Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) August 6, 2009
Research has shown that music contributes significantly to a child's intellectual development. That is why singer/songwriter Vicki McCrone, created Little Songs http://thelittlesongs.com/, a collection of children CDs and DVDs.
"Music stimulates a higher level of thinking and enhances a child's ability to learn," said McCrone, an award-winning musician, and an authority on music and education, who is often compared to top female artist such as Paula Cole.
Schooled in fine arts and music, McCrone works closely with educators to further develop Little Songs for the classroom, integrating academic standards and fine arts music standards. As a result of McCrone's focus on school curriculum, Little Songs is a big hit with teachers in Chicago, New York, Cleveland and Atlanta.
"It is a great resource to have in the classroom," said a teacher from The Cleveland Metropolitan School District. "I enjoy using the music and lyrics to help students make connections in their writing."
Little Songs http://thelittlesongs.com/ are original songs with an interactive DVD and are incorporated in educational curriculum, concentrating on development in music, language, science and socializing. The music is recommended for preschoolers and elementary students as well and special needs students.
A teacher who instructs medically fragile children said:
"The kids are still singing Vicki songs. We had a talent show in the auditorium, and the first grade class got on stage and sang 'My Little Dog' with the CD playing in the background. They memorized the lyrics by heart. It brought tears to my eyes. The gift of Vicki's music touches the lives of these young children."
McCrone, named Best Indie Artist by Unisong International, began developing Little Songs after volunteering with Cleveland's Positive Education Program in 2006. She, along with her yellow Labrador retriever, would visit and sing to children with autism. During one session, McCrone wrote "My Little Dog." The kids loved it so much, it inspired her to write more, marking the beginning of McCrone's career as creator of children's music.
"I am touched and humbled by the response from educators and parents," said McCrone who brings a lifelong love of children, music and learning to Little Songs. "These CDs and DVDs are a culmination of my passions in life."
Grateful for her personal experience that led to Little Songs, McCrone is committed to supporting organizations focused on improving the lives of all children, especially those diagnosed with autism. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Little Songs will go to Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autism and funding research.
Little Songs is indeed an education tool, but it is also inspiring and entertaining chidren. "Little Songs not only enhances learning, it is making children happy," said Kelly Lynch, a Cleveland mother of three.
McCrone hopes to reach every child in America with Little Songs. To learn more, or to purchase Little Songs, visit http://thelittlesongs.com/.
The CD/DVD sets are $10 each and are available for parents and educators. Little Songs: Animals and Little Songs: Earth are currently listed on the site. Little Songs: Colors will be available later this year.
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