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School Library Journal says, “catchy tunes…teach concepts”

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School Library Journal, April, 2009

PreS-K–With original music and lyrics composed by Dolores Ormandy, the CD is narrated, arranged, and performed by Rob Schwimmer who is joined by vocalist Teresa Williams. Cheery, catchy tunes are intended to help teach concepts such as time (“Sixty Seconds”), geography (“North America”), phonics (“The Letters,” “Vowels”), and math (“Twelve Little Stars”) to young children. Several movement songs are also included: “Star Dance,” “Art Dance,” and “Come Dance With Me.” The songs are arranged as a story about a brother and a sister who live on a farm, attend school, and take a trip during summer vacation. Schwimmer has a pleasant, patient demeanor in the storytelling segues he delivers between songs. The vocalists capture the spirit of each song… youngsters will enjoy listening to them during play time or in the car.–Stephanie Bange, Wilmington-Stroop Branch, Dayton Metro Library, OH