The Children's Songs

Sunshine Good Morning Sunshine Hello

by Bruce R. Sanford



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/23/2015

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 36
ISBN : 9781504916561
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 36
ISBN : 9781504916554

About the Book

So many of these 16 songs happened just as their respective titles suggest. For instance, While suggesting or trying to convince our children that it was time to take a bath or shower "Now", it became the title of fun and playfulness to entice them to "Let's Go TAke a Bath Now . . . ". The same with brushing teeth "Every Morning, Every Night".

So many of these songs originated spontaneously on the spot and spur of the moment and then evolved over time and with repetition into the words and phrasing they are today. Many times one child or another would begin to sing and repeat or request a centain phrase or story or melody and we would sing it or play it over and over and then modulate it and link it into one of the other songs from another day, or simply sing it over and over 10 or fifteen times in a row. Many times that would reveal still another little melody or phrase and even another little "hidden" new song would be born. The teaching songs and cadences and pacing of the measuremnt and label songs, as well as the "Numbers & Days of the Week", and "The Months of the Year", were created to play into our children's absorption of knowledge of everyday facts for their futures, lasting a lifetime and one day teaching their own children and grandchildren and influencing many others who would teach others, who would teach others, etc., etc., and always be fun and catchy and energetic and develop children in many ways.

We all continue to enjoy so much happiness from these words and melodies and paintings and continue to share them and teach them to develop singing and rythym and joy, vocabulary and learning, positive attitudes and love, confidence, and we especially hope that these songs will become a blessing to you and yours as well. Enjoy ! :)

About the Author

Bruce Sanford grew up in the farmlands of Greentown & NorthCanton, Ohio. He was the little brother among five sons and daughters of Karl and Ruth Sanford. Bruce is currently a full time faculty member of the City University of New York, teaching entry level mathematics on the Tribeca campus of The Borough of Manhattan Community College.

A graduate of Ashland University in Ohio, and also of Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island New York, Bruce has traveled through theater, music, writing, and teaching to bring you this CHILDREN’S SONGS book of Music and Lyrics, in addition to the already published Universal Children’s Prayers book of 2013.

Bruce has also produced and published his REMEMBERING poster tribute to our USA Veterans, Victims, Servers, & Sufferers from our wars, conflicts, 9/11, Boston, Benghazi, Beirut, et al, available on his website Stay tuned for his Sanford Math book, Poetry, Math Boardgame, Drama, and Music production/publications, along with the Audio Book production of these songs, singing along with his daughter Rebecca Ruth.