Every kid would love to have a neighbor like Janie living next door - cute, bubbly and tons of fun. The next best thing is Janie's debut album "Come Sing Along with JANIE NEXT DOOR," which has been:
* Family Approved by the Dove Foundation
*Approved by Parents' Choice
*Recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award
*Winner of a Tillywig Toy & Media Sterling Fun Award
*Creative Child Awards - 2013 CD of the Year - Kids Sing and Dance CD's category
*Reviewed and recommended by School Library Journal, March 2013.
This bright yellow CD has 18 original, bouncy songs that will stick in your head, and you won’t want them to leave. Whether you are singing along in the car, or marching, dancing and clapping along at home or in the classroom, this CD goes anywhere and everywhere children are having a great time – with some learning thrown in for good measure.
Sing along with songs like "I've Got New Shoes," "Can I Go Out and Play?," "I've Got a Loose Tooth in My Head" and "Lunchbox, Lunchbox." There are songs for marching and skipping, and there are songs like "Jump Out O' Bed" and "The Clap and Stomp Game" that have actions guaranteed to get children up and moving to the music.
And for an extra bonus, kids are introduced to an instrument they don’t hear very often: the accordion. Janie (musician/singer/songwriter JANE CHRISTISON) soars while showcasing its versatility - the accordion is not just for weddings and polkas anymore! There's even a song called "I Love Playing Accordion," expressing her passion for the instrument. Jane's accordion has a MIDI system which allows her to blend the sounds of other instruments with that of the acoustic accordion, adding interest and even some sound effects to the music.
When asked about the inspiration for her kid’s songs, Jane says, “I’ve played over 1,000 MUSIC WITH A SMILE® performances for seniors groups and retirement communities. During the programs I reminisce about things like ‘Do you remember chasing fireflies on hot summer nights?’ or ‘Do you remember going back to school in the fall?’ I started waking up with children’s songs in my head, and I’d try them out on my seniors. When they enjoyed my ‘children’s’ songs, I realized that they have multigenerational appeal, from the kiddos just having fun with the joy of music, to the parents and grandparents being reminded of fond childhood memories!”
"Janie's collection of original songs is entertaining for adults and a blast for kids! The tunes are catchy, the lyrics cute . . . the sound effects are novel, the energy is contagious . . . something for everyone to love!" Debbie Gray, BME, MAT Educator, Author and Keynote Speaker