" and my 4 year old giggles uncontrollably whenever she hears it and excitedly confided to her best friend about it. My 2 year old yells "Diaper song, diaper song!" I also really enjoy listening to all of the songs on this CD; it is a fabulous, educational and fun collection of energetic and positive songs about respect, self esteem, and other things you want your child to know.Greatest kids stuff I ever heard. puts education of manners in song

Reviewer: nikki think this cd's music is catchy for everyone especially children and the lyrics are perfectly put to make kids understand things in a fun way
If the Monkees, the Beatles and the Partridge Family had collaborated on a rock Reviewer: CD Baby If the Monkees, the Beatles and the Partridge Family had collaborated on a rock album for kids, you'd have a gem just like "The Insects Rock!."

With twelve tracks packed with sweet, poppy, jangly hooks and fun topics to keep kids singing along and learning, Corey Leland has filled a real need in the world of kid's music that parents will deeply appreciate. Not only are these quality songs from start to finish but with the universally appealing retro style, adults- especially those parents who distinctly recall the hits of the 60s and 70s- can enjoy and relate as well. It's a win-win situation and it's bound to become a top seller.

We all know how important it is for kids to grow up happy and well-adjusted...mentally, emotionally, etc..quick question- What's the best (most helpful, most entertaining) cd/album for kids ever written/recorded? If you haven't heard Corey Leland Presents The Insects Rock! Volumes 1 and 2, don't answer yet...:)

Look closely and you'll see something very special here.There is a consciousness behind these songs and the forthcoming television episodes that surround them that has not been seen...Corey Leland is a real artist. "Making New Friends" the anticipated follow-up to Vols 1 and 2...( essentially a debut double-album with both albums having been written and recorded in the same time frame) is an extremely impressive record, covering the pre-school market while satisfying the grown-up ear...this material is not slapped together in an afternoon...in fact it's not yet released because the tracks keep improving, look for it in May :)
I'm seeking the right investor to fund the making of the walk-around, live-action characters and the production of the dvd series/television show. Would you like to do something with a portion of your vast wealth that will endlessly benefit children and families? Let's meet, I'll play the new songs for you and pitch my show...Let's make it happen... Corey Leland is available for live performance, parties, events etc.

Blessings, Corey Leland characters and the production of the dvd series/television show. Would you like to do something with a portion of your vast wealth that will endlessly benefit children and families? Let's meet, I'll play the new songs for you and pitch my show...Let's make it happen... I am available for live performance, parties, etc...

Blessings, Corey Leland! Corey Leland ... The Insects Rocks! Songs you want your kids to hear..." Corey Leland has filled a real need in the world of kids music that parents will deeply appreciate" "If the Beatles, Monkees and Partridge Family collaborated on a rock album for kids you'd have a gem just like The Insects Rock!" Hear it now!! www.coreyleland.com Get yours today :) !!I compose music for children/families...have written a musical that will begin to tour the country later this year...I am known as the "Groovy Guru" and have a way in which we can be more united as the United States than ever before..like a "senior class project" for humanity 2006....I can present like no other before a way in which the "Religious Right" and the "Liberal Left" can learn to accept the essence of safety, healing, peace of mind, prosperity, love, etc...Together in common purpose and intention, for five-minutes at the top of each hour an open invitation to join together in this united intention just like relaxing together at the same beach, Republicans, Democrats, rich/poor... black/white to receive the "sunshine" This top of the hour prayer/meditation has been my practice for almost 15 years!

We need a kind of Spirituality in this country (we'll export later) that doesn't divide, I can tell you that after 9/11 people were calling me, Corey Leland, and saying "Corey, I'll bet people would be willing to do the top of the hour now" This is a program that costs no money and will be a great boost for morale we're called the United States, now we can be more united than ever before at the top of the hour...I'd be happy to give a very interesting, entertaining phone interview regarding this matter!! Love and Light, Corey Leland... Corey Leland creates and relates kids to The Insects Rock! Songs you want your kids to hear..."Hear it now!! http://www.coreyleland.com Get yours today :) !!!
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Dan Zane, The Wiggles, Brady Rhymer, Gwendolyn and the goodtime gang" relate to what Corey Leland is doing!




COREY LELAND PRIMO COMPOSITOR de NINOS y Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt y su nuevo bebé Shiloh; Nicole Kidman, adoptó los niños; Avellano de gemelos de Corey Leland PRIMO COMPOSITOR de NINOS y Julia Roberts y Hazel Y Phinnaeus; Britney Spears y su hijo Sean Preston; Gweneth Paltrow y su Manzana de niña, y nuevo hijo Moses gozan el escuchar Insectos de Corey Leland Mecen los 3 volúmenes de CD!


¡COREY LELAND BROMEA COMPOSITOR de NIÑOS de LEYENDA de MUSICA!

¡Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt y su nuevo bebé Shiloh; Nicole Kidman, adoptó los niños; Avellano de gemelos de Julia Roberts y Hazel Y Phinnaeus; Britney Spears y su hijo Sean Preston; Gweneth Paltrow y su Manzana de niña, y nuevo hijo Moses gozan el escuchar Insectos de Corey Leland Mecen los 3 volúmenes de CD!

¡EN el COREY PROPIAS PALABRAS ACERCA DE ES #1 valoró Compositor de Niños y más!

"Tengo muchos amigos de mami porque las canciones se escriben con la intención de hacer más tu vive mejor, más fácil. ..and para ayudar a sus niños crecen más feliz, más pacífico y equilibrado mentalmente, emocionalmente y Espiritualmente. ¿Yo a menudo pregunto a padres "Qué le hace la mayoría de las necesidades que su niño para oír en una canción? ¡Para que usted no tenga que obtener el contratiempo, y que usted puede teóricamente, pone un CD y tiene el asunto resuelto!" ¡Creo que el efecto cumulativo de oído de estas canciones pueden resolverse los asuntos antes ellos ocurren aún en una mente creciente! Compre y goce estos Volúmenes de Piedra de Insecto CD. ¡Soy cierto sus niños serán aún mejores para oyó estos mensajes presentados con tanta felicidad, el amor, la sabiduría y la diversión! ¡LOS INSECTOS MECEN! ¡Gracias para está vivo! Soy humillado y agradecido servir de esta manera. Es un privilegio y la alegría inesperados que contribuyen a la felicidad y el bienestar de tantos niños y familias. Me puso en Oprah por una hora y el mundo nunca seré lo mismo. ¡Las bendiciones!" Corey LelandHaga clic aquí para muestras de todo Leland de Corey las canciones originales de Insectos Mecen en el Volumen 3 en...
el http: //www.cdbaby.com/cd/coreyleland3
el http: //www.cdbaby.com/cd/coreyleland2
el http: //www.cdbaby.com/cd/coreyleland
Corey Leland ha llenado una necesidad en el mundo de la música de niños que padres apreciarán profundamente. Las canciones de la calidad de principio a fin, saltan para llegar a ser un best-seller.
LOS INSECTOS MECEN el VOLUMEN 1
1. El Insecto que Usted Ha Reunido
2. Qué Clase Del Niño Es Usted
3. Por qué Hace yo Pañales de Uso de Wanna (cuando podría llevar calzoncillos)
4. Comunicación, la Consideración (tiene razón para ser cortés)
5. Usted es Gonna Hace Gran Cosas
6. Levántate y espabila
7. Algunas Razones que Vamos a la escuela
8. Usted no Puede Parar Navidad De la Venida
9. Usted es UNA Parte Del Equipo
10. La mami no Le Obtendrá todo
11. No Moleste a Papá En El Teléfono
12. Somos UNA Familia Feliz
Oiga qué otros dicen acerca de Corey Leland Bromea Leyenda de Música... LOS INSECTOS MECEN el VOLUMEN 1
¡Adore Este CD! ¡El ENFERMERO del ESPACIO de la EMERGENCIA Christiann y un paciente que vinieron al espacio de la emergencia Dylan denominado!
Trabajo como un enfermero en una URGENCIAS. Una tarde un chico de 3 años de edad, Dylan, entró suturas que requieren a 3 dedos. No es tarea fácil que mantiene una calma de niño y distraído para un procedimiento de 45 minutos. Sucedí tener mi copia de Insectos Mece en mi coche (escucho a veces de camino al trabajo- la música muy alegre). ¡El CD jugó mientras suturamos poco dedos de Dylan- y trabajamos maravillosamente! El adoró las canciones y nosotros hablamos acerca de las canciones diferentes mientras el médico puso en sus puntadas. Dylan adoró el CD tanto yo le dí mi copia a tomar en casa. ¡El estaba tan entusiasmado acerca del CD, yo pienso que él se olvidó acerca de la herida enteramente!
¡"Las canciones inspiradores y animadas con lecciones valiosas!" Otra revisión acerca de Insectos de Corey Leland Mece en un viaje reciente de esquí de familia: Escuchamos Los Insectos Mecen Vol. 1 durante el viaje largo de coche a las montañas. Mi hija de seis años de edad no pararía pedir preguntar de oír "por qué Hace Quiero Llevar Pañales" repetidamente otra vez, pero mi hijo de nueve años de edad fue inspirado realmente por "Usted Es Gonna Hace Gran Cosas" en una manera especial. Un día en la montaña, él llegó a ser asustado por una sección escarpada del esquí corre. De algún modo, él encontró que el valor para esquiar lo. ..beautifully. ¡En el fondo de la colina, yo lo pregunté cómo él venció su temor, y él contestó, "acabo de cantar de mantener 'Usted Es Gonna Hace Gran Cosas' repetidamente, y yo lo hice!" El estaba tan orgulloso de él mismo, y yo estoy tan agradecido a Corey Leland para inspirar a mis niños con tales mensajes positivos de la vida. ¡Recomiendo sumamente que los 3 volúmenes de Los Insectos Mezan! ¡Ellos mecen realmente!
Si el Monkees, el Beatles y la Familia de Perdiz habían colaborado en un álbum de piedra para niños, usted tendría una gema como "Los Insectos Mecen" con 12 vestigios empacados con dulce, la amapola, ganchos tintineos y temas divertidos mantener los niños que cantan por y por aprender! Corey Leland ha llenado una necesidad verdadera en el mundo de la música del niño que padres apreciarán profundamente. No sólo sean estas canciones de la calidad de principio a fin pero con el estilo retro universalmente atrayente, los adultos- especialmente esos padres que recuerda claramente los golpes del 60s y 70s- puede gozar y poder relacionar también. Es una situación en que todos ganan y tiene que llegar a ser a un vendedor primero.
Corey Leland ha llenado una necesidad verdadera en el mundo de niños' la música que padres apreciarán profundamente. -- Bebé de CD
¡Por favor clic en el “mp3" las conexiones de canciones escogidas para oír algunas muestras corrientes de la audiofrecuencia de Corey Leland!
"Childrens Piedra-Apenas Educativo lo que el mercado busca estos días: El Director de Clint McBay de UN&R en TAXI (Los Mundos que Dirigen etiqueta Independiente de música) Escritura Sobresaliente en este lírico fresco, visual, orientado hacia la acción y motivador. Quiero cómo que diriga estilos de vida de niños (mirando la televisión). Es tal sujeto importante, también, con la obesidad de niñez en la subida, y en estilos de vida sedentarios algunos niños tienen con demasiado televisión y sintiéndose en demasiado la computadora. Gocé el escuchar este fresco, la diversión, los niños afinan. (Diario yo excercise) La canción se escribe hermosamente y vendible en childrens de hoy' el mercado. La calificación 10=best...Lyric general 10 Música 9 9 de la Comerciabilidad... ¡El gancho pegadizo y el lírico entero sostienen este tema. ..Fun, la melodía vibrante de piedra que hace usted quiere levantarse y bailar!
Corey Leland que Los Insectos Mecen el Volumen 2 MAS Canciones usted quiere que sus niños oigan
¡Ahora cheque fuera el volumen cuán fresco y agradable 2 y 3 son!!! ¡:)!!!! ¡Educativo, civilizando y la DIVERSION!!! ¡Corey Leland~ Insectos Mecen! ¡CDS dan su favorito bromea un headstart en la vida! ¡Gran familia que escucha tiempo o en los auriculares en el coche!!! Las marcas obsequios excelentes para fiestas de cumpleaños.
¡El volumen 3 en http: //www.cdbaby.com/cd/coreyleland3 representa una canción llamó "nos divertamos todos (en mi fiesta de cumpleaños) y muchos otro debe-havesongs para crecer por!!! ¡Vea por qué Insectos de Leland/El de Corey Mecen! están entre Los Angeles los cumpleaños/niños primeros las bandas pop!! http://www.coreyleland.com/ también http: //www.myspace.com/iloveinsectsrock
¡El lírico-libro repleto incluyó en 3 volúmenes! !!!! ¡Los Insectos Mecen! ¡Gracias para está vivo!!!
ULTIMO POR COMPOSITOR de NIÑOS de LEYENDA de MUSICA de NIÑOS COREY LELAND
¡Corey Leland que Los Insectos Mecen! El volumen 3 "Haciendo Nuevos a Amigos"
La Taponazo/Piedra de Sunshiny para la familia y amigos. ...It's tanto más que la música fantástica para niños. Una gran razón para una nueva T.V. muestra?. Los padres, los Maestros, los Directores, la Abuelita, el Abuelito, las Tías, los Tíos, los Amigos y los Vecinos ADORAN esta serie...
VESTIGIOS
1. ¡Hacer Nuevos a Amigos (los Insectos Mecen! El tema) 2. El sol, yo Realmente Le Adoro 3. Diario yoExcercise 4. Es Más Que una Manta a Mí 5. Divertámosnos Todos (en Mi fiesta de cumpleaños) 6. Usted es GonnaLo Obtiene (el Amor De Mí) 7. Soñó que Era una Semilla 8. Soy Gonna Come Mis Verduras 9. Soy Gonna se Es(cuando Crezco) 10. La Pasta de cacahuete y la Jalea Meten 11. Deberá Expresar Sus Sentimientos 12. Tenga unaActitud Buena 13. La posición Aquí Esperando (feliz Es un Arbol) 14. La vida Está Como una T.V. Exposición


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The Educator's Reference Desk - A catalog of educational resources and lesson plans for educators

Timesavers for Teachers - Classroom management forms, report card comments, practical teacher tools, worksheets and teacher resources

TrackStar - Collect Web sites, add annotations for your students, and you have interactive, online lessons

Udutu - A web-based tool which allows users to create highly interactive online courses

Yahoo! for Teachers - A place for educators to find, create, and share standards-based classroom materials

Collaboration/Social Networking

BabyMint - Save towards a child's college tuition or for other major life events without incurring out-of-pocket expenses

4shared - Upload, download and share music, books, video and more with 5 BG of free space

AnswerU - Helps college students connect with other students to seek information, advice and opinion

Blackboard Scholar - A social bookmarking service customized for education

CentralDesktop - Shared workspaces and Web conferencing that let you collaborate anytime

CollectivX - Social networking for groups of all types and sizes

Connotea - Free social reference management for researchers, clinicians and scientists

Eduforge - An open access environment designed for the sharing of ideas, research outcomes, open content and open source software for education

eHow - More than 100,000 articles that are professionally written with clear and concise directions on how to do things

Elgg - A free social networking site for education based on the open source Elgg social networking platform

eloops - Online calendar, data backup, project management, and social networking

ePals - Communicate with classrooms in 182 countries, and collaborate with teachers around the world

GroupLoop - Simple web-based software to organize your group

Groupvine - Groups made easy, fun and simple

Imagination Cubed - Collaborative drawing tool

Instructables - A community for sharing and learning tips and instructions

iPeer - Develop and deliver peer evaluations, review and release student comments, build rubrics and progress report forms online, etc

Jotspot - Create and share documents, spreadsheets, calendars and more

KnowledgeForge - A digital open knowledge community that provides the facilities and tools to create everything from textbooks to maps

MindMeister Basic - Hold online real-time brainstorming sessions with friends and colleagues

OneBigU - Earn money for answering questions posed by other users or donate that money to support a good cause

Qipit - Copy and share documents with your camera phone or digital camera

Sakai - An online collaboration and learning environment for education

Scribd - Upload your documents, share them with others and explore an expanding
library of documents submitted by others

Squidoo - A community where you can share your expertise and learn from others

Tapped In - Where teachers, librarians, administrators, university faculty, students, and researchers gather to learn, collaborate, share, and support

Thinkature - Free unlimited workspaces for real-time collaboration online

Tuggle - Catapult your organization's administration and communication methods

Versionate - Create, edit content and share documents with others

Wikiversity - Students and teachers are invited to join the project as collaborators in teaching, learning, and research

wis.dm - A social web application for college students and recent graduates, that enables members to promote, learn, share and engage

Wridea - Collaborative brainstorm sessions and a place to get your ideas organized

ZedZone - A powerful website for communication, sharing files, and/or collaboration for any community or group

Campus Explorer- Find the perfect school for you, search by feild of study, location or degree
Chegg - Buy or sell used college books
College Budget - A worksheet that will help you develop a printable college budget
CollegeBoard - SAT registration, college admissions, and scholarships
College-Cram - Interactive Flash learning modules that help students learn
College Degree - Find the best colleges that offer online courses and degrees
CollegeNET - A search engine that helps you find the ideal college
Comprehensive Degree Directory - A comprehensive directory of degree programs and prospective career information
College Student Finance Articles - A directory of articles and information on financial aid for students.
Education Search - Find schools by location, or area of interest
EdSoup - Stop searching for the right colleges… let them find you
ePrep - Provides students and parents with expert advice in Test Prep and College Planning
eStudentLoan - Compare student loans and apply online
iHaveThatBook - A social networking site where college students can sell, trade or buy books, chat, and socialize
NextStudent - Scholarship search engine with access to over 5.9 million individual awards
NoteMesh - College students in the same classes can share notes with each other
NSLDS - The National Student Loan Data System is the U.S. Department of Education's central database for student aid
Peterson's - Prepare for your test, find the right school, explore financial aid, advance your career
Sallie Mae - The nation's leading provider of student loans
Talbot's Student Planning - Listings of colleges, universities, as well as financial aid information
Upromise - Learn how to earn, save, and pay for college
Home Library
BookBump - An easy-to-use book manager
Douban - Catalog, rate and tag your books and music, discover new books
eLibPro - Manage your book collection in a nice and easy way
GuruLib - Catalog your books, DVDs, music CDs, games and software
lib.rario.us - A place to catalog your media collection, whether it be books, DVDs, CDs
LibraryThing - Catalog your books online and connect with people who read the same things
Shelfari - Create virtual shelves to show off your book collection
Kids/Young Adult
Ask Dr. Universe - Science questions and answers for kids of all ages
Ask for Kids - A fast, easy and kid-friendly way for kids to search online
Cackleberries - A safe place for kids to play educational games online
Creating Music - An online creative music environment for children of all ages
Discovery Kids - Videos, games and more for kids
DSOkids - The Dallas Symphony Orchestra's magical doorway to a world of musical fun and learning
e-Learning for Kids - Free and unlimited use of best-in-class courseware
GameGoo - Educational spelling and reading games
KidPad - A collaborative story authoring tool for children
KidsClick - A search tool for kids by librarians
Kids Health Galaxy - An interactive overview of what happens in a hospital
National Geographic Kids - Games, videos, photos, stories and more for kids
National Geographic Little Kids - Games, videos, photos, stories and more for younger children
Owl & Mouse - Educational maps, software, games and activities
PBS Kids Go - Fun games and challenges for children
PhotoSoup - Create word search puzzles with tag-photo pairs taken from Flickr
Play Music - Learn about symphonies and compose your own music
Scholastic - Helping children around the world read and learn
Sebran's ABC - Software that teaches letters, numbers, simple math, and rudiments of reading
SFSKIDS - A fun site for kids to learn about music from The San Franciso Symphony
Story Plant - Grow your own story from the story plant
Teen Ink - A monthly print magazine, website and book series all written by teens
The Young Writers Society - Community forums for young writers
Lectures/Speeches
American Rhetoric - Top 100 speeches of the 20th century by rank
EdTechTalk - A webcasting network of educators discussing educational technology
EduFeeds - A collection of RSS and Atom feeds from around the Higher Education community
Fora TV - An on demand multimedia portal delivering spoken words on global issues
Free Academic Podcasts - 145 podcasts for your educational pleasure
Free University Lectures - Computer science, mathematics, and physics lectures
Internet TV Search Engine - Search for webcasts and lectures online
iTunes U - College and universities provide educational content like lectures and interviews
Lecturefox - A collection of free university lectures on physics, mathematics and computer sciences
Lectures Archive - Lectures catalogued according to discipline, theoretician and topic
listeningtowords - Find, listen and discuss free lectures from around the Web
MIT World - A vast video archive of lectures
Scitalks - A very large collection of science lectures on video
Ted Talks - Talks from the Technology Entertainment Design conventions
University Channel - A collection of public affairs lectures, panels and events from academic institutions all over the world
WGBH Forum Network - Archived Webcasts of Free Public Lectures
World Lecture Hall - Free online course materials from around the world
Mathematics/Calculators
A Catalog of Mathematics Resources on WWW - An extensive list of resources, directories, newsgroups and software found on the Internet
Algebasics - Free algebra lessons
Algebra.help - Calculators, lessons and worksheets to assist students and teachers
AllMath - Math reference, flash cards, metric converter, games and more
Answer Checker - Free Program for TI-83 and TI-83+ calculators
Calculator - Calculate anything anywhere - online, pda, wap and cellphone calculators
Calcoolate - Calculator and conversion tool
Convertalot - Measurement converters and online calculators for all occasions
ConvertPlus - Online weights and measurement conversion tool
CuriousMath - Fun and fascinating math tricks and trivia
Earliest Known Uses of Some of the Words of Mathematics - Explains the first uses of various words used in mathematics
eTutor Graphing Calculator - Graph mathematical equations
Free Online Textbooks for College Level Mathematics and Physics - Textbooks, lecture notes, tutorials, and videos
GeoGebra - A dynamic mathematics software that joins geometry, algebra and calculus
GetSmarter - Free and interactive site to compare math & science achievement against students worldwide
Glossary of Mathematical Terms - An extensive resource
Google Calculator - Use Google to evaluate mathematical expressions
GridX - A small, simple mental math game
Inner Algebra - How to do algebra in your head
Instacalc - Fast and powerful calculation, unit conversion, analysis and charting tools
Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles - Nearly 800 Java applets for teachers, parents and students who seek engaging mathematics
Literal Math - A text editor with math notation and hypertext capabilities
Math.com - Resources, dictionaries, test prep and many more math learning tools
Math and Reading Help for Kids - Your guide to math, reading, homework help, tutoring and earning a high school diploma
Mathematics Tutorials and Problems (with applets) - Free mathematics tutorials to help you explore and gain deep understanding of math topics
MathSearch - Search a collection of over 200,000 documents on English-language mathematics and statistics servers across the Web
Mathwords - An interactive math dictionary
MathWorld - An extensive mathematics resource
Miscellaneous Mathematical Utilities - This page contains links to several javascript mathematical utilities
Nick's Mathematical Puzzles - More than 150 free math puzzles of varying difficulty
Numbernut - If you are looking for math information, this site is for you!
Online Conversion - Convert just about anything to anything else
Plus Magazine - Articles from the top mathematicians and science writers on topics as diverse as art, medicine, cosmology and sport
QuickMath - An automated service for answering common math problems over the Internet
Some Printable Paper Rulers - Disposable paper rulers
Spotter - Helps students check their answers to math and science questions
Table of Mathematical Symbols - From Wikipedia
Textbooks, Lecture Notes and Tutorials in Mathematics - A list of links to useful mathematical textbooks available for free on the Internet
Thinking Blocks - An interactive math tool designed to help students learn how to solve multistep word problems
The Math Forum - Online resource for improving math learning, teaching, and communication
TuxMathScrabble - A fun game like Scrabble but with numbers instead of letters
Memorization
BuildYourMemory - Offers tips and tricks to help you build memorization skills
Memorise.org - Free online memory training
Memory Master - Training course to help you improve your memory
Memory Techniques and Mnemonics - Articles to help you to improve the power of your memory
Study Guides and Strategies - Excellent study guides that are collaboratively maintained across institutional and national boundaries
The Memory Page - Dedicated to helping people improve their memory
Notes/Writing
100 Words - This is an exercise in disciplined creativity in which you must write exactly 100 words at a time
BibMe - A free bibliography maker that auto-fills
Carmen- Easy bibliography and research tools
CutePDF Writer - Create professional quality PDF documents
EasyBib - A free automatic bibliography composer
Essay Punch - An interactive writing tutorial
EverNote - Quickly create, capture and organize any type of note
Go2PDF - Convert any document into PDF format instantly
Google Docs & Spreadsheets - Create and import basic documents and spreadsheets
Google Notebook - Clip and collect information as you browse the web
Great Source iwrite - Everything educators, students, and parents need to make the writing process work
Helium - Write, read, rate and earn revenue
Lightning Bug - Helping you write a story from beginning to end
My Notes Tiddlywiki - A note-taking and organizational software
mynoteIT - Organize your school life
NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month
Notecentric - A web based note taking application
NoteTango - A free collaborative note sharing website for students
OttoBib - Free and easy automatic bibliography generation
Paradigm Online Writing Assitant - Resources, advice, articles, writing tools, free blog, forums and more
PocketMod - The ultimate note card
PrimoPDF - Convert to PDF from any application by simply 'printing' to the PrimoPDF printer
Protagonize - An interactive fiction and collaborative story writing community
Quizlet - an online tool for learning vocabulary
SnapBits - Securely store, search, sort and easily retrieve “Bits” of information
Study Stickies - Better understand and remember books (both printed and online), videos, podcasts, online documents, etc
SyncNotes - Synchronize your notes and access them online or with your mobile
WordCounter - Use this to see what words you overuse to keep from writing redundantly or repetitively
Word Count Tool - Free online tool to count the number of words - just copy and paste
Wordie - Lets you make lists of words and phrases that you like or hate
Word Spy - Devoted to lexpionage, the sleuthing of new words and phrases
Write Street - Ultimate tools and resources for great writers and artists
Writer's Resource Center - News, articles, information and opportunities for writers
Writers' Workshop Grammar Handbook - Basic grammatical rules concerning parts of speech, phrases, clauses, sentences etc.
Writing Career - Expert adivce on career training, education and changing careers aimed at writers
Writing.com - Create an online writing portfolio with numerous writing tools, email services, and the chance to meet and bond with fresh creative minds
Writing Fun - Using text organizers to help students with the writing process
yWriter - Free stroy writing software
Online Learning
University Curriculum- The curriculum was modeled on the undergraduate CS program at MIT
BBC Learning - Online learning, support and advice
Buddy School - Online tutors in all subjects, thousands of private teachers around the globe
Connexions - View and share educational material that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc.
Critical Thinking Web - Over 100 free online tutorials on critical thinking, logic, scientific reasoning, creativity, and other aspects of thinking skills
Curriki - Free user-created, open source curricula
E-Learning Community - A social online learning network
FlashcardExchange - The world's largest flashcard library
FREE - Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Free-Ed - Free education on the Internet - no books to buy or hidden fees
FunBrain - Fun games for your brain
Free Book Notes - A guide to free book notes, summaries, literature notes, and study guides for over 1600 books, plays, and poems
Games for the Brain - Play neverending quiz, memory & brain games to train your thinking
HippoCampus - Online multimedia and course materials that can help you with your homework and studies
Howtopedia - A collaborative platform for practical knowledge and simple technologies
Intaractives - strategies, content, and activities that can enhance and improve students' skills in a variety of curricular areas
Internet Archive - Universal access to human knowledge
ItrainOnline- A selection of the best and most relevant computer and Internet training resources for development and social change
Learning Objects Repository - Access a wealth of teaching and learning materials
OEDb - The Online Education Database is your guide to online colleges, continuing education, distance learning, and more
Qoolsqool - A free and open educational resource for educators, students, and self-learners around the world
ResourceShelf - Dedicated librarians and researchers share the results of their web searches for resources and information
Skillwise - Factsheets, worksheets, quizzes and games to help improve your skills
SoYouWanna - Teaches you how to do all the things nobody taught you in school
STARTDL Puzzles - more than 36 different educational puzzles including Anagrams, Word and Number Games, Trivia
The Learning Toolbox - Learning resources for parents, teachers and secondary students with learning disabilities and ADHD
Thinkfinity - Thousands of lesson plans, educational games and activities from Verizon
ThinkQuest - A world-renowned resource for educational sites and web-based lessons created for students, by students
Tutorom - Create your own courses, access thousands of lessons, share advertising revenues
typeonline - Online touch typing course for motivated individuals looking to develop keyboard skills
WebQuest - A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented lesson format in which most of the information comes from the web
Wisc - Free access to an online learning object repository
Open Source/OpenCourseWare
Directory of Open Access - Open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content
Free/Open Source Research Community - A research directory of papers on open source and free software
iberry - Free access to Higher Education resources and Open Courseware from colleges and universities around the world
JHSPHOpenCourseWare - The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's OpenCourseWare project
K12OS.org - News, links, resources and discussion to help promote the use of open source software in schools
MERLOT - Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (Creative Commons)
MIT's OpenCourseWare - A free and open educational resource for educators, students, and self-learners around the world
OER Commons - A teaching and learning network of shared materials, from K-12 through college, from algebra to zoology, open to everyone
OpenCourseWare Consortium - Universities working together to advance education and empower people worldwide
OpenCourseWare Finder - Search through a collection of open educational materials
Open Learning Initiative - A collection of openly available and free online courses and course materials that enact instruction for an entire course
OpenLearn LearningSpace - Free and open educational resources for learners and educators around the world
Open Source Education Foundation - Enhancing K-12 education using technologies and concepts of the Open Source and Free Software movement
Open Source Initiative - A non-profit corporation formed to educate about and advocate for the benefits of open source
Open Source Living - An archive of Open Source software, applications and references
Notre Dame OpenCourseWare - Open access to the materials used in a variety of courses
Tufts OpenCourseWare - Tufts' initial course offerings demonstrate the University's strength in the life sciences
UCIrvine OpenCourseWare - University-level educational materials, including syllabi, lecture notes, assignments and exams
Utah State OpenCourseWare - A collection of educational material used in USU's formal campus courses

Free from Educationtakeaway.com a list of the first 45 high frequency words to teach your toddler - click here

Kindersay.com a website dedicated to pre-school leaning with online flashcards, with the option of uploading your own to reflect your family and life!

ABC order - from Learningplanet.com

Alphabet lessons - entertaining ways to learn

Alphabetville.co.uk - learn the alphabet with the animals of Alphabetville

Art Attack - arty project for older kids

BBC Online - learn with your favourite BBC characters

Bennysmart - games, stories, computer fun and sing alongs

Chateau Meddybemps - quality time for you and your child

Counting Chickens - from Learningplanet.com

Fisher Price - games to play with your toddler and on line fun too

Fun School - on line games for kids of all ages - an American site

Giraffian - simple early learning tools for letter, numbers, shapes and colours

Have Fun With Spot - simple concentration & thinking games

Kevin's Playroom - for kids by kids-caters for all age groups - excellent

Kids Com - for older kids but lots of fun

Kids Com Junior - all the fun of Kids Com but for smaller kids

Kidz Page - colouring pages to print out, online activities and down loadable bits
and pieces

Ladybird.co.uk - enchanting, colourful site for early learners

Lego - a nice selection of on line games which will help teach key board and mouse skills

Mr Elephant's Memory Game - from LearningPlanet.com

Number Train - from Learningplanet.com

Playmobil - games that will help you toddlers with their mouse skills ... little
ones may need a bit of help

Poisson Rouge - delightful site - you must just play and click - probably more fun for grown-ups

Preschool Rainbow - fun activities to do together

Story Place - Pre School - an American site with a variety of on line activities

The Hoobs - activities for tiddlypeeps!

Thomas The Tank Engine - fun on line activities plus screen savers and ecards

Topmarks.co.uk - learning through play

Under5's.co.uk - everything for and about pre-school education

Words and Pictures - BBC supporting the literacy hour

Early Learning
Abc's, 123's Shapes and Colours

This page is dedicated to early learning fun games. Introduce your toddler to the delights of abc,123, shapes and colours.

Older children, 4 and 5 year olds, will also love showing off their acquired skills, and will play the games over and over and over again!

Free from Educationtakeaway.com a list of the first 45 high frequency words to teach your toddler - click here

KIDS FREE FUN SITES

Boredom Busters For Kids
Colouring Pages, Coloring Pictures, Online Painting
Favourite Characters
Childrens Free Fun Sites
Poems, Rhymes, Action Songs
Early & Pre-school Learning
Kids Activities - Online & Offline
Kids TV
Family Films
BEDDING, CURTAINS & ACCESSORIES
BEDROOM ACCESSORIES
CHILDRENS BEDS
KIDS BIRTHDAY PARTIES
CHILDREN'S CLOTHES
FAMILY HOLIDAYS
FAMILY DAYS OUT
FURNITURE - CHILDRENS
FURNITURE - NURSERY
TOYS
TOYS-OUTDOOR PLAY
PARENTS INFORMATION

Disney Cars Room Make Over Kit

Disney Fairies Room Make Over Kit

Disney Princesses Room Make Over Kit

Winnie The Pooh Room Make Over Kit

Jungle Safari Giant Stickers

Undersea Adventure Jumbo Wall Stickers

Disney Cars Stikarounds

Disney Fairies Stikarounds

A Beginners Guide to Music Lessons - This web page is a great guide for anyone starting music lessons. These are practical tips that we have discovered after years
of teaching music.

About Music for Teens - An online source for news, gosip, interviews, reviews, and free downloads specifically for teens.

BSO Kids - Site presents interactive games, an introduction to instruments, and kids can meet the musicians.

Boopadoo - Music resources for young children. Contains free downloads, reviews, search engine, articles and awards.

Children's Music - Articles by Jennifer T. Stack and links to related sites.

Children's Music Web - Nonprofit organization offering music education links for teachers and parents.

Choosing a musical instrument for your child - An article about this topic by
Christine Reed.

Dallas Symphony for Kids - Games, music, classroom activities, and information about going to the symphony.

DataDragon: Music Education - Provides tutorials and guides, on musical styles, music history, and instruments, with audio examples.

Free Childrens Music - Completely free and totally legal MP3 downloads (previews with a broadband connection) from a variety of kids music artists. All in one place.

Genre-specific to children.

From the Top - A radio show that features outstanding young classical musicians ages five to nineteen.

Gallinamusic.com - Home of composers Michael and Jill Gallina. View scores and listen to educational music, musical theatre, vocal music, choir music, multicultural music, and partner songs.

Googols to Learn with Music - An article about learning through music: Songs that teach are a natural and fun way to learn for children.

Guitar Tips For Kids - Providing Online Guitar Lessons For Children. Welcome to the wonderful world of "Guitar Tips For Kids." A state of the art 'child safe' Guitar learning web site available to all children around the world. Offering a FREE weekly

Newsletter as well as 2 AMAZING Guitar Courses - both JAM packed with tonnes of digital images & interactive play along audio tracks. We guarantee your child will be slamming on their Guitar like a millionaire rock star in just a few simple weeks. Don't miss out... come & join the FUN today!!

Harmony Road - Description of this group music lesson program. Schools available throughout US, Perth -Australia, Amsterdam - the Netherlands and Macclesfield, UK.

Home Music Schooling - Offering a home schooling curriculum along with elementary lesson material and resources.

Joyful Note Music Education Fondation - It uses a brain-based approach to learning using music, movement, and play. Our approach can help develop attention, musicality, social development, and intellectual development.

Kids Music Web - Informative guide to kids music on the web.

Kindermusik International, Inc. - Publishes curricula and licenses schools in more than 30 countries to teach music and movement to children from infants to age 7.

Founded in Germany, now based in North Carolina. History, instrument and publication sales, school locator.

Learn to Make Musical Instruments for Children - An article about this topic by
Beatrice Sheftel.

Learning with Googol Power - Educational Music - site also has free online music videos, worksheets, educational games and articles. GOOGOLS OF FUN!

MSO Kids - Site from the Memphis Symphony introduces kids to instruments, composers, and musicians.

Makin' Music - Arkansas company offering home school music instruction and workshops for early childhood music teachers at Arkansas Tech.

Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Nursery Rhymes of All Nations - Large collection of children's songs and nursery rymes from around the world in English and in their native language. Includes sound files.

Melody Factory - Great ideas for music kids, parents and teachers! Find out about the new practice craze that's sweeping the nation, listen to instruments, play music games, print motivation certificates and read useful articles by music professionals.

Metamorphosis in Music - Designed for parents, teachers, and caregivers who want to give young children a developmentally appropriate foundation in music.

Music Notes: An Interactive Online Musical Experience - A fun, educational guide for children to music theory, history, instruments, and composers. Features quizs, forums, and sounds.

Music Together - Early childhood music program stressing adult involvement in mixed-age classes involving singing, moving, chanting, listening, and exploring musical instruments, founded in 1987. Locator, history, articles.

Music at Nickjr.com Radio - Streaming station features classic childrens sing along songs.

Music for Young Children - Instruction in keyboard, singing, solfege, rhythm, ear
training, sight reading, theory, history, and composing for children to age 11 at schools in North America, Asia and Oceania. Teacher list.

Musically Inclined - Explores music theory, history, and composers. Features interactive games, forums, and sounds.

Musikgarten - Offers training for early childhood music teachers in North America and Asia. Studios, instruments, classroom materials, and workshops.
New York Philharmonic KidZone - Symphony site introduces kids to instruments, composers, and musicians.

Nursery Rhymes - The lyrics and audio for several nursery rymes.
On Air Concert - Kids can listen to music by other young musicians or send in their own composisions.

Opera for the Young - Engages and educates children about opera with professional, school-based performances, involving students in performance and production.

Available throughout US although specializing in Midwest area.

Play Music.org - Provides information for kids about instruments, composers, and musicians. Kids can play several interactive musical games.

Pratt's Educational Resources: Children's Music - Features childrens songs, lesson plans, musical instrument crafts, activities and related links.

Ritmìa - Description of this music education and appreciation method for children of three to ten years old. Also information about the author and her other publications.

San Francisco Symphony Kids' Site - Kids can learn about instruments of the orchestra, musicians, and composers.

Sing To Learn Educational Children's Music - The home of educational songs for kids by songwriter and music educator Obie Leff. Sing To Learn features a variety of reading, writing, and phonics songs for kindergarten and early primary grades. Math

CDs include Skip Counting, Multiplication, and basic geometry and shapes.

So This Is Opera - Michigan-based lyric soprano and music educator Yvette Lewis performs program introducing children to opera in schools. Testimonials and press, artist-in-residence program, links.

Storytime Songs - This site contains free ideas and activities for parents and teachers on ways to share music with children. There are also instructions on making homemade musical instruments and CDs of original storytime songs.

The Childrens Music Portal - Childrens music portal, featuring information, resources, article, links, and music for artists, educators, parents and children

The Music Room - Introduces children to music theory and history in a fun, entertaining way.

The Musical Brain - Explains the brain's reaction to music in terms suitable for both children and scholars. Brightly colored illustrations, bibliography.

Special Music by Special People Greatest Hits CD

The latest release from Special Music by Special People features the best of our three previous releases, plus four exciting new tracks including our latest hit "What You Really Want in Life". Special Music by Special People allows children and adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to record, compose, and perform their own music. Through this process skills such as verbal, mnemonic, musical, and social are nurtured in an atmosphere emphasizing self-esteem, teamwork, accomplishment, and fun.

Childrens/Various styles/Educational

itunes and many others and at www.specialmusic.org for mail order
Available from: http://cdbaby.com/cd/smsp2
Legal free download.
Only available online.
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Kids Songs Around the World House of Nursery Rhymes Mama Lisa's World Blog

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View This Site In ● English ● French ● Spanish

Children's Songs and Nursery Rhymes

Welcome to Mama Lisa's World, home of the internet's largest collection of childrens songs and nursery rhymes from around the world. Whatever the culture a child belongs to, whatever the flag he or she lives under, this is the place to find the lyrics to kids songs, in English and in the original languages! Some songs include MP3's and Midi music.

Images of the continents above to navigate to the country you're interested in, or click Countries A to Z for an alphabetical list of featured countries. New contributions of songs and recordings are always encouraged!

MAMA LISA'S BLOG
Conversations about the languages and cultures of the world,
especially the traditions and songs of children.

Here are excerpts from the latest posts. Click to read more.

Does Anyone Know Any Mothers Day songs or poems in Romanian?

Cristina Lusca emailed me today: Can you help me find some Mothers Day songs or poems in Romanian? Preferably religious? I need it as soon as possible! If anyone knows of any Romanian Mother’s Day songs or poems, please comment below or email me. Thanks! Lisa

Mother’s Day in Mexico with a Spanish Song

Mother’s Day in Mexico is called Día de las Madres in Spanish. It’s held on May 10th every year. The evening of the 9th is also important. Grown children are expected to spend the evening before Mother’s Day with their Moms too. Many Mexican mothers wake up to their children singing Las Mañanitas [...]

Only One Mother – A Poem

I know lots of people are looking for poems for Mother’s Day, so I’ve been on a search to post as many as I can find. Here’s a sweet one by George Cooper (1838-1927) called Only One Mother. Some people use just the second verse… Only One Mother Hundreds of stars in the pretty sky, Hundreds [...]

A Mother’s Day Poem That Kids Recite in France

Soon it’ll be Mothers’ Day in France. This year it’s on May 25th. Usually teachers have their students learn a poem. One they often select is by Pierre Gamarra and is called Je te souhaite – I Wish You… You can click on the link above to read the French version. Monique [...]

05/04/2008 09:00 PM

Looking for Specific Translation to Tum balalaika

Tum balalaika is a Yiddish folk song. John Ringo wrote me that he was looking for help finding a version from his childhood that’s different than the one we have posted (click the link for our version). Here’s what he wrote… I was actually looking for a set of lyrics to this I remember [...]

05/04/2008 04:42 PM

“My Mother” a Victorian Poem

In many countries around the world, Mother’s Day is in May. Below is a quaint poem I found called “My Mother”. It was written by Ann Taylor (1783 –1866). She’s the sister of Jane Taylor, the author of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Ann and Jane published books of rhymes and poems together. The illustrations [...]

Can Anyone Help with a Translation of the Song “Aweneh Makole”?

Susan Arnold wrote to me with a question about a song: I am looking for an accurate translation of the song “Aweneh Makole”. The only thing I know about the song is that it is call and response. I’ve known it for ages and it’s used quite a lot in schools here in the [...]

May Holidays in France

Monique Palomares of Mama Lisa’s World en français (our site devoted to children’s songs around the world with their French translations) sent me this short post about public holidays in France in May… It’s too bad for French people this year! Usually, May 1st and Ascension Day are separate public holidays, but this year Ascension Day!

Does Anyone Know a Dutch Children’s Song the Title of which Sounds like “Saitcha Fara”?

Elyse wrote: Does anyone know anything about an old Dutch children’s song about girls and boys picking flowers, drinking tea and sweet milk with honey, giving chickens water, and the clock striking ten? My grandmother sang it to me years ago. The title sounds like “Saitcha Fara” though no such Dutch words with those [...]

Can Anyone Give Info about a Song about a Mother Bathing Her Baby and the Baby Goes Down the Drainpipe?

Bettina wrote to me asking about a song: 20 years ago I was in Sale, Manchester as an Au Pair. Lorraine, the Mom in “my” family sometimes sang this song to her two boys Zac and Jake when they had their bath. I have never seen or heard it since then. Can anyone tell me something!

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Scientific research on the neurological and developmental effects of music has fascinated educators and parents with the possibility of children's learning enhancement. Compared to the long history of research on language, our scientific understanding of music is new. Fortunately for parents, enriching our children's lives with music can be easily and pleasantly accomplished. From soft music in the nursery to musical toys and dance lessons, encouraging music involvement in a fun way strengthens children's educational, physical, and emotional development.

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Dee Dickinson at New Horizons for Learning has written a fascinating article about the importance of music education. New Horizons contains a wealth of additional reading on brain research and educational innovation.

Muzine is a Webzine for families who are interested in music. They have an interesting series on Music and the Home Computer.

The most complete Web resource on the topic of the Mozart Effect may be found at Parenting Central from the Suzuki Music Academy.

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Generally teachers begin this group time with a specific topic for discussion. It may be a topic related to a project the class is working on, or it may focus on a specific skill. For example, in the beginning of the year, the teacher may play games to help the children learn the names of each of their classmates. Students may also use the time for "show and tell." Teachers often also include music appreciation, group sings, and creative movement during circle time.

Some teachers hold circle time first thing in the morning as a way of organizing the class and the morning activities.

What's Learned These "chats" are an opportunity for the youngsters to learn how to organize their thoughts. As they talk about their experiences, children learn how to tell a story with a beginning, middle,and end. When a child learns the words to "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" or "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly," this is an important part of a child's informal education. This is "shared knowledge"--that is information that society assumes you know. For example, other children assume you know the words to familiar folk songs.

Music Appreciation/Creative Movement

Children enjoy both listening to music and making their own. Whether it's a group sing-along, marching in a percussion band, playing a triangle, or making up new lyrics to old favorite tunes, music is the universal language. Creative movement, learning to move your body through space, in time to the music or while pretending to be a falling leaf, is a creative way to tap into a child's imagination and artistic side.

What's Learned Music helps children connect the outer world of movement and sound with the inner world of feelings and observations. Playing games or moving to music is a powerful first experience in theartistic process. Children learn music the same way they learn language--by listening and imitating.

Finger play promotes language development, fine-motor skills, and coordination, as well as self-esteem. Young children are proud when they sing a song and can do the accompanying finger movements.

Listening to music also teaches important prereading skills. As youngsters use small drums or other percussion instruments (homemade or store-bought), they can play the rhythmic pattern of words. They can learn to hear the differences between fast and slow, loud and soft, one at a time and together, etc. When they try new instruments, they notice how each variation changes the music.

Creative movement expands a child's imagination. It's also a fun method of physical fitness--an important goal of child development.

Art Projects

Some art projects are part of a theme that the class is studying. For example, as part of the seasons' curriculum, the children might gather pine cones, leaves, and acorns during a fall nature walk. They will later use them in art projects, such as to make leaf rubbings, to assemble in collages, or to use as decorations for picture frames.

A good art corner will be stocked with materials that can be used in a variety of ways for projects. There should also be easels for painting individually (although sometimes two children will work at the same easel to create a painting together).

What's Learned A good art project teaches a child that his creativity is limited only by his own imagination. By transforming everyday objects, such as empty paper towel rolls and egg cartons into sculptures, imaginary bugs, or spyglasses, a child discovers that he can create a world of play.

Using materials in an art project reinforces and expands on the information a child has already learned in other contexts. For example, let's assume that the art project of the day is to make rubbings of leaves collected during a nature walk the day before. If from a pile on the table, the child selects a dry leaf that crumbles easily, the youngster learns, in a concrete way, about life cycles in nature. Through trial and error, just like the scientist in a lab, the student might find that green leaves or shiny leaves hold up better for this art project.

Another art project might have the youngsters create a fall mural by pasting leaves, pine cones, and acorns on a large roll of paper. They might organize the project by sorting and classifying the leaves, by color, shape, and size. These are prereading and premath skills--as well as fun. In this same project, the group also learns social skills such as cooperative and group dynamics. Do the three-year-olds know this as they happily create a fall mural--probably not, but their teachers certainly do.

Art projects are also excellent for developing a child's fine-motor skills. It takes small-muscle control in order to manipulate clay, cut with scissors, paint with a brush, and color with markers or crayons. As these skills are practiced, they help a child gain mastery to cut with a knife, button his own shirt, and print his name.

Art projects build a child's self-esteem. The finished product, on display on the refrigerator, validates a child's sense of worth. It's another opportunity for a child to say "I can do it!"

The process, not the product, is the most important element of preschool art projects.

Outdoor Play

Running, swinging, climbing, jumping, hopping, biking, digging in the sand--outdoor fun is one of the favorite parts of any young child's day. A good preschool playground will have enough space and sturdy equipment that a child can use his imagination while exercising. For example, the jungle gym structure might have connecting slides, firefighter poles to shimmy down and then inch up, tunnels to crawl through, a swinging bridge that connects one side of the apparatus to the other. A child will use multiple skills and create dozens of scenarios as he plays on this one structure. There should be equipment for digging, hauling, building, and riding.

What's Learned Outdoor play refines a child's gross-motor (large-muscle) skills. The cross-lateral movement (right arm/left leg and vice versa) involved is critical to a child's later success in reading and writing. Playground time is also an opportunity to explore and manipulate a different environment.

Youngsters also love outdoor play because they can let loose their imaginations while getting physical. They can turn the jungle gym into a rocket ship, a castle, a firehouse--anything they choose.

Cooking

Children enjoy cooking. Sometimes they like the product, but even if they don't, they always appreciate the process. It's fun to do something that is a grown-up activity--and discover that kids can do it too!

Preschools often tie cooking projects to other themes the class is working on. For example, in the fall, a class may take a pumpkin and use it in a variety of ways. For a large pumpkin, the class may first decorate it with markers and use the pumpkin as a centerpiece on the classroom table. Later, the teacher will cut open the pumpkin and the students can estimate how many seeds are in the pumpkin. Later the class can count the seeds and compare the total to the estimates. The class can also roast the pumpkin seeds for snack, and finally bake pumpkin bread.

What's Learned Since cooking is a basic life skill, it fosters a child's sense of competence and independence when he can do it. Math skills are also an important part of the process as the cook needs to count and measure the ingredients. Cooking also refines small-motor skills as a child stirs, dices, and adds ingredients. It also teaches about nutrition-foods that are good for you and help you grow.

A child also discovers how things change if you alter the environment: liquid batter becomes a cake when baked; juice cups become popsicles when frozen. Cooking also helps a child's reasoning ability. He learns cause and effect. "If I don't put the juice cups in the freezer, they won't become popsicles."

Snack Time

What do you remember as the highlight of your own school day--lunch time and recess? It's not all that different for preschoolers.

Snack time is an important part of the preschool experience. Whether the food is provided by the school, or on a rotating basis by the parents, or cooked by the students themselves, snack time--just like mealtime in your own home--is an opportunity to "break bread," share, and communicate. The snack is usually simple, crackers or a piece of fruit and juice.

Snack time can also be an opportunity for children to try new foods. One little boy brought in the usual graham crackers and apple juice for the class snack, but also brought in his personal favorite green olives. Surprisingly, several of the children were willing to taste the new delicacy!

What's Learned Snack time is an opportunity for a child to learn social skills as she chats with her friend in the seat next to her. Passing out the snack and distributing a napkin and cup to each child teaches one-to-one correspondence and counting skills. Pouring the juice from a small pitcher to an individual cup requires small-motor control. Cleanup time after snack is another educational opportunity. Again, a child's sense of competence and independence are reinforced. Snack time is also an opportunity for a child toassociate mealtime with pleasant feelings.

Free-Play Activities

Free play sounds vague, but is very much a planned activity. The child has the freedom to choose among many different activities, but the teacher has created the classroom environment and arranged the choices the child will find. Free play is not time off for the teacher. On the contrary, she should be paying close attention to the children, interacting with them, offering guidance and help where necessary, noting progress and difficulties.

Here are some of the activities that a child may choose during the free-play period.

Building with Blocks

There's so much going on in the block corner that it's easy to understand why it is often the most popular area in the preschool classroom. It can also become the focus of incredible territorial struggles. Sometimes groups of children begin to act as if they own the space. Often boys dominate the area, making it difficult for girls (or boys who aren't members of the block clique) to enter. One study suggests that if a teacher positions herselfin the block corner for part of the day, girls are more likely to enter and use the area.

Building with blocks is lots of fun--and it teaches many skills that children will use later. One study indicates that many of the concepts learned from block building are the foundation for more advanced science comprehension. For example, a child learns about gravity, stability, weight, balance, and systems from building with blocks. Through trial and error, she learns inductive thinking, discovery, the properties of matter, and the interaction of forces. One researcher suggested that one reason you see fewer girls inadvanced placement physics classes in high school is because they are excluded (intentionally or unintentionally) from many of the "play" activities that build scientific framework.

What's Learned Blocks help children learn scientific, mathematical, art, social studies, and language concepts; use small-motor skills; and foster competence and self-esteem. Building with blocks also teaches life skills. Just putting away your groceries in the cupboard is using the same concepts of spatial relations, stability, and balance that you learned in the block corner.

Besides the scientific concepts discussed in the previous paragraph, blocks also are important in developing math skills. A child learns about depth, width, height, length, measurement, volume, area, classification, shape, symmetry, mapping, equality (same as), and inequality (more than, less than)--all from building with blocks.

Building with blocks also teaches art concepts such as patterns, symmetry, and balance. A child learns about symbolic representation, interdependence of people, mapping, grids, patterns, people and their work. A child gains prereading skills such as shape recognition, differentiation of shapes, size relations. Language is enhanced as children talk about how to build, what they built, what is its function or ask questions about concepts or directions. And dramatic play is also a part of block building as children create stories to go along with their constructions.

Finally, building with blocks fosters a feeling of competence, teaches cooperation and respect for the work of others, encourages autonomy and initiative.

It's not just building with blocks that is educational--so is cleanup. Sorting and storing blocks teaches classification and one-to-one correspondence, which are important math skills.

Dramatic Play

The housekeeping/dress-up corner should be stocked with play items and props that encourage young children to play make-believe. Look for pots and pans, stuffed animals, dolls (soft, unbreakable, washable, and multiethnic), toy telephones, hats, purses and tote bags, unbreakable tea sets, doll beds and carriages.

What's Learned Playing make-believe lets a child bring the complicated grown-up world down to size. Research demonstrates that children who are active in pretend play are usually more joyful and cooperative, more willing to share and take turns, and have larger vocabularies than children who are less imaginative.

Imaginative play helps youngsters to concentrate, to be attentive, and to use self-control. Think about how a child develops a game of supermarket. He must first set up the counter, put out the pretend cans of food, invite friends to shop, use the "cash register," and bag the groceries. All of these actions help a child to learn about sequential acts. He also has a story or script in mind that helps him to perform each of these steps in a logical and orderly way.

When children pretend they also learn to be flexible, substituting objects for those they do not have. For example, a child will use an empty paper towel roll for a telescope.

Through imaginative play, children learn empathy for others. Children will often act out a whole range of emotions when playing pretend, offering sympathy for a stuffed "doggie" that is hurt or for a doll that fell off a chair. We watch them scold a puppet for being naughty or tell a doll how proud they are because she used the potty.

Dramatic play encourages children to think abstractly, which is an important prereading skill. Children come to understand that words represent ideas.

Manipulative Toys

Children enjoy playing with a variety of toys that helps develop their fine-motor control. These toys include Legos, Bristle Blocks, Play-Doh, Peg-Boards, large beads to thread, and stacking and nesting materials.

What's Learned Manipulative toys help develop a child's fine-motor skills, which is a precursor to being able to write. Often these toys are also used in fantasy play. The beads that are strung become the necklace forthe "queen" to wear. The Play-Doh creations include cookies for the impromptu "tea party."

Cooperative Play

During the preschool day, you should see children who are playing by themselves, but you should also see cooperative play, small groups or even the class as a whole working on a project. The amount of cooperative play increases as the children grow older. Some of this play may be child initiated, and some may be teacher directed.

What's Learned Working together, whether it's on a block building or planning a tea party, helps children to learn to respect the ideas of others. They develop their social skills, and social competence is an underlying goal of early childhood education. Children in cooperative play learn to contribute to joint efforts. They also learn how to problem solve by working together to find a solution.

Sand/Water Table

Sometimes the rubber basin is filled with sand (some schools use rice or grits, which are less likely to get into a preschooler's eyes), and it's almost an indoor mini-playground. Even children who don't ordinarily dig in the sand at the beach will find it fun to measure, sift, and pour the sand from one container to another. When it's filled with water, the basin becomes a doll bathtub or a sink for toy china.

What's Learned A child has a practical math lesson in fractions when she pours a cup full of sand into a two-cup container. It explains the concept faster and more clearly than a detailed discussion or drawing. Her fine-motor skills are also being developed as she washes a tea set or maneuvers a cup full of sand into a sifter. Her eye-hand coordination is helped.

As anyone who has sat on a beach knows, sand and water play is soothing. It encourages children to explore and learn about cause and effect. (For example, what happens if I put a sponge in the water? What happens if I then squeeze the sponge?).

There is no right or wrong way to play with sand and water (except to throw it out of the basin), so each child experiences success.

Puzzles

The classroom should have puzzles that vary in complexity, five-piece puzzles, as well as 12-piece puzzles, and puzzles made of different materials. You should also find puzzles that interlock and those that have individual slots for pieces (for example, a five-piece puzzle of five individual animals).

What's Learned Puzzles require abstract thinking: the ability to see a space and envision what belongs there. Puzzles also require fine-motor control in order to place the pieces into place. Having puzzles for varied skill levels permits children at all stages of development to experience success.

Books

The book corner should have books reflecting a range of levels. There should be simple board books, as well as picture books with a story line. The area should be comfortable, carpeted, and perhaps lined with pillows. It should be a place where a young child can go and look through books by himself--as well as a meeting place for story time for the class.

What's Learned Children learn language skills from books. Whether they are looking at a book individually, or being read to as part of a group, when you make books a part of a young child's day you set the stage for a lifelong interest in reading.

Cleanup

Preschoolers don't yet know that grown-ups consider cleaning a nuisance. For them, it's another fun activity. It's not a question of efficiency. It's tempting sometimes for grown-ups to do the task themselves, rather than exercise the patience it requires to help a preschooler through a chore. But allowing the young child to put away the blocks, wipe down the tables, and put the toys back on the shelves is a valuable educational exercise.

What's Learned Preschoolers learn to sort, classify, match, and organize when they put the toys back on the shelf. A good preschool classroom will have low shelves and individual bins for small toys, so that the young child can easily see where objects belong. The bins will be labeled (which helps develop language skills).

Preschoolers learn that helping behaviors and orderliness are valued. They see that it's important to take care of their environment and that it's easier to find what you want when you put it back in its designated place. Cleaning up teaches self-discipline. Children learn how to follow simple directions. Working together as a class to clean up their room is another exercise in cooperation. As they work alongside their teacher and classmates, chatting and discussing the best way to approach the cleanup effort, language and social skills are being practiced. Preschoolers also enjoy feeling competent, independent, and responsible. With the instant feedback of a clean room and a job well done, a youngster's self-esteem is enhanced.

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#1 SONGS FOR YOUR KIDS TO HEAR #1 CHILDREN'S SONGWRITER COREY LELAND IS FOR KIDS CHILDREN PARENTS http://cdbaby.com/cd/coreyleland3 Corey Leland's new music for kids has been referred as way beyond the Saturday morning cartoon vibe!

Corey Leland is aiming to reach more conscious and self-confident kids with his songs. Corey Leland was standing in line at a .99 Cent Store one day when he noticed the tension between a mother and her 5-year old son. Intrigued, as he often is by such moments, the California-based singer-songwriter approached the woman.

Corey said, Excuse me, I'm writing songs for kids about your boy's age, he recalls. What would you want kids to hear in a song More especially, what would you want to hear so that you wouldn't have to get upset with your child? A song that would resolve the issue in theory before it even began.

The woman thought about it and said! Be careful what words you use because my kid calls me stupid in public sometimes! Corey Leland took her comments to heart and a song speaking to a mother's very concerns was born! The song written by Corey especially for kids and their parents is called Communication, Consideration (It's Right To Be Polite) was one of the 12 tracks to appear on his childrens music debut, Corey Leland Presents The Insects Rock! Songs You Want Your Kids To Hear, a collection of sunny pop-rock songs with a giddy 1970's retro style and lovingly crafted positive affirmations and practical advice to help kids navigate the glorious and confounding process of growing up.

From the importance of teamwork and healthy self expression to more pragmatic considerations such as potty training and putting away one?s toys to the celebration of delights as simple as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Corey Leland's music honors, with genuine sincerity, the experience of being a child.

His songs, after all, are sparked by his own recollections, babysitting experiences and the real life requests of parents whose hopes, frustrations and joys he is always eager to hear and write songs about. Corey Leland says it best. I'm always listening to conversations that moms and dads are having, he admits. There's a sense of unfulfillment seemingly built in to the human condition, a constant "carrot and the stick" type seeking externally for the happiness that is always just beyond reach, It is my intention to teach kids to feel fulfilled and content from within, from their own being, so they're not externally driven and always looking to other people for approval. With 3 volumes already out the latest, Making New Friends, was released last year, http://www.cdbaby.com... and Volume 4th to be released February 2008!

Corey Leland is aware that he is both filling a void and bucking a trend, delivering sweetly uplifting songs that aren't too saccharine or silly for the parents who will be playing them, or too dumbed-down for the children who will be listening. Corey Leland never wanted it to be just for kids! He would rather it be for all ages. You can refer, as an example, to one song he wrote that recognizes the importance of having a symbol of security It is More Than A Blanket To Me fits the preschool market but because it is about how everyone looks to something for comfort to get them through their day, it engages adult minds too!

Corey Leland can see parents sitting there thinking about what it is that they might need to let go of. Corey Leland, also a spiritual teacher who's been walking his path for 18 years, has no children of his own and never intended to write children's music. More than 3 years ago, however, he was writing and singing adult-oriented pop with the same retro flair when he asked God to use him in a way that would most benefit the World. The prayer was answered when Director Keith Markinson found Corey Leland to write the lyrics and music for all the songs in the musical A KID'S LIFE! "A Kid's Life is a family musical that encourages kids to think positively and has been drawing rave reviews since it kicked off a national tour.

The Insects Rock! series flowed naturally from that experience, Lelands cast of colorful creatures drawn deliberately from the tradition of classic 4-piece bands like The Beatles. Sparky is more like Shaggy in Scooby-Doo always hungry and thinking about food. Daisy, the butterfly, she is the brain. Sunshine the ladybug is very optimistic. Harrison the cricket, he is the philosophical mystic, says Leland.

We have the human urges with Sparky, and the mind and soul and deeper mystical sense with Harrison; the brain with Daisy, and then there is the heart with Sunshine which adds up with all the love. You put them all together and you have one integrated whole person! People ask childrens songwriter Corey Leland why it is called The Insects Rock!

Here is Leland's answer: Adults tower over small children and small children tower over insects and to have such empowering wise messages coming from something as seemingly small, vulnerable and insignificant as a bug; I think psychologically there is something there. If a child at age 2, 3, 4, or 5 can learn to have a respect and sensitivity toward something as small as an insect, theyare going to have a greater sense of care for dogs, cats, their brothers, sisters, classmates and of course, themselves.


Corey Leland "A Kid's Life" Musical opens in Manhattan at the York Theater http://www.myspace.com/iloveinsectsrock His music honors with genuine sincerity the experience of being a child You’ll find that Corey Leland is attempting to grow more conscious & self-confident kids with his songs! The Insects Rock Songs You Want Your Kids To Hear” sunny pop-rock giddy 1970’s retro lovingly crafted positive affirmations practical advice helping kids grow up.

Corey Leland was the first hired for "A Kids Life." While most shows begin with a book, "A Kids Life" began with music. "I never planned to be composing songs for kids and families. Having found this new niche in life, is truly an unexpected privelege and joy!" In addition to the musical, Corey Leland has also written and recorded a four CD series entitled, "THE INSECTS ROCK! Songs you want your kids to hear" CLICK LINK TO RIGHT!


#1 KIDS SONGS FAMILIES MOMS DADS #1 SONGS FOR KIDS! - These bloopers are hilarious

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‘A KID’S LIFE’ What would “Sesame Street” be like without Oscar the Grouch? A possible answer is “A Kid’s Life,” which recently opened at the York Theater Company. Although this production also has upbeat songs, cheery lessons in the workings of the world and adults dressed in oversize fuzzy costumes, it features little of the inspired wit and occasionally acerbic observations that have made “Sesame Street” so ingenious. While clouds sometimes gather over that neighborhood, the nameless little town in “A Kid’s Life” is virtually all sunshine, all the time.

Not that children under 7 are likely to mind. Even though they were absent from the performance I attended (bad weather had caused school audiences to cancel), it was easy to imagine them enthralled. “A Kid’s Life” follows a small boy named Zack (Carlos Avilas, above right) and his dog, Starsky (Yoav Levin), as they meet Zoe (Ashley Wallace) and introduce her to the neighborhood. Over the course of an hour little theatergoers have the opportunity to bat balloons through the audience, clap and sing to the music and shout instructions to the actors.

The show, which sometimes seems more like a participatory concert (Cynthia Riddle and Peter Hunziker’s book is thin), embodies a certain 1960s feel. You can easily envision the folksy pop score by Corey Leland (also the lyricist) being belted out by the Association or the Turtles. Peace signs are flashed at the end, and the action includes tree hugging (literally), as Zack and Zoe meet Bart (Joshua Greenwood, above left), an orange tree.

The most hilarious moment soon follows, as the huge Starsky ambles over to Bart and serenely lifts his leg. I don’t know if this was in the script or the idea of the director, Keith Markinson, but it displayed a refreshing irreverence the show could use more of. Oscar, would you consider visiting? (Through Jan. 13 at St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Avenue, at 54th Street, 212-935-5820, akidslife.com; $20 to $60. Holiday week schedule: Saturday at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Sunday at 12:30 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.)

MORE ABOUT KIDS STUFF!

‘ARCHAEOLOGY ZONE: DISCOVERING TREASURES FROM PLAYGROUNDS TO PALACES’ (Saturday through Thursday) Children will step into the shoes of an explorer like Indiana Jones in this new exhibition at the Jewish Museum, but the adventures will be purely scholarly. Still, there is plenty of excitement in analyzing artifacts like a jar handle, a clay jug and a bangle, and figuring out the purpose behind ancient pieces like a Greek helmet and a bull-shaped vessel. This interactive show also includes a recreated home from the Ottoman period (about 1900), where young archaeologists can dress in costume. (Through June 15, 2009.) Saturday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., and Thursday to 8 p.m., 1109 Fifth Avenue, at 92nd Street, (212) 423-3200, thejewishmuseum.org. Free with admission: $12; $10 for 65+; $7.50 for students; free for under 12, members and for all on Saturdays.

BEST OF NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Saturday and Sunday) Where can young cinephiles see independent film that’s refreshing and creative but still age-appropriate? This festival has always been a reliable source, and this weekend and next it will present programs of highlights at Symphony Space. At 11 a.m. “Kid Flix Mix 2,” for ages 3 to 8, offers 12 shorts, including Bill Plympton’s “Fan and the Flower,” an unusual animated love story, and Sheldon Cohen’s “I Want a Dog,” whose title explains it all. At 2 p.m. “N.Y.I.C.F.F. Party Mix” caters to ages 8 to 16 with selections like “The Ten Steps,” Brendan Muldowney’s brief and bloodless but deliciously spooky thriller. At the Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, (212) 349-0330, gkids.com; $10; $8 for children; $6 for members.

‘THE BLUE CARBUNCLE WITH SHERLOCK HOLMES’ AND ‘THE GIFT OF THE MAGI’ (Friday and Saturday) You may wonder just what Sherlock Holmes has to do with Christmas, but that mystery — along with that of the plot — will be solved in the first play of a holiday double bill presented by J B Theatrical Productions in association with Workshop Theater Company. In “The Blue Carbuncle,” Holmes and Watson pursue a case involving a jewel and a Christmas goose. The second show, “The Gift of the Magi,” is based on O. Henry’s holiday tale about sacrifice and love. Appropriate for theatergoers 9 and older, the program is at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. At 312 West 36th Street, fourth floor, Manhattan, (212) 695-4173, workshoptheater.org; $18; $12 for students and 65+.

‘CHALLAH-LUJAH’ (Christmas Day) That’s no misspelling. Joshua Nelson is an African-American Jew, and he celebrates both his personal traditions in his music, which combines gospel and soul with Judaica. He and his Kosher Gospel Choir will demonstrate in two shows at the Museum of Jewish Heritage — a Living Memorial to the Holocaust. At 1 and 3:30 p.m., Edmond J. Safra Hall, 36 Battery Place, Lower Manhattan, (646) 437-4202, mjhnyc.org; $35; $25 for students and 65+; $20 for members.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF MANHATTAN (Saturday and Sunday) The museum is offering musical merrymaking, both professional and homemade. Saturday at 2 and 3 p.m. the Broadway Kids, young performers from shows like “The Lion King” and “Beauty and the Beast,” will give a holiday show of songs. On Saturday and Sunday, at 11 a.m., noon and 2, 3 and 4 p.m., children can hear the story “The Little Drummer Boy” and make their own drums from paper. At the Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street, (212) 721-1223, cmom.org. Free with admission: $9; $6 for 65+, free for under 1.

‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’ AND ‘THE NUTCRACKER’ (Friday and Saturday) Before his transformation Ebenezer Scrooge would have sneered at singing at Christmas, but there’s no escaping it in this musical adaptation. And here he learns to be a nice guy quickly. The show is one hour. On Sunday only, families can also enjoy an abridged “Nutcracker” by Ballet for Young Audiences. “Carol” on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; “Nutcracker” on Sunday at 2 p.m.; Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Queens, (718) 463-7700, Ext. 222, flushingtownhall.org; $15; $12 for under 13; $12 and $10 for members.

‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’ AND ‘THE NUTCRACKER’ (Saturday and Thursday) Same stories, different locations. American Family Theater’s musical adaptation of Scrooge’s adventures plays on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Ballet for Young Audiences’ version of “The Nutcracker” (through next Friday) is to be performed on Thursday at 1 and 4 p.m. At Queens Theater in the Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, (718) 760-0064, queenstheatre.org; $12.

‘CRYSTAL WINTER’ (Friday through Sunday, and Christmas Eve, Wednesday and Thursday) The kind of science that is Jack Frost’s specialty is the subject of this annual program and display, which includes a giant snow globe, workshops and demonstrations involving crystals and two theater productions: “Snow Flake Bentley: The Search for Snow,” for school-age children, about Wilson Bentley, who first photographed snowflakes under a microscope, and “Hey Snow, Where Do You Go?,” a puppet show for preschoolers. (Through Jan. 1.) From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Christmas Eve, Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, (718) 699-0005, nyscience.org. Fees for some activities, but most are free with admission: $11; $8 for 2 through 17, students and 62+; free for under 2. Free to all on Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m.

‘CUT TO THE CHASE’ (Friday through Sunday, and Christmas Day through Thursday) This is an appropriate title for a show in which no words are wasted: Parallel Exit, a vaudevillian company, creates theater inspired by the silent films of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. But while there’s no dialogue, there are plenty of sound effects. If this backstage farce is anything like the troupe’s 2005 “This Way That Way,” it should be hilarious. (Through Dec. 30.) Friday and Saturday nights at 7:15; Sunday at 2:15 and 5:15 p.m.; Christmas Day at 3:15 p.m.; and Wednesday and Thursday at 3:15 and 7:15 p.m., 59E59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street, Manhattan, (212) 279-4200, 59E59.org; $35; $24.50 for members; $15 for children and 65+.

‘CYBERCHASE: THE CHASE IS ON!’ (Friday through Sunday, and Christmas Eve, Wednesday and Thursday) Children tend to love the cyberworld, but they don’t always love math. The two are inventively combined in the PBS animated series “Cyberchase” and in this exhibition at the New York Hall of Science, which is based on the television show and presents puzzles and games that turn fractions, algebra, geometry and other mathematical subjects into fun. It is also the hall’s first bilingual (English and Spanish) show. (Through Jan. 21.) From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Christmas Eve, Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; 47-01 111th Street, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, (718) 699-0005, nyscience.org. Free with admission: $11; $8 for 2 through 17, students and 62+; free for under 2. Free to all on Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m.

DINOSAUR ENCOUNTER (Daily, except Christmas) The Staten Island Zoo will look like Jurassic Park for the next few weeks, thanks to Kokoro Dinosaurs, a Los Angeles company that makes life-size robotic models of these prehistoric creatures. Expect to see species including the apatosaurus, the pteranodon and the tenontosaurus — moving and vocalizing — at this exhibition, as well as their present-day descendants in the zoo’s new 13,500-square-foot reptile wing. (Through Jan. 13.) From 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 614 Broadway, Willowbrook, (718) 442-3100, statenislandzoo.org; $4 in addition to zoo admission: $7; $5 for 60+; $4 for 3 to 14; free for members and under 3.

‘THE HOBBIT’ (Saturday) Middle-Earth comes to Midtown Manhattan in this adaptation by the Traveling Lantern Theater Company, which presents the major characters from the J. R. R. Tolkien fantasy, including the Gollum — just no computer-generated imagery. At 3:30 p.m., Central Children’s Room, Donnell Library Center, 20 West 53rd Street, (212) 621-0636, nypl.org; free.

‘KIDS & YIDDISH: ODE TO OY!’ (Sunday) The Village People meet the Chosen People in this annual holiday revue, which combines sendups of popular culture with lighthearted instruction in Yiddish. This year’s edition has a skit about colors (“Gray’s Anatomy”) and a routine about a ventriloquist’s puppet who strikes out on her own. (She’s no dummy.) The show always involves children, both onstage and in the audience. Sundays at 11 a.m. through Dec. 30, the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue, at 76th Street, 212-279-4200, ticketcentral.com; $20; $17 for 12 and under.)

‘KLEZ FOR KIDS’ (Christmas Day) So maybe they’re a little young to be married. But children can still have fun playing the part of a bride, groom or guest in the re-creations of a shetl wedding that will conclude these concerts. The first family programs at the Museum at Eldridge Street in the newly restored historic Eldridge Street Synagogue, the events will feature Greg Wall and his band Klezmerfest, Yiddish lessons and hora dancing. At noon and 2:30 p.m., 12 Eldridge Street, between Canal and Division Streets, Lower East Side, (212) 219-0888, eldridgestreet.org; $12; $8 for children and 65+.

‘LILLY’S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE’ (Saturday and Sunday) Mousy doesn’t mean unfashionable in Lilly’s book, and certainly not in Kevin Henkes’s. This multimedia production from Manhattan Children’s Theater follows Lilly, a mouse, in several of the adventures Mr. Henkes, an author and illustrator, has created for her in his picture books. Adapted by Kevin Kling, they include the incident involving Lilly’s snappy purple purse, a kind of wallet-cum-music-box that’s a little too tuneful for school. (Through Feb. 3.) Saturday and Sunday at noon and 2 p.m., 52 White Street, near Church Street, TriBeCa, 212-352-3101; manhattanchildrenstheater.org; $20; $15 for 2 through 17 and 65+.

‘THE LITTLE MERMAID’ (Saturday, Sunday and Thursday) This musical adaptation, from Literally Alive Children’s Theater, preserves Hans Christian Andersen’s distinctly not happily-ever-after ending, but it is far from a somber affair. With music by Mark McGee and book and lyrics by Brenda Bell, it includes rousing numbers like a rafter-rattling blues turn by the Fish Witch. Children can also help decorate the stage by taking part in a preshow art workshop. (Through Dec. 30). Workshop ($5) at 11 a.m., show at noon, the Players Theater, 115 Macdougal Street, near West Third Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 866-5170, literallyalive.com; $25; $20 for children.

‘THE LITTLEST LIGHT ON THE CHRISTMAS TREE’ (Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday) You’d better believe that this littlest light will be made to shine in this new musical from Vital Children’s Theater. Based on the animated feature of the same title, the show features a discarded Christmas bulb and a fatherless 8-year-old named Timmy. As you might imagine, a holiday blackout is involved. (Through Jan. 6.) Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday at 1 p.m., McGinn-Cazale Theater, 2162 Broadway, at 76th Street, fourth floor, (212) 352-3101, vitaltheatre.org; $18. A theater workshop is also offered after the 1 p.m. show on Saturday and Wednesday; $20 (space is limited).

‘MAX & RUBY’ (Friday through Sunday, and Wednesday and Thursday) Ruby is 7, and Max is her little brother, and though they have fur and long ears (they’re rabbits), their responses to the world aren’t much different from those of their little human counterparts. In this new musical from Theatreworks/USA, based on the television show of the same title (in turn based on the Max and Ruby book series by Rosemary Wells), the siblings want to put on a play for Grandma, and comic complications ensue. (Through Jan. 13.) Friday at 6 p.m.; Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 and 5 p.m.; Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday at 2 p.m.; the Lucille Lortel Theater, 121 Christopher Street, West Village, (212) 279-4200; $25.

‘MOTHER GOOSE IN AN AIR-SHIP: MCLOUGHLIN BROTHERS’ 19TH-CENTURY CHILDREN’S BOOKS FROM THE LIMAN COLLECTION’ (Friday through Christmas Eve; Wednesday and Thursday) Mother Goose isn’t the only one taking off with flying colors in this exhibition at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Consisting of more than 80 books, games and advertising materials from the 1800s and beyond, the show highlights the products of the new technology that enabled McLoughlin Brothers, a Brooklyn publishing house, to issue some of the first mass-produced full-color children’s books. (Through January.) Noon to 5 p.m., 128 Pierrepont Street, at Clinton Street, Brooklyn Heights, (718) 222-4111, brooklynhistory.org. Free with admission: $6; $4 for 62+ and students; free for members and 12 and under

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Volume 4 in progress! Musical opens in Manhattan at The York Theater (NOVEMBER UPDATE) Give the gift of INSECTS ROCK! Special Price on all 3 AUTOGRAPHED! Thank you for being alive! About The Insects Rock! Interview with Corey Leland by Naila Francis for the March/April 2007 issue of MYSTIC POP Magazine: PLAY WITH PURPOSE: Beyond that Saturday morning cartoon vibe, you’ll find Corey Leland Children’s songwriter is actually aiming to grow more conscious and self-confident kids with his songs.

Corey Leland was standing in line at a “.99 Cent” Store one day when he noticed the tension between a mother and her 5-year old son. Intrigued, as he often is by such moments, the California-based singer-songwriter approached the woman. Corey said, “Excuse me, I’m writing songs for kids about your boy’s age,” he recalls. “What would you want kids to hear in a song? More especially, what would you want to hear so that you wouldn’t have to get upset with your child? A song that would resolve the issue in theory before it even began?”

The woman thought about it and said,” Be careful what words you use because my kid calls me stupid in public sometimes!” Corey Leland took her comments to heart and a song speaking to a mother’s very concerns was born! The song written by Corey especially for kids and their parents is called “Communication, Consideration (It’s Right To Be Polite)” was one of the 12 tracks to appear on his children’s music debut, “Corey Leland Presents The Insects Rock! Songs You Want Your Kids To Hear,” a collection of sunny pop-rock songs with a giddy 1970’s retro style and lovingly crafted positive affirmations and practical advice to help kids navigate the glorious and confounding process of growing up.

From the importance of teamwork and healthy self expression to more pragmatic considerations such as potty training and putting away one’s toys to the celebration of delights as simple as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Corey Leland’s music honors, with genuine sincerity, the experience of being a child. His songs, after all, are sparked by his own recollections, babysitting experiences and the real life requests of parents whose hopes, frustrations and joys he is always eager to hear and write songs about.

Corey Leland says it best. “I’m always listening to conversations that moms and dads are having,” he admits. “There’s a sense of un-fulfillment seemingly built in to the human condition, a constant "carrot and the stick" type seeking externally for the happiness that is always just beyond reach. It is my intention to teach kids to feel fulfilled and content from within, from their own being, so they’re not externally driven and always looking to other people for approval.”

With 3 volumes already out (check out Vol 3 cover above), the latest, “Making New Friends,” was released last year, and a 4th on the way, Corey Leland is aware that he’s both filling a void and bucking a trend, delivering sweetly uplifting songs that aren’t too saccharine or silly for the parents who will be playing them, or too ‘dumbed-down’ for the children who will be listening. Corey Leland never wanted it to be just for kids! He’d rather it be for all ages.

You can refer, as an example, to one song he wrote that recognizes the importance of having a symbol of security – “It’s More Than A Blanket To Me” fits the preschool market but because it’s about how everyone looks to something for comfort to get them through their day, it blows adult minds too! Corey Leland can see parents sitting there thinking about what it is that they might need to let go of. #1 kids songwriter Corey Leland is also a spiritual teacher who’s been walking his path for 18 years, has no children of his own and never intended to write children’s music.

More than 3 years ago, however, he was writing and singing adult-oriented pop with the same retro flair when he asked God to use him in a way that would most benefit the World. The prayer was answered when Director Keith Markinson found Corey Leland to write the lyrics and music for all the songs in the musical A KID'S LIFE! "A Kid’s Life” is a family musical that encourages kids to think positively and has been drawing rave reviews since it kicked off a national tour with its December debut in Southern California.

“The Insects Rock!” series flowed naturally from that experience, Leland’s cast of colorful creatures drawn deliberately from the tradition of classic 4-piece bands like The Beatles. “Sparky is more like Shaggy in ‘Scooby-Doo’ – always hungry and thinking about food. Daisy, the butterfly, she is the brain. Sunshine the ladybug is very optimistic. Harrison the cricket, he’s the philosophical mystic,” says Leland.

“We have the human urges with Sparky, and the mind and soul and deeper mystical sense with Harrison; the brain with Daisy, and then there’s the heart with Sunshine – which adds up with all the love. You put them all together and you have one integrated whole person!” People ask children’s songwriter Corey Leland why it is called “The Insects Rock!’

Here is Leland’s answer: “Adults tower over small children and small children tower over insects and to have such empowering wise messages coming from something as seemingly small, vulnerable and insignificant as a bug; I think psychologically there’s something there. If a child at age 2, 3, 4, or 5 can learn to have a respect and sensitivity toward something as small as an insect, they’re going to have a greater sense of care for dogs, cats, their brothers, sisters, classmates and of course, themselves.”

Plans are already in the works for a TV series built around the Insects as a famous pop band whose interactions with their fans help them resolve everyday problems and experience greater harmony in their lives. “I see it as being blatantly helpful and supplemental parenting, like a multi-vitamin for the psyche” says Leland of his work.

Corey Leland #1 kids songwriter sees as a cross between the Beatles and Willy Wonka, instead of candy Corey Leland makes music!

"I want to distill all my years of spiritual dedication and practice into healthful, enjoyable music that hopefully grows a more well-adjusted population."

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"I hear this song's style (Everyday I excercise) as children's educational rock--just what the market is looking for these days." Outstanding writing in this fresh, visual, action-oriented, motivational lyric. I like how it addresses kids' lifestyles (watching tv) The contrast in the musical sections keeps the momentum going to the last bar. Catchy hook and the entire lyric supports this theme. The song is beautifully written and in my opinion it's marketable in today's childrens' market. Fun, vibrant, rock melody that is memorable and makes you want to get up and dance --Mr. Clint Mcbay Director of TAXI

"LOVE THESE CD's" "I work as a nurse in an E.R. One evening a 3 year old boy, Dylan came in requiring sutures to 3 fingers. It's no easy task keeping a child calm for a 45 minute proceedure. I happened to have a copy of The Insects Rock! in my car ( I sometimes listen on my way to work-very cheerful music!) The CD played as we sutured little Dylan's fingers, he loved the songs and we talked about the different songs while the Doctor put in the stitches. Dylan loved the CD so much that I gave him my copy to take home. He was so excited about the CD I think he forgot about injury altogether!" _-- ~Christi

"If the Monkees, the Beatles and the Partridge Family had collaborated on a rock album for kids, you'd have a gem just like "The Insects Rock!." With twelve tracks packed with sweet, poppy, jangly hooks and fun topics to keep kids singing along and learning, Corey Leland has filled a real need in the world of kid's music that parents will deeply appreciate. Not only are these quality songs from start to finish but with the universally appealing retro style, adults- especially those parents who distinctly recall the hits of the 60s and 70s- can enjoy and relate as well. It's a win-win situation and it's bound to become a top seller." ~CDbaby

"Inspirational and high-spirited songs with valuable lessons!" "On a recent family ski trip we listened to the Insects Rock! volume 1 during the long car trip to the mountains. My six-year old daughter wouldn't stop asking to hear "Why would I wanna wear diapers" over and over again. But my nine year old Son was really inspired by "You're gonna do great things" in a special way. One day on the mountain he became frightened by a steep section of the ski run. Somehow he found the courage to ski it beautifully. At the bottom of the hill I asked him how he over came his fear. He replied, "I just kept singing "You're gonna do great things" over and over. He was so proud of himself! and I'm so grateful to Corey Leland for inspiring my children with such positive messages. I highly recommend all 3 volumes of the Insects Rock! They really do rock! ~Grant G

So upbeat and easy to follow - catchy wording!! My great-grandson is in the beginnings of the potty routine; he laughs and sings along. Age range is great to include his older sister, making it a family listening time. Good work Corey - your talent for writing children's songs is remarkable." - Harriett Chermak The Insects Rock!'s Friend Space The Insects Rock! has 2480 friends. ETERNAL SOURCE OF LOVE Corey Leland Archangels Light A Kid's Life! BMI Willy Wonka Pufnstuf Sir Richard Branson Paul McCartney Cmpassion Over Killing George Harrison Walt Disney View The Insects Rock!'s Friends: All | Online | New The Insects Rock!'s Friends Comments ~Abigail~ Oct 26 2007 2:48 PM We love the song "Your gonna get it". Your music is the best I've ever heard for kids and I really appreciate that your music is so fresh and new sounding. Well as always love ya! Shannon Hurley Oct 20 2007 6:26 AM Hey you!! Corey, I was just thinking about you. Hope you are well. Let's talk soon!!!!! Naomi Nektare Sep 27 2007 3:04 AM Hey there ,handsome !! It's been way too long _ I love to sport my "KIDS LIFE " t-shirt!! It's SUPER CUTE! i just listened to "Gonna Get It"! What beautiful, inspiring, spiritual, enlightening ,fun and most of all ROCKIN' music your making ! They love you and your creation - (devinely inspired that is!)I read a lot of your comments - YOU truly are doing something so good for the world -Our future generation. Love and miss you - let me know how you are .. Peace and kisses- ALL LOVE ,NAOMI Eliza Aug 15 2007 4:59 PM Thank You Corey!!!! I hope all is well in the studio! I can't wait to hear the 4th album!! Shooting stars - e. MeekaSongs Jul 11 2007 4:36 PM Willie Wonka and the Beatles...my favorite combo!! Shannon Hurley Jul 10 2007 7:39 PM Hi there Corey! Did I ever tell you that you are my all time favorite children's songwriter? :) xoxo Shannon BOYCE & HART Apr 30 2007 5:11 PM What fun ... absolutely awesome. Thanks for dropping by with the request; Bobby & I are happy to be your friends. Caroline Boyce,Tommy's widow Honkerwood Ranch Apr 26 2007 6:01 PM Corey Leland you are doing it! I'm still driving around with a cassette you gave me...how many years ago? Come make some music in Honkerwood the kids will love you! Paulo Apr 16 2007 10:41 AM Loooong life to Corey Leland. You're the best! Beautiful mission, man! Wendy Apr 12 2007 1:40 PM This is the best site on Myspace, that I've seen to date..I'll tell you how good your songs are..Lol..My 9 year old was quietly watching Tv trying not to draw my attention to the fact that it was past bedtime..Lol..I came to your site..And the music started playing..All of a sudden she jumped up and rushed to the laptop..Yelling,"Hey, whats that music Mum..It's really, really great!!" Do I need to say anymore..She insisted on listening to all 3 songs before I shooed her off to bed..Awesome!Thank you very much for requesting me..Shannon will ensure I'll be back to visit..Lol..xx ~anna~ Apr 5 2007 7:35 PM This is my class Rockin' to your tunes today! Christi Mar 29 2007 8:09 PM Corey- The interview in Mystic Pop is awesome!! It not only celebrates your wonderful music, but also explores the spirituality and depth of your meaningful lyrics. One of my favorite lines from the interview is "Leland's music honors, with genuine sincerity, the experience of being a child." Your music can be savored by the child within us all. Congrats on your success! Much Peace & Love- Christi FatherhoodOnline Mar 28 2007 10:31 AM Cool product! I own a website I think you may be interested in: www.fatherhoodonline.com Might like to advertise your CDs there...lets talk about it! $$Angeline$$ Mar 25 2007 8:20 PM Hey love the music! My son thought you guys are cool, he is 10yrs old Tone Mar 23 2007 2:26 AM hi! nice music!think my niece would like this:) DANI Mar 20 2007 7:43 PM Travel BaBees Mar 7 2007 9:21 PM Thanks for the add. You guys rock! The kids are gonna absolutely love this! Dawn Feb 21 2007 1:43 PM My Kids love you guys!!! Lisa Feb 15 2007 9:51 AM Soo much fun playing music with you...I am soo lucky! DANI Dec 2 2006 7:29 PM wow this is so cute, my son will love this. thanks ZAK Oct 9 2006 4:14 PM pablotee Aug 30 2006 2:25 PM u make our world a better place ! mega karma points for u ! Harrison Reed Richards Aug 23 2006 11:32 PM I'm on Vol. 3 workin' my way back! I am DIGGING these tunes! (Yes, I just learnt' that new word today!) hehe. XO! Harrison ~anna~ Aug 22 2006 7:51 AM Hey! What is the best CD for my kindergarten class? ~Abigail~ Aug 21 2006 11:20 PM You guys rock! Why did you take the diaper song off? That was my fav. My 3 year old loved it and it got her potty trained! TYLER Aug 16 2006 11:17 AM i love them all. but the insect i collected is still my all time fave. hubby might want a copy for his students, i'll let you know. Reuben Jun 29 2006 2:36 PM You've got a nice sound there. Let me see what I can do about booking you as the Partridge's opening act... Christi Jun 22 2006 7:27 AM I just can't pick one favorite track from your new CD- its like picking just one favorite Beatles or ABBA song- there are so, so many good ones to just pick one! The songs are great! Christi Poptart Sprinkle Jun 20 2006 7:01 PM I HEART THE MR. POO-POO SONG! XX TYLER Jun 20 2006 6:22 PM i cant stop singing the insect you collected song. lol Christi Jun 16 2006 12:00 PM Corey- Volume 3 Making New Friends is awesome-thanks so much for sending it. You are so talented and your message is so positive. Now- you just need to come to Austin and share the love. Wish you much success and of course happiness as always! Christi Shannon Hurley Jun 13 2006 9:00 AM Wow!!! Corey, thanks for Vol. III. This is my favorite one so far. I listen to it every day!!! :) Hugs, Shannon Naomi Nektare Jun 8 2006 6:53 PM Miss you!! when will you potty train me?? Did u get my letter?? Miss You, NAomi TYLER Jun 2 2006 2:07 PM were u a big fan of the electric company. lol keep rockin . i love it!!!! Dolo*07 May 31 2006 8:34 PM Corey, I'm honored to have my profile pic placed so prominantly in your list! It's just good business to get in good with, ahem, teachers, especially those who have friends who are teachers, so we can ALL buy multiple copies of your music for our students! Jesus was saying how you don't even look 69 years old and how you are wearing a really rockin' ensemble. Once I get a permanet job I will make my school pay for you to play there! Faith May 28 2006 8:51 PM I've seen a Wiggles concert and I can't wait to see The Insects Rock! www.avintagelife.com May 27 2006 9:00 AM Hi, THanks for the add. I will have to get this for my daughter. Dolo*07 May 25 2006 2:39 PM I would love to add rocking insects to my garden! I love your sweet sound. Baby John May 24 2006 8:46 PM Hi, I like your songs, I would like to add one of them to my profile, but I can't... Can you set up the "add a song" option in your profile? Thanks... John IV ~marcia May 23 2006 9:52 AM thanks alot for the ADD !!!!!! my 3.5 yr old loves you !! ~marcia *Cass~Slayman* May 22 2006 8:29 PM Hey! You guys are really good! My 2 year old started dancing as soon as I played your song! You're giving The Wiggles some serious competition=-) cosmic groove lizards May 21 2006 12:00 PM My daughter will love this... When she wakes up from her nap I will let her have a listen so keep rockin' for them kids D'Maria-Author/Artist May 20 2006 8:44 PM You are all so adorable! This grandma loves the music! Keep rockin for the kids! D'Maria Author/Artist Christi May 20 2006 11:58 AM I just love Corey's voice, music and vision. Not only does his music rock- but he's such a cool person! Can't wait for Volume 3. GRATEFUL GARCIA GATHERING 2008 May 19 2006 5:32 AM Grateful to be here!!! The Cereal Monsters May 16 2006 12:41 PM Awesome Music! Thanks for the Request! pablotee May 15 2006 1:47 AM brilliant! Norman Kim May 11 2006 3:22 PM Thanks for finding my music! Holy cow do I love these songs! Catchy doesn't even do it justice. Great project! Norman Fritz Carlton May 11 2006 4:51 AM as i said allready: "free all insects now!" great song! i enjoy it very much. greetings from berlin, sascha www.fritzcarlton.de bRoNwEn <3™ May 3 2006 10:12 AM amazing music! i love 70's stuff...it rocks keep going with it! and thanks for the add bronwen xx x x Corey Leland Presents, The Insects Rock!
Corey Leland Presents, The Insects Rock! Songs you want your kids to hear..."Corey Leland has filled a real need in the world of kids music that parents will deeply appreciate" "If the Beatles, Monkees and Partridge Family collaborated on a rock album for kids you'd have a gem just like The Insects Rock!" Visit www.coreyleland.com or my myspace account at http://www.myspace.com/iloveinsectsrock
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PLAY WITH PURPOSE: Beyond that Saturday morning cartoon vibe, you’ll find Corey Leland Children’s songwriter is actually aiming to grow more conscious and self-confident kids with his songs.



Corey Leland was standing in line at a “.99 Cent” Store one day when he noticed the tension between a mother and her 5-year old son. Intrigued, as he often is by such moments, the California-based singer-songwriter approached the woman.

Corey said, “Excuse me, I’m writing songs for kids about your boy’s age,” he recalls. “What would you want kids to hear in a song? More especially, what would you want to hear so that you wouldn’t have to get upset with your child? A song that would resolve the issue in theory before it even began?”

The woman thought about it and said,” Be careful what words you use because my kid calls me stupid in public sometimes!”

Corey Leland took her comments to heart and a song speaking to a mother’s very concerns was born! The song written by Corey especially for kids and their parents is called “Communication, Consideration (It’s Right To Be Polite)” was one of the 12 tracks to appear on his children’s music debut, “Corey Leland Presents The Insects Rock! Songs You Want Your Kids To Hear,” a collection of sunny pop-rock songs with a giddy 1970’s retro style and lovingly crafted positive affirmations and practical advice to help kids navigate the glorious and confounding process of growing up. From the importance of teamwork and healthy self expression to more pragmatic considerations such as potty training and putting away one’s toys to the celebration of delights as simple as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Corey Leland’s music honors, with genuine sincerity, the experience of being a child. His songs, after all, are sparked by his own recollections, babysitting experiences and the real life requests of parents whose hopes, frustrations and joys he is always eager to hear and write songs about.

Corey Leland says it best. “I’m always listening to conversations that moms and dads are having,” he admits. “There’s always a sense of un-fulfillment and the seeking externally for the happy ending to life. I really want to teach kids to feel fulfilled and content from within, from their own being, so they’re not externally driven and always looking to other people for approval.”



With 3 volumes already out (check out Vol 3 cover above), the latest, “Making New Friends,” was released last year, and a 4th on the way, Corey Leland is aware that he’s both filling a void and bucking a trend, delivering sweetly uplifting songs that aren’t too saccharine or silly for the parents who will be playing them, or too ‘dumbed-down’ for the children who will be listening.

Corey Leland never wanted it to be just for kids! He’d rather it be for all ages. You can refer, as an example, to one song he wrote that recognizes the importance of having a symbol of security – “It’s More Than A Blanket To Me” fits the preschool market but because it’s about how everyone looks to something for comfort to get them through their day, it blows adult minds too! Corey Leland can see parents sitting there thinking about what it is that they might need to let go of.

Corey Leland, also a spiritual teacher who’s been walking his path for 18 years, has no children of his own and never intended to write children’s music. More than 3 years ago, however, he was writing and singing adult-oriented pop with the same retro flair when he asked God to use him in a way that would most benefit the World. The prayer was answered when Director Keith Markinson found Corey Leland to write the lyrics and music for all the songs in the musical A KID'S LIFE! "A Kid’s Life” is a family musical that encourages kids to think positively and has been drawing rave reviews since it kicked off a national tour with its December debut in Rancho Cucamonga, California.And don't forget to order tickets to the fantastic kids show at a ticket outlet called "Theatermania" it's a ticket outlet that sells tickets to the musical...

“The Insects Rock!” series flowed naturally from that experience, Leland’s cast of colorful creatures drawn deliberately from the tradition of classic 4-piece bands like The Beatles.

“Sparky is more like Shaggy in ‘Scooby-Doo’ – always hungry and thinking about food. Daisy, the butterfly, she is the brain. Sunshine the ladybug is very optimistic. Harrison the cricket, he’s the philosophical mystic,” says Leland. “We have the human urges with Sparky, and the mind and soul and deeper mystical sense with Harrison; the brain with Daisy, and then there’s the heart with Sunshine – which adds up with all the love. You put them all together and you have one integrated whole person!”

People ask children’s songwriter Corey Leland why it is called “The Insects Rock!’ Here is Leland’s answer: “Adults tower over small children and small children tower over insects and to have such empowering wise messages coming from something as seemingly small, vulnerable and insignificant as a bug; I think psychologically there’s something there. If a child at age 2, 3, 4, or 5 can learn to have a respect and sensitivity toward something as small as an insect, they’re going to have a greater sense of care for dogs, cats, their brothers, sisters, classmates and of course, themselves.”

Plans are already in the works for a TV series built around the Insects as a famous pop band whose interactions with their fans help them resolve everyday problems and experience greater harmony in their lives.

“I see it as being blatantly helpful and supplemental parenting,” says Leland of his work. "I see myself as a cross between the Beatles and Willy Wonka, instead of candy I make music! I want to distill all my years of spiritual dedication and practice into sugarcoated enjoyable music that hopefully grows a more well-adjusted children’s population as they too will grow into moms and dads.”

For more about Corey Leland, visit http://www.coreyleland.com

Article reproduced for Corey Leland, but written by Naila Francis a features editor and writer with a Philadelphia area daily newspaper. She is also an officiate with the ceremonial ministry Journey’s of the Heart and is training to be an ordained interfaith ministry with Circle of Miracles in Wycombe, PA.



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A KID'S LIFE MUSICAL COMPOSER COREY LELAND COMES TO THE CIVIC ARTS PLAZA
Children's singer/songwriter Corey Leland comes to Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza for the showing of A Kid's Life, a musical theater show featuring his original music.



/24-7PressRelease/ - THOUSAND OAKS, CA, January 13, 2007 — Children's singer/songwriter Corey Leland, is set to appear at the Civic Arts Plaza on January 17, 2007 for a matinee showing of A Kid's Life musical. The A Kid's Life musical is built on lyrics and music written by Corey Leland. The musical-- produced by director Keith Markinson, just started its first U.S. tour on December 27, 2006. Presented by Community Educational Entertainment, Inc., it is an uplifting show that teaches children respect for the environment, self-esteem, and kindness to animals and each other. Filled with upbeat music (songs like "When I Grow Up I Wanna Be Happy"), entertaining dancing and adorable characters—parents and children both will leave feeling inspired by the message within the music. A Kid's Life is a wholesome show perfect for the age range of three to six-- but as the theme song states it is "a show that's just for kids, no matter what your age."

Corey Leland has written four children's music albums. He prides himself on offering "songs you want your kids to hear" as every song is written with consideration of a parent's perspective on each topic. In addition to the music for the show A Kid's Life, Leland has also released three CDs for his The Insects Rock! music series. The CDs feature songs such as "Mommy Won't Get You Everything," "Why Would I Wanna Wear Diapers," and "Everyday I Exercise."

"I hadn't originally planned to be writing and recording music for kids and families. After many years of determination and development as a songwriter/musician, I began to explore how I could share my music in the best possible way... it was through this intention that I was signed to write the songs for A Kid's Life musical. After I had completed that project, I began creating the Insects Rock! musical series," says Leland.

Who: Corey Leland
What: A Kid's Life matinee show
Where: Civic Arts Plaza
When: 1/17/06 10 am

To schedule an interview with Corey Leland, please contact Mona Loring at (805) 231-3182 or contact@monaloring.com. Please also visit: www.coreyleland.com.

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(openPR) - Thousand Oaks, CA (January 10, 2007)— Children’s singer/songwriter Corey Leland, is set to appear at the Civic Arts Plaza on January 17, 2007 for a matinee showing of A Kid’s Life musical. The A Kid’s Life musical is built on lyrics and music written by Corey Leland. The musical-- produced by director Keith Markinson, just started its first U.S. tour on December 27, 2006. Presented by Community Educational Entertainment, Inc., it is an uplifting show that teaches children respect for the environment, self-esteem, and kindness to animals and each other. Filled with upbeat music (songs like "When I Grow Up I Wanna Be Happy"), entertaining dancing and adorable characters—parents and children both will leave feeling inspired by the message within the music. A Kid’s Life is a wholesome show perfect for the age range of three to six-- but as the theme song states it is "a show that's just for kids, no matter what your age."

Corey Leland has written four children’s music albums. He prides himself on offering “songs you want your kids to hear” as every song is written with consideration of a parent’s perspective on each topic. In addition to the music for the show A Kid’s Life, Leland has also released three CDs for his The Insects Rock! music series. The CDs feature songs such as "Mommy Won't Get You Everything," "Why Would I Wanna Wear Diapers," and "Everyday I Exercise."

“I hadn't originally planned to be writing and recording music for kids and families. After many years of determination and development as a songwriter/musician, I began to explore how I could share my music in the best possible way... it was through this intention that I was signed to write the songs for A Kid’s Life musical. After I had completed that project, I began creating the Insects Rock! musical series,” says Leland.

Who: Corey Leland
What: A Kid’s Life matinee show
Where: Civic Arts Plaza
When: 1/17/06 10 am

To schedule an interview with Corey Leland, please contact Mona Loring at (805) 231-3182 or contact@monaloring.com.

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Connexions Cornwall and Devon Ltd is a company limited by guarantee, formed in 1995.
http://www.connexions-cd.org.uk/
Connexions
Successful partnership working with statutory, voluntary and community.
http://www.connexions-hw.org.uk/
Connexions
Connexions is a service that's all about helping and supporting you.
http://www.connexions-lincsandrutland.co.uk/
Connexions Coventry
Connexions, Coventry, Warwickshire, Young, People, Jobs, Advise, Information, careers, studies, life.
http://www.connexions-covandwarks.org.uk/
Connexions Derbyshire
A brief introduction to Connexions Derbyshire - what they do, their purpose, mission, values, priorities and customer service policy.
http://www.connexions-derbyshire.org/
CONNEXIONS HUMBER
Welcome, Visit the Connexions Direct website, CX. You've Arrived! Corporate Stuff ? Latest News!! Mums, Dads and Carers.
http://www.connexionshumber.co.uk/
Connexions Leicester Shire
If you are aged 13-19 Connexions is about you. They are here to help you with things that affect your life.
http://www.connexions-leics.org/
Connexions Manchester
Welcome to Connexions.Connexions Salford.
http://www.connexions-salford.com/
Connexions Norfolk
Connexions Norfolk partner's site - information for young people, parents/carers, schools/colleges and stakeholders.
http://www.connexions-norfolk.co.uk/
Connexions Nottinghamshire
Information and support for young people aged 13-19 throughout Nottinghamshire.
http://www.cnxnotts.co.uk/
Connexions Somerset website
Advice, guidance and support service for young people aged 13-19. Includes resources.
http://www.connexions-somerset.org.uk/
Connexions South Central
They offer a service to all young people aged between 13 and 19 (or up to 25 for young people who have special needs).
http://www.connexions-southcentral.org/
Connexions Suffolk
Connexions Suffolk is a service for young people, linking partner agencies to provide independent advice.
http://www.connexionssuffolk.org.uk/
Connexions Trafford
Connexions Trafford provides information, support and advice for young people aged 13 to 19 years in the Trafford and Greater Manchester area.
http://www.connexions-trafford.org.uk/
Connexions West of England
An independent, not-for-profit partnership delivering training, skills and career guidance advice.
http://www.connexionswest.org.uk/
Different Strokes
A Charity set up by younger stroke survivors for younger stroke survivors (below retirement age).
http://www.differentstrokes.co.uk/
EST Connexions
Provides 13-19 year olds with information, advice and support on a range of issues including education.
http://www.estconnexions.co.uk/
GamCare
This organization addresses gambling problem issues in the United Kingdom.
http://www.gamcare.org.uk/
Hillingdon Carers
Charity supporting local carers. Includes a directory of groups and services.
http://www.hillingdoncarers.org.uk/
Hull CVS
Welcome To The Hull CVS Website. Hull CVS is the umbrella body for voluntary and community organisations working in Hull.
http://www.hullcvs.org.uk/
Kidscape
A registered UK charity committed to keeping children safe from harm or abuse.
http://www.kidscape.org.uk/
Meningitis Research Foundation
Includes information on symptoms, diagnosis, after effects.
http://www.meningitis.org/
Off Centre
They found at Off Centre if you give yourself the time of day to talk about your problems and resolve your own issues.
http://www.offcentre.org.uk/
Positive Steps Oldham
Positive Steps Oldham (PSO) is an independent sector company providing an integrated range of services.
http://www.positivestepsoldham.org.uk/
Reach
There are many types of hand or arm deficiency, the anomaly is so varied that obtaining support can be difficult.
http://www.reach.org.uk/
Refugee Action
Refugee Action is an independent national charity that works with refugees to build new lives in the UK.
http://www.refugee-action.org.uk/
Relate
Counselling, sex therapy and relationship education supporting couple and family relationships throughout.
http://www.relate.org.uk/
Sacoma
They offer you key information, advice and guidance on several issues including housing, benefits and job search skills.
http://www.sacoma.org.uk/
Skill
Promotes opportunities for young people and adults with any kind of disability in post-16 education.
http://www.skill.org.uk/
Southern Focus Trust
Welcome to Southern Focus Trust. Welcome to Southern Focus Trust. They are an independent local charity.
http://www.sft.org.uk/
Surrey Independent Living Council
They’re pleased to announce that SILC has recruited David Willett as Director of SILC.
http://www.surreyilc.org.uk/
The Children's Foundation
The Children's Foundation was established in 1990 and through the Yellow Brick Road Appeal.
http://www.thechildrensfoundation.co.uk/
Victim Support London
Victim Support is the independent national charity for people affected by crime.
http://www.vslondon.org/
VT Group plc
VT Group plc, the support services and shipbuilding company,
http://www.vtplc.com/
Wayahead-Careers
The best careers advice for young people living or studying in Oxfordshire, West and South London.
http://www.wayahead-careers.co.uk/
YouthNet.org
UK youth charity dedicated to providing frank and unbiased information to enable young people to make.
http://www.youthnet.org/
YPAS
The Young Person’s Advisory Service has been working with children and young people in Liverpool since 1966.
http://www.ypas.org.uk/
Musical Organizations and Professional Societies

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415: Italian Association for Early Music and Historical Dances
Acoustical Society of America
Acoustical Society of America: Abstracts from recent ASA meetings
Alabama Bluegrass Music Association
American Beethoven Society
American Brahms Society
American Choral Directors Association
American Composers Forum
American Federation of Musicians US and Canada
American Federation of Jazz Societies
American Federation of Violin & Bow Makers (AFVBM)
American Federation of Violin & Bow Makers (AFVBM - Unofficial Website)
American Guild of English Handbell Ringers
American Guild of Organists
American Handel Society
American Harp Society
American Liszt Society
American Music Conference
American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) (Silver Spring, MD)
American Musical Instrument Society
American Musicological Society
Directory of Musicologists' Email Addresses
American Musicological Society Midwest Chapter
American Musicological Society South-Central Chapter
American Orff-Schulwerk Association - Music and Movement Education
American Pianists Association (Indianapolis, IN)
American Recorder Society
American Recorder Society, Denver Chapter
American Recorder Society, Miami Chapter
American Recorder Society, Pittsburgh Chapter
American Recorder Teachers Association (ARTA)
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
American Society of Music Copyists
American Songwriters Network
American String Teachers Association
American String Teachers Association of California
American Symphony Orchestra League
American Viola Society
Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America
Arizona Cello Society / Taki Atsumi, President
Arizona Friends of Chamber Music (Tucson, AZ)
Asociación Argentina de Intérpretes (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Associated Male Choruses of America
Association for Latin-American Music & Art (ALMA-USA)
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music - the world leader in music examinations (London, England)
Association of British Orchestras
Association of California Symphony Orchestras (Sacramento, CA)
Association of Canadian Orchestras
Association of Concert Bands
Association of Texas Small School Bands (Sugar Land, TX)
Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)
Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI)
Associazione Internazionale Studi di Canto Gregoriano (Gregorian Chant)
L'associazione Musica Antica a Magnano (Magnano, Italy)
Atlanta Brass Society
Atlanta Federation of Musicians
Audio Engineering Society University of Colorado at Denver
Australian Computer Music Association
Australian Trombone Association
Automatic Musical Instruments Collectors' Association (AMICA is a non-profit, tax exempt group devoted to the restoration, distribution and enjoyment of musical instruments using perforated paper music rolls and perforated music books... Instruments of interest include player pianos, reproducing grand pianos, nickelodeons, orchestrions, circus/fairground organs, player pipe prgans, disk/cylinder music boxes)
Baltimore Choral Arts Society
Barbirolli Society
Bel Canto Society
Boston Clavichord Society
British Columbia Choral Federation
British Double Reed Society ?
British Flute Society Performance Plus Competition
British Horn Society
British Music Society
Calgary Pro Musica Society (Chamber Music Society) (Calgary, AB)
Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA)
Canadian Association of Music Libraries Archives, and Documentation Centres ?
Canadian Association for Music Therapy
Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Canadian Music Educators Association
Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. / Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMRRA/CMPA)
Canadian On-line Musicians' Association (COMA)
Canadian Society for Traditional Music
Canadian University Music Society
Catgut Acoustical Society (primary interests is the application of scientific principles to the construction of instruments in the violin family)
Cello Club of Great Britain
Cello Society of Korea
Central Florida Musicians Association (AFM local 389)
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center / David Shifrin artistic director
Chicago Viola Society
Children's Music Network
Chinese Music Society of North America
Choristers Guild (Garland, TX)
Chorus America (A national, nonprofit service organization created to promote the highest artistic quality, development and growth of vocal ensembles, to advocate remuneration for singers, and to stimulate greater understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of choral music by all segments of society in the United States and Canada).
Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers
The College Music Society
Composers Guild of New Jersey
Conductors Guild (West Chester, PA)
Consortium of Vermont Composers
The Consortium to Distribute Computer Music CDCM
Contemporary A Cappella Society
Contemporary Performers' and Composers' Fellowship (Sydney, Australia)
Cosmopolitan Music Society
Country Dance and Song Society (Haydenville, MA)
Library and Archives
Country Music Association of Australia
Dallas Fort Worth Prefessional Musicians Association (Arlington, TX)
Danish Filmmusic Society
Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity
Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity at Newberry College
Denver Musicians Association of Colorado (regional focus of Colorado, Wyoming and eastern Utah)
Duke Ellington Society
Early Music America
Early Music Guild of Seattle (Seattle, WA)
Early Music Minnesota (an organization of Minnesota musicians who perform early music)
Early Music Organisation of Ireland
Early Music Vancouver (Vancouver, B.C., Canada)
Early Music Vancouver (Vancouver, B.C., Canada) (Contact info.)
East Tennessee Gospel Music Association
Edmont Composers Concert Society (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
Edward Elgar Society
English Folk Dance and Song Society (Unofficial)
Ernst Bacon Society (American composer)
European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM)
Europa Cantat - European Federation of Young Choirs (EFYC)
Europe Jazz Network (Ravenna, Italy)
Film Music Society
Film Music Network
Finnish Amateur Musicians Association - SULASOL (Helsinki, Finland)
Finnish Flute Association
Florida Association of Music Therapy
Florida State University Society for Musicology (Tallahassee, FL)
Galpin Society (for the study of musical instruments)
Gamma Lambda: A professional, honorary, band service fraternity
Gamma Ut (The student organization of The Early Music Institute (EMI) of the IU School of Music)
The Graduate Theory Association (GTA) - student organization at Indiana University School of Music
Guild of American Luthiers
Guild of Carillonneurs in North America
Handel & Haydn Society
Havergal Brian Society (hyperion-records)
Havergal Brian Society
Historic Brass Society
Historical Harp Society
Houston Harpsichord Society ?
Hungarian Music Council (Budapest, Hungary)
Hungarian Trombone and Tuba Association
Incorporated Society of Musicians (London, United Kingdom)
Indiana Music Educators Association
Indiana Music Teachers Association ?
Intermountain Acoustic Music Association
International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM)
International Association of Electronic Keyboard Manufacturers (IAEKM)
International Association of Jazz Educators
International Association of Jazz Record Collectors
International Association of Music Information Centres (IAMIC)
International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives
International Bluegrass Music Association
International Clarinet Association
International Committee of Musical Instrument Museums and Collections (CIMCIM)
International Computer Music Association (ICMA) ?
International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers
International Council for Traditional Music (UNESCO)
International Double Reed Society
International Fasch Society (IFG) (aim to research the lives and the musical works of the Kapellmeister at the Court of Anhalt-Zerbst, Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688-1758) and of his son Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch (1736-1800)
International Federation of Choral Music
International Machaut Society
International Military Music Society Netherlands branch
International Music Council (IMC) -- UNESCO
Hungarian Music Council
Music Council of Australia
International Music Products Association (NAMM)
International Musicological Society
International Society for the Performing Arts
International Society of Bassists
International Society for Music Education
International Trombone Association
International Viola Society
Internet Cello Society
Internet Cello Society
Internet Viola Society
Israel Musicological Society
Charles Ives Society (Bloomington, IN)
Jeunesse Musicale Austria - aims to provide music for young people (Vienna, Austria)
Jugend Musiziert (München, Germany)
Jussi Björling Society
K-W Chamber Music Society (Waterloo, Ontario)
Keyboard Teachers Association International, Inc. (Westbury, NY)
Kodály Society of Canada
Koussevitzky Recordings Society, Inc.
Los Alamos Concert Association (Los Alamos, NM)
Lute Society (England)
Lute Society of America (Lexington, VA)
Other Lute Societies
LYRICA Society for Word-Music Relations
Malcom Arnold Society
Meet the Composer
Monterey Bay Recorder Society
Music Educators National Conference - MENC (Reston, VA)
Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association (USA)
Music & Entertainment Industry Student Association
Music Industry Association of Newfoundland & Labrador (Newfoundland, Canada)
Music Industry Human Rights Association (MIHRA)
Music Library Associations
Music Publishers Association (MPA)
Music Teachers' Association of California
Music Teachers National Association (Cincinnati, OH)
Music Theory Midwest
Musica di Tradizione Classica
Musical Instrument Technicians Association
Musicians Network
Musicological Society of Southern Africa (Pretoria, South Africa)
Nashville Songwriters Association International
National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. -- The Recording Academy actively represents the music community on such issues as intellectual property rights, home taping, record piracy, archiving and preservation and censorship concerns. (Grammy)
National Academy of Songwriters (NAS)
National Association of Music Merchants -- The International Music Product Association (NAMM) (Carlsbad, CA)
North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA)
National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) - serves the music and other prerecorded entertainment software industry
National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD)
National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
National Association of Teachers of Singing
National Band Association (NBA)
National Coalition for Music Education
National Endowment for the Arts
National Flute Association
National Music Publishers' Association, Inc. (NMPA) (New York, NY)
National Association of Composers, USA (NACUSA)
New Directions Cello Association: Cello City Site (alternative or nonclassical cello)
New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA is a non-profit educational organization for the development of youth through music)
New Zealand Society for Music Education (NZSME)
NewMusNet Conference Homepage
Northern Australian Regional Performing Arts Centres Association
Norwegian Performing Right Society (TONO)
Norwegian School Orchestra Association
Norwegian Society of Composers
Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association (Wright State Chapter, Chapter 576)
Ohio Music Education Association
OPERA Amercia, Inc. (Washington, DC)
Oregon Band Director's Association (Gresham, OR)
Organization of American Kodály Educators
Ottawa Valley Bluegrass Music Association (Ontario, Canada)
Pacific Composers Forum
Percussive Arts Society
Percy Grainger Society
Performing Right Society (PRS) - UK association of composers, songwriters and music publishers. It administers the "performing right" in their music.
Philatelic Music Circle (PMC)
Piano Tuners' Association
Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society
Plainsong and Mediaeval Music Society ?
The Serge Prokofiev Association
The Rachmaninoff Society
Recorder and Early Music Society of West Australia
Recorder Society of Connecticut ?
Renaissance and Baroque Society of Pittsburgh
Rock Record Collectors Association (RRCA)
Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory
Sacramento Recorder Society
San Diego Songwriters Guild (San Diego, CA)
San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS) (Berkeley, CA)
Scala: Songwriters, Composers and Lyricists Association (Australia)
Robert Schumann Society, Düsseldorf
Scottish Music Information Centre (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scriabin Society of America
Seattle Recorder Society
SESAC, Inc. (a performing rights organization, with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York and London)
Sigma Alpha Iota (Asheville, NC)
Sigma Alpha Iota - Fort Wayne Alumnae Chapter: International Music Fraternity for Women
Sir Thomas Beecham Society
Société française de musicologie
Società Italiana della Musica e del Teatro
Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI)
Society for American Music: American Music Network (formerly known as The Sonneck Society)
Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the U.S. (SEAMUS) ?
Society for Ethnomusicology
Society for Ethnomusicology Southern California Chapter (SEMSCC)
Society for Ethnomusicology Southwest Chapter (SEM-SW)
Society for Music Perception and Cognition
Society for Music Theory
Society for Music Theory
Committee on the Status of Women
Society for Research in Psychology of Music and Music Education
Society for Seventeenth-Century Music
Society for the Preservation & Encouragment of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA) (Kenosha, WI)
Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPICMACAY)
Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPICMACAY) - University of Virginia
Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (SPICMACAY) - Pittsburgh Chapter
Society of Recorder Players
Society of Swedish Composers (Stockholm, Sweden)
Songwriters Guild of America (SGA)
South Western Ontario Musicians' Publication page ?
SouthEastern Bluegrass Association (SEBA)
Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society
Southern California Recorder Society
State College Choral Society (Pennsylvania)
Stradivari Society
Suzuki Association of the Americas
Swedish Horn Society
Swedish Society of Popular Music Composers
Swedish Strauss Society
Swedish Wagner Society
Sweet Adelines International (an organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance) (Tulsa, OK)
Leopold Stokowski Society
Leopold Stokowski Society of America
UConn Cello Society Thomas Morehouse, editor
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
Vancouver 'Cello Club
Vancouver Recital Society (Vancouver, BC)
Ralph Vaughan Williams Society
Viola da Gamba Society of America
Viola da Gamba Society of Great Britain
Wagner Society of Great Britain (London, England) ?
Washington Blues Society (Seattle, WA)
Washington Recorder Society
West Coast Amateur Musicians' Society (British Columbia, Canada)
Westwinds Music Society
Wilhelm Furtwängler Society of America
Winchester & Portsmouth Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers
Wolverine Antique Music Society 78rpm Phonographics & Traditional Jazz Web Site
Worchester Hills Recorder Society
World Carrillon Federation
World Folk Music Association
Young Composer's Guild - Distance Learning Project ?
Young Concert Artists, Inc. (New York, NY)

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Directories
International Directory of Music Organizations (Info.) - from the College Music Society
Music Council of Australia List of National Music Organizations ?
See also Music Centers and Nonprofit Organizations

Shades of Idol
Written by Eric Olsen
Published November 11, 2002
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More "synergy." Idol's 19 company certainly isn't the only one to stack the deck in its favor. Check out this story on Disney radio from the LA Times:

Among radio broadcasters across the country, Hilary Duff's sugary pop tune "I Can't Wait" has fallen completely flat. A single station — in Albuquerque — has played the song just one time, and that was back in September.

There is, however, a glaring exception: the Radio Disney empire. On its 52 stations nationwide, "I Can't Wait" is ranked No. 1, with Duff getting more airplay than Britney Spears. In Los Angeles, Disney's KDIS-AM (710) has played the song a whopping 850 times during the last six weeks.

So why is Radio Disney in such a hurry to play "I Can't Wait"?

Critics in the industry think they have an answer: Duff is under contract with Buena Vista Records, which is a sister company of Radio Disney, which is affiliated with the Disney Channel, which telecasts "Lizzie McGuire," which stars Duff.

Many question whether the cozy relationship among the players — all owned by Burbank-based entertainment giant Walt Disney Co. — violates arm's-length broadcasting rules of the Federal Communications Commission.

Although some of those rules have become murkier with sweeping consolidation in radio, media watchdogs say Disney and other broadcasters are testing the limits.

"This stuff clearly violates the spirit — if not the letter — of the law," said media expert Robert McChesney, a professor of communications at University of Illinois. "It undermines the integrity of the public airwaves, corroding editorial space with commercial factors. It's very damaging."

Robin Jones, head of programming at Radio Disney, said the radio chain does not give preferential treatment to acts with business ties to its corporate parent.

"I could see where someone might misconstrue that there was a conflict of interest with this song," Jones said. "But Hilary Duff was truly driven to No. 1 by kid requests ... not by what label" her song is on.

Umm.
in the mid-1980s, the FCC decided the disclosure regulation was "unnecessarily restrictive." The agency believed market forces would correct abuses naturally. Stations that plugged their own products, the theory went, would be abandoned by listeners, who would turn to a plethora of other choices on the dial.

The problem is that those choices no longer exist, and the rules have not been updated to reflect the effect of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, which eliminated restrictions on broadcast mergers.

"The tremendous consolidation of recent years has made the entire landscape less competitive," FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps said. "I understand the arguments for synergy. But I think it's time that broadcasters start taking their public interest responsibilities more seriously. And I think the FCC needs to be more vigilant in monitoring and enforcing the laws."

Today's broadcast environment is dominated by corporate giants such as Clear Channel Communications Inc. It controls more than 1,200 stations, many in the same city.

Hmm.

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#1 — November 11, 2002 @ 17:32PM — Moose [URL]
Having 3 kids that listen to Radio Disney and watch The Disney Channel and Toon Disney, I can say that a lot of these kids will put Duff at number one. This is a 3-14 age group. Radio Disney has this wrapped up. You don't hear KROQ-FM playing this stuff as well as the Hampster Dance Song over and over... that is beacuase they are a totally different market (it would be nice if KDIS-AM 710 would switch to FM so at least the music would sound better... I couldn't believe the difference between N*Sync on AM and FM (not that I like N*Sync, but if I am listening to it in the car with my kids, it could at least sound better.)
10 things you can teach kids to improve their Web safety
Published: September 20, 2006
Before you allow your child to go online without your supervision, make sure you establish a set of rules that you can all agree on.

If you're not sure where to start, here are some ideas on what to discuss with your kids to teach them about using the Internet more safely.

1.
Encourage your kids to share their Internet experiences with you. Enjoy the Internet along with your children.

2.
Teach your kids to trust their instincts. If they feel nervous about anything online, they should tell you about it.

3.
If your kids visit chat rooms, use instant messaging (IM) programs, online video games, or other activities on the Internet that require a login name to identify themselves, help them choose that name and make sure it doesn't reveal any personal information about them.

4.
Insist that your kids never give out your address, phone number, or other personal information, including where they go to school or where they like to play.

5.
Teach your kids that the difference between right and wrong is the same on the Internet as it is in real life.

6.
Show your kids how to respect others online. Make sure they know that rules for good behavior don't change just because they're on a computer.

7.
Insist that your kids respect the property of others online. Explain that making illegal copies of other people's work—music, video games, and other programs—is just like stealing it from a store.

8.
Tell your kids that they should never meet online friends in person. Explain that online friends may not be who they say they are.

9.
Teach your kids that not everything they read or see online is true. Encourage them to ask you if they're not sure.

10.
Control your children's online activity with advanced Internet software. Parental controls can help you filter out harmful content, monitor the sites your child visits, and find out what they do there.

Songs that Teach Music Appreciation, Music Theory
and Musical Instruments


* Sound clips are available from these pages.

Bach: Biography and the Minuet in G * --Sing Your Way to the Classics
Beethoven's Wig * -- Lyrics by Richard Perlmutter
Music: Beethoven's 5th Symphony by Ludwig Von Beethoven
Cello * -- Jack Grunsky
Choo Choo Ka -- Teaching the terms pianissimo and fortissimo to young children. *
Good-Bye Song * -- Hap Palmer
I am a Fine Musician *
Everything is Music * -- Bill Harley
5 Strings On My Banjo * -- Jim Gill
Giuseppe Verdi and La Donna é Mobile from "Rigoletto" * -- Sing Your Way to the Classics
The Instrument Song * -- (The Orchestra Song) Austrian Folk*
Listen to the Bluegrass * -- Phil Rosenthal
The Mandolin Song * -- Rosenshontz
My Ups and Downs -- Jim Gill*
Percussion Band * -- Jack Grunsky
Saxophones -- Jim Gill*
Songbirds * -- Jack Grunsky
Street Beat * -- Jack Grunsky
The Tempo Marches On * -- Jim Gill
Toe Leg Knee -- Jim Gill
Triangles, Bells, Sticks, and Maracas * -- Sharon MacDonald

Musical meaning for children and those who teach them
American Music Teacher, Oct-Nov, 2005 by Patricia Shehan Campbell
<< Page 1 Continued from page 2. Previous | Next We feel the joy of children who sing, dance and play. Children are preservers who hold fast to our past musical history, and they are inventors. They make the music we teach them to know, and they create their own. Give children a piano, and off they go, playing with the possibilities. Pots and pans will do, too, or sticks, boxes--anything they can get their hands on. Because they have tunes and grooves inside them, children express them with little provocation. They may play the Bach D Minor Invention as their assigned piece for the week, but we should not be surprised if they veer off into new territory, off the beaten-track and into their own need for musical invention. Children may become lost or ensnarled, and some of their music may go missing without teachers and other musically proficient adults to help the young along, however. They need their teachers to take them to their "musical maximum," beyond the point of their natural musical sensibilities. Teachers are their musical guides, and it is their knowledge of children's individual needs, ways and means that bring children to their fullest musical potential. Lessons from the Children As the little prince in Saint-Exuperey's classic work observed, "Adults never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome to be always and forever explaining things to them." Without explicit explanations, we learn from children through their gentle and joyful conversations. In fact, children's own words of wisdom about music and its meaning in their lives allow us insight for better pedagogical pathways that take them forward. The quips and quotes that follow belong to children in the Songs in Their Heads project, even as the interpretations come from my own reflections as a practicing music teacher (Campbell 1998). "Music gets me going and gives me strength"--Carrie, age 6. The multiple effects of music are sometimes startling to realize, as it stimulates, sedates and motivates children. Music can settle down a child, as well as perk up another one. It can serve the timid and the thick-skinned, the serious and the happy-go-lucky and the restrained or repressed and the emotionally "unbridled." Through careful selection of music for play, work and quiet times, we teachers can help empower children, instill in them a strength of spirit and prepare them to perform their waiting tasks with energy and even cheerful demeanors. It would benefit us to tap into the knowledge of music therapists, who are trained in the application of music for the treatment of particular types of social behaviors, emotional conditions and even moods. The development of stronger relationships between teachers and therapists may provide for children's increased well-being, with recommendations for the use of music within the family, at school or in the studio lesson. Suggestions for the use of music as therapy can be found in Jayne M. Standley's Music Techniques in Therapy, Counseling, and Special Education (1991). Because kids' songs should be fun for the entire family CustomKidSongs has music that isn't the typical cutesy kids songs you find everywhere. Your kid will love these personalized songs, and don't be surprised if you find yourself dancing along, too. The CD includes 6 personalized songs with your kid's name sung in 5 of them, and your kid's first name printed on the CD...all for only $14.95! (plus shipping & handling) Kids from Singapore to Scotland to Hawaii are already enjoying their own CD. Now your kids can, too... Click on any of the kids hands __ and you'll be taken to our secure purchase area where you can make your choices. Also, remember, these CD's of personalized songs are custom made with your kid's name, so if you don't see your kid's name on our list, click on the "new kid in town" link. That will take you to a purchase page where you can fill in your request for your kid's name to be added...for only $5 more. (plus shipping & handling) We don't mean a different spelling of a name you see...just a name that isn't shown at all! We'll gladly do different spellings for you...at no extra charge! We ask that you please refrain from one-of-a-kind nicknames. Thanks. If you'd like to be one of the first to know about any seasonal specials, be sure to sign up for our emails on the contact page. Be sure and check out the CD Birthday Card! The popular "Birthday Dance" personalized song is a CD by itself. It's a gift and a card in one. Your kid's name is printed on the CD's, sung in the song, and they come enclosed in brightly colored envelopes. Your color choices are: Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, & Green...all for only $6.00 (plus shipping & handling) Click on the CD Birthday card image below to purchase. Don't forget to check your "basket contents" before you check out to be sure you're purchasing what you want! The full-length kids CD's are delivered in candy colored "clamshell" cases. The color choices are: Pretty Pink Blueberry Blue Grapey Purple Lime Green Orange Orange Lemon Yellow Here's our current list of kids' names (in alphabetical order). Remember: You can order a variation on the spelling of any of these names at no extra charge. Aaron Aaliyah Abbie Abbey Abby Abe Abigail Adam Addie Adell Addison Addy Adrene Adrian Ahri Aiden Aiyana (eye-onna or a-onna) Aiyanna Alec Alessia Alex Alexa Alexander Alexandra Alexis Alicia Alivea Aliyah Allan Allison Alyssa Amanda Amariah Amber Andani Anderson Andrea (ondraya) Andreana (ondreana) Andrew Andy Angellina Anja Anna Ann Anne Annie Anny Anthony April Archer Ari Arlyssa Art Ashlee Ashley Ashli Ashlyn Ashlynn Ashtin Ashten Ashton Austin Autumn Ava Avery Bailey Bayne Bella Ben Benjamin Billy Blake Bodie Bowen Braden Bradley Bradon Branden Brandon Brayden Braxton Brendan Brendin Brendon Brenna Brett Brianna (bree-anna or bree-onna) Brianne Brina Brittany Britton Brock Brooke Brooks Bryce Brynne Cade Caden Cal Caleb Calli Cameron Canon Canyon Carley Carly Caroline Carson Carter Casey Cassandra Cassie Casten Catherine Catrina Cavanaugh Chance Chapin Chloe Christian Christopher Christy Clare Claudia Clay Coco Cody Cole Colin (coh-lin or callin) Colton Conner Courtney Crew Dallis Daniel Danielle Darbi Darbie Darby David Dawson Delaney Denver Derek Dexter Dodge Dominic Dominique Drew Duncan Dylan Elene/Elayna Elise Elizabeth Ella Ellie Eliot Elliott Elly Emillio Emily Emma Emmett Emmie Erik Erin Ethan Evan Faith Ferny Finn Francesca Francie Franco Frankie Franky Gabe Gabriel Gabriella Gage Gavin Genevieve Gentry Georgia Gia Gianna (gee-onna) Giavanna Gigi Gillian Grace Gregory Guy Haley Halsey Hannah Harper Harrison Harry Hayden Helena (hulayna) Henry Holly Hope Hunter Ian Imagene Imogene Indigo Ireland Isaac Isabel Isabella Isabelle Isaiah Jace Jacelle Jack Jackson Jacob Jacqueline Jada Jade Jaden Jake James Jamie Janesha Jared Jarrod Jasmine Jason Javin Jaycee JayJay Jeffrey Jenna Jennifer Jeremy Jesse Jessica Jessie Jesslyne Jewels JillyAnn Jimmy John Johnny Jonah Jonasen Jonathan Jordan Joseph Joshua Josie Julia Julian Julianna Justin Kailan Kailey Kaitlyn Kalen Kaliska Kara Karen (kerren & kayren) Kate Katie Katin Katri Kayla Keegan Keely Kellan Kelly Kelsey Kendall Kera Kerry Khyanne Kia Kiki Kiley Kilon Kinsley Kirra Kiya Kristin Kristina Kyle Kylee Lacey Laci Lacie Lander Landon Laney Laurel Lauren Layton Leif Leighton Lena Lia Liam Lianna Lilia Lily Lindsay Lindsey Lizzie Logan Lola Lori Lory Lottie Louis Lucy LucyBelle Luke Luta Mac Macy Maddy Madeline Madison Maggie Makenzie Mallory Marcie Maria Marisa Marlee MaryAnn Mason Matthew Max Maximillian McKenna Megan Melaini Melissa Michael Michelle Mikayla Mira Miranda Molly Morgan Moriah Murron Mya Nash Natalie Nathan Nevada Neveah Nicholas Nick Nico Nicole Noah Olin Orion Otto Owen Paige Paris Parker Patrick Paul Peri Peyton Philip Preston Pria (pree-uh) Quinn Rachel Radek Rashad Reagan (ree-gan) Rece Reese Rene' Rex Richlyn Riley River Robert Ruby Russel Russell Ryan Ryland Sabrina Sadie Sage Sagey Sam Samantha Santino Sarah Savannah (savonna or savanna) Saylah Saylor Scarlet Scarlett Scott Sebastian Serena Shay Shelby Siena Sienna Skylar Sofi Sofie Sophia Sophie Spencer Spiro Steven Stewart Suzy Sydney Talia Tallulah Tana Tanner Tate Tatum Tavin Taylor Teya (tay-uh) Theodora Thomas TomahJane Tonee Toney Toni Tony Tori Tracy Trevor Trey Trystin Tucker Ty Tyler Vanessa Victoria Vivek Weston Wiley Will Willa William Wyatt Wylie Zach Zack Zachary Zander Zia Zoe Zunika Fun websites Here are some fun links that you and your family might enjoy. If you have a fun website and you would like it added here, please e-mail me at jackie9724@att.net and put in the subject line "Fun Website for kids/adults" (Please no X-Rated websites), in the body of the e-mail give me your link and a little something about your site. Thanks! Not sure what to buy me for my birthday or Christmas click on My Amazon.com Wish List Not sure what to buy Kurt for his birthday or Christmas click on Kurt's Amazon.com Wish List My bookmarks (Feel free to look at them, but there are some websites for adults (over 18)) Grandma Norma's Cookbooks and Products Wildlight-Photography Neopian Neopets Central (Neopets Fan Site) The Simmies Depot (The Sims Fan Site) Skolster21's Index Site (Site full of links to RPGs and other stuff) Grafton Notch Neopet Center (Neopets Fan site) Craig & Kathy's Home Page Reeves Clan (A friends family website) Welcome to Kingston - Kitsap County, WA USA Access Washington Rodeo Drive-In - Bremerton, Wa - 360-698-6030 KDDA page (Kitsap Demolition Derby Assoc. in WA) Yahoo Movies: Silverdale/Poulsbo Area All programs, backgrounds, graphics/clipart, counters, and guestbooks used on this site (or in the making of this site) provided by the following: Kids Domain - Chanukah Icons Christmas Icons by Celeste 1001+ Free Background Graphics Halloween Howl Pat's Web Graphics Xara Online Web service applications for your website HTML Gear - Gear Specification - Guest Gear WinZip 9.0 SR-1 Evaluation Version - Download page NONAGES HTML Image Gallery Tools - Freeware St. Patrick's Day Clip Art: shamrocks Easter Clip Art: eggs in bowls Some Spring Flowers Clipart KIDS LOVE: animals art dinosaurs history math music science space activities coloring comics crafts girl's interests online games sports story books television video games Parents Teachers Seussville Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904. In honor of his birthday, we're spotlighting his entertaining Seussville website! Born under the name of Theodor Seuss Geisel, Seuss wasn't a real doctor, but his imaginative prescription for fun has delighted readers for more than 60 years. But it's not only the Doctor's birthday ... The Cat in the Hat turns 50 this year too! Clicking on the Cat in the Hat 50th Birthday link lets you color and send an e-card to the Cat. For every card sent, Random House will donate one book to First Book. There's plenty of fun to be found in Seussville as well, and you'll find a nice selection of games and activities to choose from in the site's "Playground" section. Go help celebrate Seuss's birthday by visiting today! Please Note: Seussville is best viewed with a high-speed DSL or Cable Internet connection. For dial-up users, visit the site through its Low Bandwidth option. Some games and features (such as the Cat in the Hat link above) are not included in the Low Bandwidth version. Find more sites like this in Activities Little People Activities This nice Fisher-Price site features educational games, coloring pages, cute stories, and a downloadable screen saver and wallpaper. The little people in your house should enjoy it! Find more sites like this in Activities, Coloring, Stories Motif Backgammon Here's a challenging version of Backgammon that you can play online! Try to outwit the computer and get your pieces off the board before it does. Complete rules are available for those who are new to the game. Try it, it's a lot of fun! Find more sites like this in Online Games Horse Breeds Here's a great resource for horse lovers! From Abyssinian to Zhemaichu, there are over 200 breeds of horses you can learn about at this site. Most are accompanied by multiple photographs and detailed descriptions. Find more sites like this in Animals The Book of Pooh Read an interactive story and help Pooh invite Piglet, Rabbit, or Tigger to breakfast by spelling their names, make some music with the musical honey pots, or play a fun game or activity. It's tigger-rific! Find more sites like this in Activities, Television Peanuts Fun and Games Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Linus are waiting for you to join them in this fun selection of games and other activities. Includes word puzzles, a coloring book, movies, and a lot more. Find more sites like this in Online Games, Coloring Print 'n' Go Coloring Book This National Geographic coloring book site has dozens of great animal pictures for you to color, featuring everything from owls to octopuses, and cheetahs to chimps! Find more sites like this in Animals, Coloring Steve Wozniak The Revolutionaries Silicon Valley is a well-known oasis of technical innovation. This site interviews such famous 'overachievers' such as Steve Wozniak (Apple), Nolan Bushnell (Atari), and 16 others, to find out how they turned their budding ideas into reality, changing the world for the rest of us in the process. Find more sites like this in Science, History Teach R Kids Math Learn number basics, addition, subtraction, fractions, and much more with these interactive online math worksheets. Exercises are designed for preschool through 3rd grade students. Find more sites like this in Math Alive Games Choose from an excellent collection of wacky games at this bright orange site. You can play the games online, or even download them to play on your computer if you like. Also includes a selection of downloadable screen savers. Find more sites like this in Online Games Clifford the Big Red Dog Join Clifford and all his friends for games, coloring, a story, and cut-outs fun. Also included is a TV schedule for the show and ideas for offline activities. Find more sites like this in Activities, Coloring, Stories Bananaboo There's lots to do at Bananaboo! 4 to 8 year olds will enjoy Bananaboo's big selection of puzzles, stories, craft ideas, jokes, coloring pages, cut-outs, and more. Find more sites like this in Activities KidSites.com lists only the best kids sites we find on the net. Each site is approved by our staff before being included in our listings. If you want the best sites for your kids, come to KidSites.com! Children's Fun Sites A-D A-D | E-J | J-M | N-S | S-Z 3D riDDle The idea in this little game is to navigate through a number of pages by solving three-dimensional riddles. On each page you have to solve a little puzzle hidden in a stereogram and - based on the outcome - choose one of four links to other pages, only one of which leads closer to the goal. 4Kids Treehouse Entertainment, Playroom, Projects, Reading, Science, Social Studies and Study Resources. 700 Great Sites For Kids Amazing, spectacular, mysterious, colorful web sites for kids and the adults who care about them. AFRO-Americ@ Kid's Zone All fun and games, Brain Teasers, Myths and Fables, and Discover Africa, all from the Afro American Newspaper Website. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Online Edition, Homework helper, more books, multimedia and more. The Amazing Picture Machine Find Pictures using their search, Lesson Ideas, and Search tips. American Museum of Natural History About the museum, Exhibitions, Research, Education, and Just for kids. Animal Guessing Game To play this game, think of an animal, answer yes or no questions and they'll guess your animal. Animaland A site for kids who love animals, play games, read stories and more. From the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Animated Greeting Cards For Kids Animated e-cards for kids UpToTen presents fun animated greeting cards with MP3 sound. Send them to your friends and family for birthdays, Easter, Christmas and any other occasion you can think of. A. Pintura Art Detective Educational Web Adventures, adventure in art history. Ask an Expert Connecting your students to an expert in the field is an excellent way of expanding their horizons, supplementing the curriculum with current information, and integrating Internet resources within your classroom. The sites on this page are links to experts in K-12 curricular related topics. Ask Jeeves For Kids Type a question, get an answer. Cool sites, teachers, students, today's word, arctic tour. Aunt Annie's Crafts Page Aunt Annie's Crafts takes the craft how-to book one step further by putting it on the computer. 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Chase Homepage 4 Kids Web Site Purpose: To share resources through links that kids of all ages will enjoy and find positive, interesting and useful. The Chevron Cars Learn Section a fun and educational based site for children, parents and educators alike. The site offers over 1,000 educational articles that have been categorized into subjects. Questions have been written to coincide with these articles and 2 games are offered to excite children (and adults) about learning. In the Know-It-All section, you can grow your brain and print certificates of achievement for your progress. The Answering Machine game awards a prize to the top scorer every month. The Children's Book Council Pages for Publishers, teachers & librarians, booksellers, parents, authors and illustrators, providing information about children's books. Children's Museum of Indianapolis Online Exhibits, All Aboard, Arts & Creativity, CineDome, Collections, Dinosaurs, Flight, Kinetosaurs, Planetarium, Playscape, Science, and World of William Joyce. Children's Storybooks Online Books to read for Young children, older children and young adults. Riddles, Maze, coloring book and a bookstore. Coloring.com Over 50 Online Coloring Pages, when you're through you can send them to a friend. Coloring Page Animated coloring pages On-line interactive colouring books and print-and-paint pages. Fun games for kids - suitable for preschool and primary school children. The interactive games require the Flash 4 plug-in. The Museum of Science History, galleries, resources, info desk, store and events. Play the network Puzzle, an on-line interactive problem-solving activity. Conjuror Magic Tricks Free Magic Tricks for the beginning Magician. Links to Card Trick Central, The M&M Magic Product Review, White Rabbit, and Juggling INformation Service. 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