I was princial at a K-12 private school for 15 years. We used your world geography program in all grades. It was one of the best teaching tools we ever had! Thanks! Now I am teaching middle school students in China and will again use your program! — Joan Campbell (2/27/11)
Awesome! Just downloaded it off iTunes, just as I remembered. I haven't heard this song since like 87' when I was in the 4th grade and I remember my teacher Miss Miller playing the grammer songs for us and it was an extremely helpful learning tool. But I would have to beg her to play the Verb song 2 after every class because I just loved the music. From the funky bass intro to the smooth guitar solo on the fade out, it reminded me of a Michael Jackson tune. Anyways, needless to say I grew up to become a professional touring/studio musician. Thanks so much...even for nostalgic sake this stuff is great! Take Care — Mike B. — 5/30/10
My son's preschool teacher, Tami Baker, at Camas Montessori School (Camas, WA). She uses your tapes in the class, and my son LOVES them!
Greetings. Well, we finally pulled it off and it was awesome! The parents loved seeing their children sing your Geography songs. My principal was ecstatic and said that if we all did things like this, her problems would be solved. Our media specialist videotaped it. Two of the girls sang the Australia song. It was so precious. Then three of the girls and 3 of the boys did a special presentation that they designed themselves to go along with the Mexico song. This is undoubtedly their favorite song, not surprising since 1/3 of my class is from Mexico. All of the class sang the Continents and Oceans song.
I hope we can figure out a way to get your songs into the hands of more public school teachers. I bought 3 extra tapes and gave them to colleagues that I hope will catch the fire and use them in their classrooms and tell others about them as well.
Hope you have a great day and whatever else you do in the future with music, please keep me informed about it.
Your friend, Patti Pike
I used your tapes for years when I began homeschooling 16 years ago. (We still remember all of the songs!)I am back teaching public school now and want to use the CD versions for my classroom.
Elaine - Torrance, CA
We’ve enjoyed these songs. Often, the songs are ethnically appropriate. The song about the Middle East reminds me in its style of the music I remember hearing associated with Jews for Jesus, for example. The tunes are catchy, and we’ll get them going through our minds and want to listen to the CD because of that. K, who has a thing for music, often dances while listening, and has even been known to call out, “’gain!” when the song ends! The great thing about it is that J is learning, but he doesn’t even seem to recognize that he is! He’s having fun while doing it.
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I ordered your tapes in 1986 for my children and they loved them. Now i have grandchildren and they will be schooled at home. What i was wondering is if the tapes have the same songs as back then? The geography songs and grammar ones my children still remember.
Mary S. - 8/22/2003
I traveled for Nat'l Writing Institute and became familiar w/ your products. I've sold hundreds of your Grammar Songs kits in my presentations, particularly re: the Greek and Latin root song. I also used Grammar Songs when I taught school - it's tearless grammar! Smile. Don't we need THAT! Anyway, after ten years, my cassette died and I need the CD.
Cathy C. - Carnesville, GA — 7/8/2003
I have used Grammar Songs with kids for ten years. It's time to move up to a CD so I can find the song I'm looking for without FF'ing and rewinding all the time! Ha! Smile. Thanks for this product - it's awesome. One of my favorites - and I've toured the country w/ a publishing company.
Cathy C. - Carnesville, GA — 6/25/2003
A student of mine last year had used the tape to memorize the states and capitals. She brought it in to our class and we used it. It was PERFECT. My students last year now know their states and capitals. So I wanted to buy it so my new students for this year can know them too. THANKS
Elizabeth Timmons — 4/1/03
My students love the grammar songs (fourth grade). We are interested in using them as part of our Spring Program. Thanks for your work.
Melinda Vander Linden — 3/25/03
A friend who teaches at my son's school showed me your Social Studies material, and I know they are wonderful, because my son sings every day "Argentina, Vengezuela, Colombia and Ecuador..." and his younger and brother and I are learning from him, just because these songs stick in our heads. I am a resource teacher for grades 4 - 8, and I am excited about the chance that I might get to use your material in my classroom.
Gennie Benavidez - Happy, Texas — 3/7/03
Thank you so much for the geography and capitals tapes. They are all so appreciated!!! At the classes I give, teachers are always asking for your order forms after I tell them what incredible things my kids in my class are able to do after learning your tapes!!! Thank you for designing and creating them!!!
Allison Carpenter - San Diego, CA — 4/15/95
My family loves your Sing Around the World tape. My 8-year-old son knows every country in the world, except a few in Africa we haven't quite gotten yet. My 5-year-old daughter sings them for anyone who will listen. My one-year-old daughter LOVES the songs, sings many of them, and jumps up to dance when I put them on. I've been recommending your tapes to all of our homeschooling friends and at least 4 other families have purchased them. Thank you for producing quality learning materials that are so much fun and teach so much, so well!
Dianne Giordano - Horhsam, PA — 10/22/92
We have been extremely pleased with your "Grammar Songs" program and the " Sing Around the World" tapes. Children learn very quickly when music is involved and my children are no exception. By using the tapes and the workbook, my ten-year-old's writing skills have improved dramatically. She and my 6-year-old could sing all 30 plus countries in Africa and find them on a map within a few hours. They've new learned almost every counrty in the world and have ever performed in front of adult groups without fear. This program has built up their self-confidence and taught them much at the same time. Thanks so much for making these available. They are a wonderful tool and I would highly recommend them to anyone. Sincerely.
Susan Songe — 5/27/89
We have enjoyed the Grammar and Geography Songs immensely. They have helped my children learn faster, remember more and the best thing about these tapes is - they're FUN. MY 8-year-old son learned his multiplication tables much easier with your tape. Thank so much for all your help. A home school family and a grateful mother.
Diane Beckenhauer - Seattle, WA
I appreciate and use your materials in my teaching. My granddaughter turned 5 on June 4. At 4 years of age I taught her all her states and then all her capitals. Her 3-year-old brother can sing parts of the States Song and recognize some of the states from their shape. My daughter-in-law is a school teacher and she was quite impressed with the geography and grammar programs. She wants them for her class.
Rosemary Slover - Ben Lomond, CA — 6/28/93
I bought the States & Capitals tape primarily for my 6-year-old 1st grader. However, my 3-year-old daughter is the one who plays the tape all day every day and sings herself to sleep at night reciting the states and capitals. It is amazing how quickly she picked up the catchy tunes and somewhat complicated names of our states & capitals, but she is definitely ready for U.S. Geography 101, as is her first grade sister. A very satisfied customer.
Besty Heavener - Telford, PA — 11/4/91
We are enjoying the the utmost the Geography Songs tape - even my 4-year-old is singing the songs! We also have your Grammar Songs and everyone has learned just about every song already. I've never known such an easy and effortless way to learn so many facts! They are terrific! My 9 and 11-year-olds are enjoying being so knowledgeable about their globe.
Teresa Tullar, school director - Jupiter, FL — 1/18/91
My 6-year-old daughter and my 4-year-old son love their geography tapes. They've been looking for all the places on the map, listening for them on broadcasts of the Winter Olympics, and generally just learning more and more about the world. Thank you. Sincerely.
Sherry Early - Houston, TX — 2/28/92
My 4-year-old turns heads as she nonchalantly sings, "Belize, El Salvador" or " In Southeast Asia there is Malaysia..." and she sings all day long. I'm really interested in all the others you have.
Mrs. Donna Demick - Hammond, NY — 4/16/91
Please send me a copy of Grammar Songs. I teach Grammar Workshops to about 60 students who will become teachers and I would like to make that tape and book a requirement for them. Thanks.
Dr. Roswitha Brooks, Professor of Languages, University of La Verne - La Verne, CA — 6/10/91
This is the most painless way I've found to learn all the major dates, people and events in U.S. history.
Mary Pride, publisher of Practical Homeschooling magazine — 2/13/98
I love the History Songs. They are wonderful. I teach teachers at UC San Diego and I recommend them to teachers constantly. I also use them in the elementary classroom with great results.
Allison Carpenter, U.C. San Diego — 2/22/98
Dear Fellow Educator, Thank you for the production of educational tapes that make learning fun. I purchased Grammar Songs, Geography Songs, States & Capitals Songs and Multiplication Songs. These materials are some of the best teaching tools on the market today. I have taught from kindergarten to university level, reared four natural children, adopted eleven and have sent many foster children through college. I have purchased and used materials for educating all levels; I believe your material is tops. I know these tapes teach! Thank you.
Lois Brown, The Brown Center (Home for Youth) - Stanton, K — 6/18/91
I wanted to let you know how much my kids (& myself!) enjoy the tapes from your company. We started out with the Grammar Songs, then got the Geography tapes and now the States & Capitals tape. As a Music Therapy major from college, I am impressed with the musicality of the songs. It's hard to not smile, sway, tap your toes or clap your to the music. Again, thank you for the inventive way for my kids to learn important facts. Sincerely yours.
Linda Namenye - Spring Lake, MI — 3/17/94
I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoy and learn as a family with your educational audio tapes. We have all of your tapes and I love the fact that my children can effortlessly memorize a huge amount of information and have fun doing it. Also, it cuts down on my time as far as having to drill. All I do is have them listen to the tapes instead of boring them with drills. We also take them along in the car or they listed to them as they clean their rooms or do other chores. Sincerely.
Terry Ford - Newport, KY — 8/30/92
I can't praise you enough for your wonderful tapes! Your States & Capitals tape has been a huge help in teaching our family of six children their states and capitals. I even learned along with the children. Our 2-year-old wants nothing for Christmas except your tapes! He spends most of his "playtime" dragging around our tapes recorder and listening to the Grammar Songs. His favorite is "Direct Object." He plays your tapes over and over. The tapes have been played so much that they are part of our family. Our 2-year-old has been crying because all his tapes are worn out. He misses "Direct Object," "Alabama," and "Polynesia." Our 10-year-old especially enjoys the maps that the children can fill in and color that came with your tapes. The Grammar book and accompanying World Geography book are a big help. Your tapes make teaching something that could be quite tedious a lot of fun. I'm so glad you are there. Your tapes are an important part of our 2-year-old's life. I can't wait to give him some more. He is crying daily for them! Nothing has brought him more joy! Sincerely.
Judy Turner and famil