Category Archives: kids songs

Helping Kids with Silly Fears and Negative Thinking

True story: Last week I saw a family from Brazil. The parents shared that their nine-year-old daughter thought she had “worms in her head.” As it turned out, they explained that this is simply an expression in Portuguese that describes a situation where you can’t get rid of bad thoughts. She was worried and couldn’t stop thinking about […]

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Tragic Effects of Bullying When Bystanders Don’t “Stand Up”

Time Magazine reported yesterday that yet another victim of bullying has killed himself. Thirteen-year-old Daniel Fitzpatrick of Staten Island, New York committed suicide after making a number of futile attempts to get his school to protect him from constant bullying by classmates. His father wrote “No parent should have to bury their child. No child […]

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The Magic of Music

Music has an almost magical capacity to touch our souls and elicit strong feelings. For adults, an old tune or two can trigger a walk down memory lane. It can be used for clients needing to grieve the loss of a loved one. For teens in therapy, asking them about their favorite songs and artists […]

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Social & Emotional Learning Improves Academics

Glance up to the upper left corner of this page and you’ll see a little orange balloon with some words that say: HAPPY KIDS LEARN BETTER! It may come as no surprise that this concept is so central a theme to my work and to this website. Happy Kids Songs and activities have been specifically designed for kids hearts and minds! […]

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Talk It Out

A new article was published today about research on families and communication. In a nutshell, it emphasizes how helpful it can be for  kids to talk their problems out, and how parents benefit from seeing such interactions. “When children fight with their siblings, they learn important lessons, such as how to settle, negotiate, and compromise. They begin to […]

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Should I Spank My Child?

The majority of psychologists, researchers and parenting experts have come to the same conclusion: spanking and other forms of physical discipline can pose serious risks to children. The American Psychological Association discourages any form of physical punishment, seeing it as both harmful and unnecessary. Thirty countries in the world have banned physical punishment of children, […]

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Tips for Teaching Kids Communication Skills

A common challenge for kids today is communicating feelings in ways that help instead of hurt. Effective techniques can be learned, and then it’s just a matter of putting these tools into practice. Whether it’s anger, hurt, fear, sadness, or guilt, research tells us that feelings want to come out. Feelings held inside often result […]

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The Gift of Giving

This is the time of year when, ideally, people think about how to help others less fortunate. It’s impossible to turn on the news without seeing the needs of others in your community or elsewhere in the world. Given the difficult parts of the holiday season—extra things to do, children out of school wanting to […]

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Tips to Help Kids Tell the Truth

When parents are asked to name values that they want to instill in their kids, honesty is usually high on the list. If your goal is to build honesty and discourage lying in your children, what’s the best way to do it? If you do catch your child in a lie, what should you do then? […]

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Helping Kids with Fears of War and Terrorism

  These are uncertain, turbulent times, colored as they are by fears about terrorism. As a result, children as well as adults are experiencing higher levels of stress. When a flu bug is going around, conscientious parents make sure that their child is getting plenty of sleep, vitamins, and a healthy diet to build their […]

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  • The music is so inviting and upbeat, kids may not notice it’s teaching them a thing or two as they bop to the beats.

     

    - Parenting Magazine


  • 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, Co-Author, Chicken Soup for the Soul ®


    Winner:

    • Mom’s Choice Award
    • iParenting Award
    • Teacher’s Choice Award
    • The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval
    • Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Children's Products 2015
    • National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval
    • and numerous other awards

    Happy Kids Songs

    For kids 4-8 years of age

  • Some of the Stars!