Saturday, May 30, 2009
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Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I absolutely LOVE Global Wonders - their DVD's have been checking out like crazy at our library and my own daugther begs me often to bring another one home!! SO when they sent me their CD: Around the World Music - I was thrilled. It DOES NOT disappoint - the music is fun and gives a nice feel for music from other cultures. Don't miss this one! It is planned to be a series, and I am excited about that!
Here is what Global Wonders says:
Global Wonders™ Unveils ‘Around the World Music,’ Bringing Children and Families an Authentic Global Musical Experience Just in time for World Music Day
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Available Exclusively Beginning May 19th on iTunes and May 26th on Amazon.com
Features Emmy Award Winning Composer and Culturally Authentic Musical Performances Creating a Fun and Educational Experience
Global Wonders: Around the World Music. Featuring authentic cultural styles, original compositions and fun sing-a-long songs, the album helps parents nurture cultural awareness in their children by exploring new rhythms and musical genres from around the world.
Global Wonders is an award-winning brand of children’s cross-cultural entertainment and education. The new album follows the successful launch of the Global Wonders DVD series and iTunes children’s video podcast, which shot to the top 10 in iTunes’ Kids & Family category.
Global Wonders: Around the World Music is produced and composed by Emmy Award winner Jim Latham, whose work includes original songs, themes and scores for a variety of children's programming (JoJo's Circus, Dragon Tales, and Disney Princess: A Christmas of Enchantment). For Global Wonders, Latham leveraged his broad musical experiences to meet the challenge of creating an album that was kid-friendly, culturally authentic and educational.
The first album in what will be an ongoing series , Around the World Music includes the Global Wonders Theme Song (A Great Big World) featuring a catchy sing-along chorus with layers of instruments from eight different countries, including an Indian Sitar, Australian Didgeridoo, Japanese Koto, a Ghana log drum and a Scottish Bagpipe. In Global Wonders Hello, children are introduced to words and phrases to say “Hello” in 10 different languages.
The album includes 19 songs covering cultures and musical styles from
Global Wonders: Around the World Music will be available exclusively for download on iTunes beginning May 19, and for order at Amazon.com as of May 26; suggested retail price is $9.99. A music video, Global Wonders: Hello, also is available on iTunes .
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Mary M. Byers’ new book, Making Work at Home Work, would have been my "bible" during those early years of staying at home AND trying to make an at-home job work together! I needed this kind of advice back then, but am even benefiting from it now!
In Making Work at Home Work, Byers offers work-at-home moms practical advice about combining the role of being a mom and a successful business woman. She covers things like:
Deciding why you are working at home - how much of your time do you really NEED to give to your job?
Making time to relax.
Setting boundaries in order to protect your family and yourself.
How do develop a plan for childcare.
Organizing your business.
How do deal with all the stuff life throws at you and still have an organized business and life.
Here is one of my favorite things that Byers' has done with this book. All throughout the book are interviews with real work-at-home moms who share their stories - what has worked for them and what hasn't. You can read their stories and be challenged and encouraged. Byers offers great insight for work-at-home moms who want to juggle it all and juggle it well!
Don't leave yet - you need to know that the author, Mary M. Byers, is currently hosting a contest on her blog. The winner will receive a copy of the book AND a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com! Visit the book’s blog tour headquarters for more information.