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Friday, August 22, 2014

Happy Kids Songs ~ a TOS review

Happy Kids Songs Review

My youngest three children love music. We have found some of the most loved songs from reviews we have done. Over the last six weeks we have been listening to songs from Friends & Sharing (Set 1), Happiness & Attitude (Set 5), and Manners & Character (Set 6) from Happy Kids Songs.

Happy Kids Songs is written and produced by Dr MacMannis, a singer, songwriter, and child & family psychologist. Dr “Mac” is also the music director and songwriter for the PBS show, Jay Jay the Jet Plane. Teaming up with fellow songwriter, Brian Mann, they have produced Happy Kids Songs to help instill character, and social and emotional skills in kids.

We received digital downloads of three volumes: Friends & Sharing (Set 1), Happiness & Attitude (Set 5), and Manners & Character (Set 6) and a physical copy of the Happy Kids Songs Workbook: Hands-on Activities to Build Character, Social & Emotional Skills. All of the songs on these volumes are recommended for children aged 3-8. However, younger kids and a few older kids will enjoy them too because of the catchy lyrics and tunes. Songs can be purchased individually for .99 or by the volume for $4.95 each. Each volume contains five songs.

Happy Kids Songs Review

Friends and sharing (set 1):
Sailing on the Seven Cs - Understanding Friendship
Everybody Wants to Find a Friend - Reaching out to others
Sharing Friends - Including others
Happy as Happy Can Be - Being happy with a friend
Together - Being together and saying goodbye

Happy Kids Songs Review

Happiness and Attitude (set 5):
Shake It Out and Dance - Thinking positively
Who Knows What's A Kudo? - Giving and receiving compliments
I Don't Understand - Asking questions
Be Good to Yourself - Being kind
Better Together - Being together and apart

Happy Kids Songs Review

Manners and Character (set 6):
H-O-N-E-S-T-Y - Being honest
The Magic Word - Using "magic" words, like "please"
Quirks - Celebrating diversity
The Golden Rule - Treat others as you would like to be treated
Six Little Kids - Honoring different perspectives

Happy Kids Songs Review

The workbook includes all the lyrics to every song available in the 8 volume set as well as activity pages for each song.activity pages include coloring pages, word searches, and easy drawing pages. Divided up into 2 sections, this 125 page soft cover book includes 80 pages of lyrics and reinforcement activities as well as 86 pages of adult directed activities in section two. The workbook is recommended for ages 3-8 and retails for $12.56.

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Once we received the email containing the songs to download I loaded them onto my laptop and attempted to load them onto my iPhone. While I had no problem downloading them to the laptop, my iPhone proved to show user error on my part. The Lt came to the rescue and fixed the issue, :) {love that guy!}

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I would have to say that McKenzie {4} listens to the song the most, read all day, every day, much to the dismay of her oldest three sisters. Marie has suggested letting her wear her headphones while listening but sometimes she cannot contain herself from belting out singing one of her favorite songs, Sailing on the Seven C's, at the top of her lungs.

Now, don't get me wrong these songs are not just for the young. I have heard everyone from time to time singing or humming a tune, including myself because of the fun, catchy tunes. I would recommend these songs to everyone wanting to add in some fresh new tunes to their musical playlist. I plan on purchasing each of the remaining sets so we have new songs to learn. Also be sure to check out the samples to listen before you buy. Read what my CrewMates thought about these songs from Happy Kids Songs by clicking the banner below.

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Company ~ Happy Kids Songs

Product ~ Friends & Sharing (Set 1), Happiness & Attitude (Set 5), Manners & Character (Set 6); Happy Kids Songs Workbook: Hands-on Activities to Build Character, Social & Emotional Skills

Price ~ songs are $0.99 each or $4.95 for the volume. The workbook retails for $12.56

Ages ~ 3-8 yr olds

Happy Kids Songs Review

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