Posts Tagged ‘songs’

we love this Music!

A.J. Jenkins, singer/songwriter

Listen and watch on You Tube or visit the website.

Terrific songs for toddlers. Educational and fun in a soothing folk music style.


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My Sing-Along Bible: 50 Easy-Read Stories + 50 Fun Bible Songs

A book with music CD for kids ages 3-6. 

Stephen Elkins. Tyndale House Publishers.


Let’s Read! Let’s Sing!My Sing-Along Bible is the perfect collection of easy-to-understand Bible stories and music for your wiggly, giggly toddler or preschooler! This book and music CD set includes creative retellings of favorite Bible stories. Plus, lively Bible and Scripture songs on the CD (included with the book) will inspire your child to sing and laugh while building a solid faith foundation. Includes 50 favorite Bible stories kids will love to read over and over again.
Review: This book is 50 stories/songs from cover to cover. Nothing more, nothing less. Each song/ story includes a small reading part, song lyrics, bible verse, a one sentence “little lesson”, and an illustration. A fun book for children, parents, and grandparents. A fun past-time to get a break from the heat (NC has been triple digits for too long).
I received this book from Tyndale in exchange for an honest review.

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Twin Sisters Productions -the leader in childrens educational musicThis is a terrific place for parents and educators to shop for quality educational and inspirational music resources for children. I’m happy to share my review of two products available from Twin Sisters-

Spanish CD/ Book Set


Great Value & Excellent Quality. I don’t usually mention price in my reviews, but $4.99 is such a good price for a great workbook. There are several other workbook titles available on their website. This 48 page workbook is reproducible; the CD is high quality audio of ear-pleasing singing voices and catchy songs. Perfect for ages 4-99. Grandpa (Abuelo) might just learn some Spanish with this book 🙂

Scripture Memory Christian 50-Count Game Cards


I think a flashcard scripture memory game is pretty neat. This game – only $2.99 – also includes a free song download.

“God’s Word is fun, challenging and a great family time activity with these Scripture Memory Game Cards! Kids will love learning scripture verses with this fun game designed for the beginning learner as well as the advanced Bible scholar! Perfect for Sunday school, home educators and family time!”

This game uses the NIV translation. The website doesn’t mention the translation used. Not a big deal, but here’s an example of how the answer for Deuteronomy 6:5 varies:

NIV Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

KJV And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

I like this game but do have two recommendations for it. The 1st is to have the cards two sided. The verse on one side and the answer on the other side. This would allow the player to “see” the verse instead of relying solely on listening to someone read it. And it would also make the game single player friendly. The 2nd recommendation is to have several blank lines representing each word needed to complete the verse. The game cards now only show a single blank line for answers with several words. 

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Notes From Dawn received the Spanish Workbook/CD and the Scripture Memory Game from Twin Sisters Productions in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Our lovely old piano has become more than just a lovely old piece of furniture. 

I know that nothing beats a good piano teacher; but, with the Piano Pronto books, we have self-taught our way to making music. While our living room isn’t a concert hall yet, the sounds coming from it are quite musical thanks to Jennifer’s books.

Many other books that we have attempted to learn from have failed us miserably. Piano Pronto delighted us and we highly recommend this incredible self-teaching book. (Applause)

It has made learning fun and practice times have been rewarding. The series of books start at Prelude and continue through to Movement Level 7. We have just finished Movement Level 1.

Movement 1 Essentials (Method Book & Teacher Duets)

Why we love it:

Theory is included throughout the book. The explanations are clear and are followed by a lesson that reinforces it.

“Pronto Prep” are practice pages that concentrates on the more difficult part of the next music selection.

The songs are enjoyable. Nothing kiddie-like or boring.  We enjoy listening to what we are playing and this is really important because practice means that you are going to hear it…. a lot. My favorites are the selections of classical music that are arranged to be played at my skill level. Our playing  sounds like music.

Lessons from a good teacher would add to the learning potential of these books. I purchased this book for my own home school use and wanted to share my opinion.

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