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  • Jun 8, 2011
  • Dianna Babcock & Cheryl Henningsgaard

As a grand finale, we wish to complete our “Musical Storytelling” with a list of early childhood music resources that will enhance your programming. We created a list of favorites from our Early Childhood Music Department, and compiled this information to share with you. This list is a work in progress, and forever growing as new artists create and research in literacy continues to develop/ Thank you for your faithful readership, and creating literacy opportunities for your children by using music to promote literacy. The elements inherent in music provide the foundations for literacy. Music is the natural language of young children! 

Favorite Early Childhood Artists & CDs:

  • Hap Palmer
  • Dr. Jean
  • Raffi
  • Charlotte Diamond
  • Elizabeth Mitchell
  • Ella Jenkins
  • MacPhail Early Childhood Faculty
  • Pete Seeger
  • Woody Guthrie
  • Sugar Beats
  • Greg & Steve
  • Sharon, Lois & Bram
  • Putumayo Series
  • Dreamland Series
  • Broadway Kids
  • Classics for Kids
  • Reggae for Kids
  • Justin Roberts
  • Ralph’s World
  • Jose Luis-Orozco
  • Sesame Street
  • Muppets
  • Lamb chop/Shari Lewis
  • Disney

Early Childhood Music Methods & Song Books:

  • Carol Bitcon-Orff
  • Hilree Hamilton-Orff
  • Arvida Steen-Orff
  • Music In Early Childhood
  • John Feierabend
  • Lynn Kleiner
  • Reader’s Digest Sing-A-Long Series
  • Wee Sing

Web Resources:

Material Resources:

  • Creative Kidstuff
  • Red Balloon (St. Paul)
  • Wild Rumpus (Minneapolis)
  • West Music
  • North Side Music (Eau Claire, WI.)
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Groth Music
  • Schmitt Music
  • Lakeshore Learning
  • Homestead Pickn’ Parlor
  • Hoffman Guitars (Minneapolis)
  • Guitar Connection
  • Best Buy
  • Target (and check out those dollar bins)!
  • MacPhail Center for Music

Remember to Keep On Singing, Playing, and Learning!

MacPhail Early Childhood Music Faculty
Dianna Babcock, Director
Cheryl Henningsgaard, Faculty Member
© MacPhail Center for Music, 2011


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