Jan 09 2013
January 14 â€“ March 11 at 9:00 â€“ 10:00 AM at Savona Elementary, 600 Tingle, to register please call 250-373-2520
during the following times (8:30-9:30 AM, 2:30-3:00 PM)
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May 31 2012
Each month, we have a maximum of ten guest post spots. If you write a post and your story is selected and published on the site in June and July, your name will be entered into the draw to win one amazingÂ 60-minute massage with Nicola at Aina Massage Spa!
Submit your story with 1 to 5 appropriate photos and a little bit about you, to email@example.com. Stories should be between 350 and 1250 words.
May 03 2012
I recently came across an old-school tape from my childhood.Â I adore having a tape deck in my car, nobody else has them anymore!!Â The kids, my husband and I have been totally loving it.Â Fred Penner and Marlo Thomas – nothing says old school quite like this..
This particular tape is from Marlo Thomas’ Free to Be You and Me.Â I went onto YouTube to see what I could find.
Some good tunes, though not the most incredible quality, unfortunately, and good laughs, for sure!
Apr 05 2012
Kammi shares some tunes her crew enjoys…
Listening and dancing to music is an everyday occurrence in our household.Â The kids and I love to turn the volume up and just sing and dance around the living room, especially late afternoon when tensions are high and everyone is becoming tired from the daysâ€™ activities.Â We arenâ€™t picky either â€“ we will listen to anything from country, eighties rock, 50â€™s jukebox favorites (we have a great CD of the great classics only they are sung by kids), silly songs, which are a combination of great kids songs and my daughterâ€™s favorite, classical music, which she calls ballet music.Â However, lately our music of choice as been a CD called, John Deere Crazy About TRACTOR SONGS!Â My son was given the CD by his nana for Christmas and the whole family hasnâ€™t stopped knee-slapinâ€™ since!Â The songs are a perfect match for our family as my husband grew up on a farm and worked for John Deere for many years and my dad has also worked for John Deere Corp. for over thirty years, so my son and daughter were already lovers of the big, green machines!
The CD includes 20 great kidsâ€™ classics such as Yankee Doodle Went To Town (riding on a TRACTOR), Sheâ€™ll Be Drivingâ€™ a John Deere Tractor When She Comes, This Old Tractor, and Iâ€™ve Been Workinâ€™ on My John Deere to just name a few and the best part â€“ they are sung by KIDS!Â I love this aspect of the CD as I think it makes such impact on my kids when listening to songs as they can really relate to them when they hear other kids actually singing them.Â The songs are upbeat, fun and have lyrics kids already know or can easily learn once they substitute John Deere Tractor for some of the original words.
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Mar 08 2012
I am the eldest of four kids with an eight year gap between myself and my youngest sister.Â As such, I spent a long time listening to children’s music.Â Luckily, the technology of the day; cassettes, is still somewhat around and my parents hung onto the ones we really enjoyed.Â Thanks to them, I inherited a number of fantastic tapes from my CD-player parents.Â Each and every one bring back terrific memories of road trips with my family and the fantastic messages delivered by children’s artists of the 80s and 90s.Â Most of those tapes have now found their way into my van because (SCORE!) we still have a tape deck!Â I love introducing those artists to my children and grooving and singing to the music of my youth.Â It keeps me young.
A few weeks ago I got an email from a musician who wanted me to listen to his new CD.Â I was stoked because… FUN!Â Then, I looked more closely at his name.
Bill Perison?Â The name rang a bell.Â A BIG bell.Â A bell connected to a tape that was currently sitting in my van’s tape deck ready to crank out a little of it’s classic tunes.
I asked if this artist and the artist behind Coconut Tree were one and the same?
I was more than a little excited.Â I love Coconut Tree.Â My kids love Coconut Tree.Â My whole family sings along and laughs at the lyrics.Â My adult siblings and I still laugh about the tunes and share jokes.
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