Spider on the Floor by Raffi CavoukianRaffi is pure nostalgia and his songs have endured. Some of his hits have been made into picture books as part of the Raffi Songs to Read series. Id definitely recommend giving your kids the treat of listening to a Raffi album and then reading these books.
Spider on the Floor is a simple song with a repeating, rhyming verse. A spider (which begins on the floor) crawls up the singer (its written in first person). There is a verse where the spider is on their leg, then their stomach, neck, face, and head. Finally, the spider falls to the floor again and we repeat the first verse.
Paired with the visuals, this book is ideal for a child who is learning to label body parts. If you have a sensory-seeking kid, the obvious thing to do is have a spider-tickle party!
I review books for children from the perspective of a parent of kids with autism. The review above is part of a longer post on books about singalong books: https://www.lineupthebooks.com/40-sin...
Artists Of Then, Now & Forever - Forever Country
Country Music USA
Trigger Random Notes 46 Comments. For 50 years now, Bill C. Coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of the book, the University of Texas Press has commissioned a new edition. The latest volume also comes as the precursor to the country music documentary world famous filmmaker Ken Burns has been working on for the past few years, and is expected to finally release in via PBS. Tracey Laird seems to understand and articulate the significance of how political polarization has become caustic to the environment of country music.
Bill Malone presents insights into the musical acts that gave rise to and perpetuated the country music tradition in all of its internal contradictions, negotiations, and accommodations. University of Texas Press. Indeed, despite the ideology of folk origin with which this music has so often been freighted, country music as a commercial enterprise stemming from the first tentative phonograph recordings in the early s has always involved a precarious and at times discomfiting balance between tradition and innovation, folkways and technology, the conservative and the progressive. Naysayers, of course, parody the genre as the province of white male hegemony, exuding a simpleminded patriotism and a wrong-headed often racist nostalgia for the clear-cut hierarchies masked as traditional values embodied by the antebellum South. This caricature as is the case with most caricatures is not entirely without a purchase upon some of what its object of scorn entails. As can be seen in the segregationist campaign of country artist turned Louisiana governor Jimmie Davis equally renowned for his racist policies and his rendition of " You Are My Sunshine " or the furor that arose over some rather mild criticism of G. Bush on the part of the Dixie Chicks, proponents of country music often marshal it forth as the reservoir of American values under threat by the ever-changing modern landscape.
Bill C. Malone and Tracey E. - The essential companion to the Ken Burns documentary on country music, in which Bill Malone appears as a featured historian, this fiftieth-anniversary edition of Country Music USA traces the music from the early days of radio into the new millennium. We feel lucky to have had Bill Malone as an indispensable guide in making our PBS documentary; you should, too.