Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Cheryl Melody Changes the World One Note at a Time...
For over 25 years singer/songwriter Cheryl Melody, B.M.ED., MA, has been bringing music to life. Melody, as she is known by her friends, is filled with both passion and compassion, which seems to come through each note of her music. Cheryl's music has garnered a Kidlutions Preferred Product Award for two sets of three CD's.
The first set includes (for early childhood):
Let's Pretend and More (Ages 4-7)
Songs that Make the Heart Feel Good (2-8...and for those young at heart)
Peek-a-Boo, I Love You (Birth - age 5)
These CD's boast a broad range of offerings, with an upbeat mix of both songs and stories. Some songs are classics and some are Melody's own creations. She includes a beautiful blend of mulitcultural songs from around the world, that can provide a wonderful conduit for a child's imagination. No matter which of these CD's you purchase (or better yet, if you get all three), you can be sure that you are buying a product that will bolster your child's self-esteem, nurture their hearts, improve their social and listening skills and enhance their creativity. Melody even teaches kids how to be their own best friend.
A bonus is the foot stomping, hand clapping, finger tapping, singing, dancing good time that is guaranteed in all of Melody's works. These songs have far reaching effects...and will stay with your child for years to come. One child who listened to these CDs at bedtime as a preschooler at the age of 4, still remembers the lyrics to many of the songs as a fourth-grader. Now that's staying power.
The second set includes (for elementary aged up):
Friends Forever (ages 4/5-grade 2/3)
Celebrate (Ages 5-adults)
World Peace: The Children's Dream (Ages 5-10)
In this set of CD's, Melody conquers some big issues, such as character-building, self-respect, respect for others, bullying, conflict-resolution, anti-bias, world peace and more. All of this is handled in a way that is accessible to young people and helps them think about the impact they have on others, as well as the difference they can make. These CD's empower kids to make good choices and to be "change-makers".
Once the CDs are purchased, some of the CD's have FREE downloadable lyrics, lesson plans and MORE that complement the music and stories.
Melody's life's work has been to teach others a kinder, more gentle way of being in this world. It is fascinating to read her life's story, which will give you more insight into the driving force behind the music and the message. Visit her site to learn more.
Congratulations, Melody, on your award-winning products.