Keys to Happiness and Success
Through the Magic of Music
8 Award-Winning Albums— each with 5 Songs
Join the thousands of parents and teachers worldwide who have discovered these kids songs– a fun and effective way to boost character, social and emotional skills.
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Dr. Mac is a child psychologist, author, school consultant, lecturer, award-winning songwriter, and writer and director of music for the PBS hit, Jay Jay the Jet Plane.
Research shows that Happy Kids Songs not only entertain, but also help kids learn important tools for living. There may be no more powerful method of learning than through music, and no more important lessons for children than those that focus on character and social and emotional skills.
No child can be happy all the time, but all kids can be happier with improved character, social & emotional skills.
Children today have more sophisticated taste in music than we give them credit for. Many parents, searching for quality music for kids, are frustrated by their children’s attraction to adult music. Happy Kids Songs provide not only high quality entertainment, but also help children ground the many valuable concepts that they can grow by.
Give your kids the extra boost-–
Happy Kids Workbook: Hands-on Activities to Build Character, Social and Emotional Skills
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This 125-page activity book includes the kids’ lyrics and coloring pages plus adds more than a hundred lessons and activities for parent and teachers to share with kids.
An excellent way to have fun and further enhance learning, this spiral bound handbook has 3-5 activities for each of the 40 Happy Kids Songs. Includes 8 1/2 x 11″ reproducible master copies of the kids’ activity pages. Click on the “Buy Now” button to purchase or see sample pages.
There may be no more powerful method of learning than through music, and no more important lessons for children than those that focus on character and social and emotional skills.
Research points to the importance of teaching social and emotional skills, and these songs for children help them to develop the ability to persist in the face of adversity, take turns being in charge, deal with teasing and bullying, learn positive thinking, the characteristics of friendship, how to show appreciation, celebrate diversity, and overcome shyness and fears.
Music for kids can also be an effective means of teaching character. A number of Dr. Mac’s songs focus on helping kids with manners and how to be more disrespectful. Children learn in their families, in one way or the other, for better or worse, about things such as the purpose of life, the reason for suffering, and what it is to be a good person. Character education occurs whether or not such things are ever discussed directly in the household. Why not have fun, positive, songs and music activities for kids that are also really educational?
Kids today are experiencing levels of stress like never before, and what they see and hear is forming new connections in their rapidly growing brains. These songs and music activities for kids have been shown to be an effective means of enhancing learning and retention. Most people can remember the words and meanings of songs for children that they haven’t heard for years, perhaps because music lights up a such a variety of brain centers, including language, hearing, and rhythmic motor control. (Isn’t it how you still remember your ABCs?)
Brain researchers note that songs for children “tickle” the brain in a highly pleasurable way. It releases endorphins that provide feelings of happiness and energy. A fun way to “make the medicine go down,” kids welcome tools to better handle their feelings, relationships, and practice positive thinking. Anthropologists point out that all cultures embrace music in a variety of forms, and it’s the only thing that, worldwide, people spend more on than prescription drugs!
Recent research has also shown that Happy Kids Songs create positive changes in children, both under the conditions of hearing the songs alone, and also by participating in the school lessons—the music activities for kids. Some of the most significant improvements for both first and second graders were in “encouraging others to do their best,” as well as following rules in the group. There were also positive changes with confidence.
First and second graders have shown dramatic changes in learning skills in approaching peers, using effective tools with teasing and bullying, understanding and using the Golden Rule, resolving conflicts by talking out feelings, staying on task, having a positive attitude, and applying concepts learned from Happy Kids Songs to everyday situations. Parents were enthusiastic, reporting that the project prompted meaningful and helpful family discussions.
Whether you are a parent looking for a way to keep your child entertained or a teacher looking for new ways to boost character, social and emotional skills in your students, you can count on these songs for kids to bring out the best.
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