Break it Down! by Bierko Productions

Members Beth and Scott Bierko added to the fun of the conference’s Round Robin with their song Break it Down. As this time of year usually involves a lot of eating, it seemed the perfect time to learn more about our digestive systems! Scott and I co-wrote this with a group of 4th graders at the […]

Songs of Thanks

The CMN listserv is often a lively collection of discussions, debates and tips. It is also a wonderful resource for songs. A member recently asked for songs of thanks, and unsurprisingly, CMN delivered! There were so many beautiful songs suggested, it would have been too overwhelming to post them all. I am sharing a few […]

Over the River and Through the Woods on Throwback Thursday

Today’s Throwback Thursday was a duet of sorts, between members Alina Celeste and Gari Stein. A poem by Lydia Maria Child, this classic Thanksgiving song was originally called “The New-England Boy’s Song about Thanksgiving Day” It appeared in her book, Flowers for Children, Volume 2, in 1844. It celebrates childhood memories of visiting her Grandfather’s House, which has a […]

November Songs

This is a repost from member Liz Buchanan’s blog. It features many songs from CMN members. It’s November! Time to sing about turkey and more. Today, I feature a few songs that I’ve learned from my colleagues. The first is an all-time fave by my Chicago-based pal, “Miss Carole” Stephens. It’s a turkey dance that […]

SINGING A STORY – The Magic of Musical Books, Part I

The following information is adapted from posts on In Harmony – A music education blog from Heritage Music Press and member Brigid Finucane’s post on the wonderful Prek and K Sharing blog.  Hello, everyone. Ms. Brigid here, from Merit School of Music  in Chicago, IL. Thank you for joining me. An App to Love Before we get […]

Partner Spotlight: Growing Sound

The Children’s Music Network is honored and grateful for the support of our wonderful Business Sponsors and Non-Profit Partners. This series is meant to shed a little more light on what they do. 1. What is your mission? We are a multi-award winning children’s music publisher that develops music CDs and other Resources that translate key […]