In addition to being a child psychologist, school consultant, and lecturer, Don is also an award-winning singer, songwriter and producer specializing in creative projects for young children. He was the music director and songwriter for the PBS hit series, Jay Jay the Jet Plane, and has won numerous awards for his songwriting and production talents.
Below is a list of Don’s fun, award-winning songs (for 4 to 8-year-olds) that provide kids with a variety of effective tools for different themes.
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There are free downloads with lyrics, coloring and activity pages for each of the 8 albums.
An excellent way to have fun at home and further enhance learning, this workbook has 3-5 additional activities for each of the 40 Kids EP songs. It includes all of the eight album themes, with 8 ½ x 11″ reproducible master copies of the kids’ activity pages (so you won’t have to download them.)
Activities include arts and crafts, movement, drama, and games and are provided across the span of ages 4-8. Some are more appropriate for younger children, and some for older. Some might involve siblings or other kids, and others are more individually focused. You’ll be able to adapt them to age as needed, using the ideas as springboards for discussion.
Some activities will require you to gather basic supplies. The materials suggested in most cases are readily available around school or home. In some cases you may know of a way to adapt the activity for use with other materials. A good practice is to always try the activity yourself before using it with children.
“…a wonderful, beautifully produced project. We’re impressed with the excellent kid singers, arrangements, songs and production. You’ve done that VERY challenging thing of giving positive messages in a non-preachy way and we know that’s no easy job.”
–Cathy Fink, 2003 & 2004 Children’s Music Grammy winner