We know that music builds brainpower. The Ready to Rock Kids series also builds social and emotional skills while supporting character education. Upbeat, inviting songs by a child psychologist and award- winning songwriter teach positive thinking, respect, responsibility, including everyone, good manners, friendship, self-esteem, best effort, honesty, kindness, and more. As kids bop to the beat, they don’t even know they’re learning! The songs are musically sophisticated and professionally produced; adults will enjoy them, too. The companion book includes activities that reinforce key concepts, reproducible activity pages, and complete lyrics.
In Ready to Rock Kids Volume 1, twelve original songs and more than 60 activities teach and reinforce positive thinking, respect, responsibility, including everyone good manners, friendship, self-esteem, best effort, honesty, kindness, and more.
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Dr. Mac (a.k.a. Don R. MacMannis, Ph.D.), is a child psychologist, teacher, and award-winning songwriter. His credits include writing and directing music for the PBS hit, Jay Jay the Jet Plane. His fun-filled music provides children with the building blocks to happiness and success.Review:
“A wonderful, beautifully produced project. . . . I’m impressed with the excellent kid singers, arrangements, songs, and production. . . . (Dr. Mac), has done that VERY challenging thing of giving positive messages in a non-preachy way—that’s no easy job.”
—Cathy Fink, 2003 and 2004 Children’s Music Grammy winner
“I listen to your CDs with my grandchildren, and we love them...”
—Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., author of Emotional Intelligence, and Social Intelligence
“A must-have for elementary school guidance counselors.”
—School Library Journal
“I highly recommend this creative and entertaining way to give children life-long tools for getting along. Fabulous full-production music for the souls of children and families.”
—Jack Canfield, coauthor, Chicken Soup for the Soul®
“The lyrics in these songs stand out in a way that’s obvious, as they talk directly to kids about behavior, communication, and other issues or problems that they are experiencing every day. In a joyful and magical way, they invite kids to participate in their own solutions.”
—Michael McDonald, singer/songwriter
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Book Description Free Spirit Publishing, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1575422441
Book Description Free Spirit Publishing, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1575422441
Book Description Free Spirit Publishing, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111575422441