I am the Music Man

I am the Music Man I come from far away …. A Child’s Play picture book, illustrated by Debra Potter.

I read it to Baby SOH when she was much younger, and she loved it then.

She has rediscovered the book this week. I have been singing this song with my preschool classes in early learning centres.

After hearing it a couple of time, she now can sing it herself. She sang it to Mum and she sang it to Pa when they came home.

We discovered all sorts of hidden treasures in the pictures, such as the music notes on each level of the house. The different ways the instruments arrive at the house. The animals on each page. And the percussion instruments on the last page.

It’s so wonderful to hear you singing this yourself, Baby SOH.

I love you. Love from Nannyjay


About nannyjay

I am an early childhood music specialist, with a passion for music, music for singing, music for children, classical music, contemporary, good quality folk recordings, moving to music that comes from a feeling within. Having recently become a grandmother, the months are flying past too quickly!! I have decided that I would like to record the musical journey Baby SOH and I will take together. Music enhances my own life, and I have seen the contribution music makes to family lives, and children's lives from their youngest days. I am also interested in the contribution music makes to family relationships. I love to sing myself, and so the Kodaly philosophy of music education sits very well with me. Zoltan Kodaly was a Hungarian music educator and composer, and believed that singing is the foundation for all music education. I will soon be attending the early childhood music seminar of the International Society of Music Educators in Beijing, China, which is very exciting. People from the world over meet to share the latest research in music for children 0 - 8 years. So the journey begins.
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