Monday, March 26, 2012

We Got the Beat

Music is one of the biggest parts of my life. There was not a time I can remember growing up when there was not music, singing or a guitar playing in my home. As I got older, I enjoyed nothing more than coming home from college and dancing with my nephews in my sister's kitchen. I knew that I would want to give the gift of music enjoyment to my daughter as well. We love singing, dancing and being together. One of our favorite times to do this is while I cook and my daughter helps me. The book, All Together Singing in the Kitchen is the perfect helpmate for this.

Music is not only fun, but it’s also the foolproof way to family harmony and connection—it can soothe a crying baby, engage an active toddler, entertain during long car rides, and help everyone get through daily chores. In All Together Singing in the Kitchen you’ll find all the tools you need for family music making—you don’t need to know a thing about music to get started. With over thirty songs (with lyrics, chords, and audio recordings) to get you singing, musical games to get you dancing, and tips on playing instruments to get you grooving, this book will help you make music a larger part of your family’s life, from playtime to bedtime.

Making music with any group of people is one of the best and surest ways to forge deep emotional connections. Making music with the members of your family practically guarantees a lifetime of distinct, memorable, warm moments of togetherness.

My daughter is learning some sign-language at school and we love Three Craws which allows us to sing, while using our hands to express the song. ABC Song is another favorite. All Together Singing in the Kitchen is not just about music, it is about togetherness. It keeps us moving, having fun, and connecting with each other. My husband usually sits on the sidelines as giggles, but sometimes we get him to join in. Who can resist a singing, dancing four-year-old. This books and its ideas have helped brighten rainy days and stem tantrums at the start. The accompanying CD is great to take in the car too. Music really does make the world go round!


  1. Thank you so much for writing about our book! I love picturing you all in your kitchen, singing, dancing, giggling... I bet you'll be making up your own verses to come of the songs soon. We'd love to hear about it.

    Also, I do the sign language to the ABC song too. The alphabet is often one of the first things school age children learn to sign. Happy singing!
    Katryna Nields

  2. The world has just gotten a little better


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