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Archive for the ‘DVDs/CDs’ Category

Children’s CDs: Freckles “Be My Friend” by a former Savannah mom

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Freckles CD Be My FriendIt was love at first listen for us.

Freckles’ debut CD “Be My Friend” manages to do the impossible: entertain kids while simultaneously reminding us parents to savor every second of our kids’ fleeting childhoods.  Even better: the CD was created by Savannah native & Savannah Country Day School graduate Laura Crane – better known as Lalo Friedman while growing up in Ardsley Park & Dutch Island. We love seeing fellow moms succeed at achieving work/life balance – especially when Lalo has a 3 & 5 year old at home.

Like all parents of curious preschoolers, we especially appreciate a song called Why? As Lalo says, it’s the perfect song to croon when your kids start asking the endless Whys. Why does a dog bark? Why can’t I put my mouth on the grocery cart? Why’s it so hard to walk up a hill? Why would I ever ever want to stay still? 

The CD is available at www.frecklesmusic.com. The digital copy of the album is on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/be-my-friend/id814729867

Read our Q&A with Lalo  – originally published in the Savannah Morning News – by clicking here.

Our Q&A with children’s musician Roger Day about Marsh Mud Madness CD/DVD featuring live Savannah Music Festival concerts now available in audio CD

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Marsh Mud Madness Audio CD Roger Day Savannah Music Festival

Did your kids get to see one of the energetic & educational Roger Day concerts in Savannah last week?

If so, chances are they are still singing about Mosquito Burritos & Vulture Vomit. We love Roger Day’s music and wanted to find out more about the man in the mud. Check out our Q&A with the popular children’s musician  by clicking here.

Roger Day’s Savannah Music Festival co-commissioned DVD & CD Marsh Mud Madness is an amazing a learning tool for local schoolchildren. This project involves fun and interactive songs about the ecology of the Georgia coast. During this residency, Roger Day’s performances are provided free of charge to school systems in Effingham and Jasper counties, and for Chatham county students in four performances at the Trustees Theater, reaching approximately 7,000 students. Marsh Mud Madness is also the subject of new DVD, produced by SMF and available in the “shop” section at www.savannahmusicfestival.org . SMF’s Music for Our Schools program is sponsored by Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.

Roger Day’s Marsh Mud Madness is now available on CD, too. This audio edition of Marsh Mud Madness is available via Bigkids.com, CDBaby.com and Rogerday.com for $15 CD, $9 digital.

The 14 tracks include songs from Day’s live concerts at the 2011 Savannah Music Festival, plus two newly crafted studio versions of “Vulture Vomit” and “Turtle Girl.” Marsh Mud Madness was created after Day spent five days exploring nearby Sapelo Island & learning about the island’s fragile ecosystem from scientists at the University of Georgia Marine Institute. Day also created a Marsh Mud Madness curriculum available now for free for any teacher or parent at http://georgiaseagrant.uga.edu/article/RogerDay/

Giveaway: Roger Day’s Marsh Mud Madness, music & education DVD, which was just released today

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Roger Day Marsh Madness educational DVD SavannahDid your child attend the Roger Day concert in Fall 2011 as part of a Savannah Music Festival school field trip?

Is your child interested in all things coastal – alligators, periwinkle snails, sea turtles, fiddler crabs & dolphins.

Or maybe you & your kids are just big fans of Roger Day hits like “Mosquito Burrito” & “I Love to Study Mud.”

Roger Day Savannah Music Festival field trip concertWhichever the case, you need to check out Roger Day’s Marsh Mud Madness, a new educational music DVD that introduces kids to coastal ecology through songs & video.

The DVD was just released today, May 21, 2013.(Bigkids.com, CDBaby.com, Rogerday.com, $15)

Produced by the Savannah Music Festival & Roger Day, with support from the Georgia Sea Grant & the Courtney Knight Gaines Foundation, the video features engaging information about the plants & animals that make up the Atlantic coastal ecosystem, interspersed with Day performing 12 original songs about goopy mud, fascinating coastal animals & the waters & plants of the marsh itself, in front of a live audience of thousands of Savannah elementary kids.

This week, we’re giving away TWO of these music & education DVDs to two SouthernMamas.com readers. To enter to win, like the Roger Day page on Facebook here & tell us what you (or your kids) love best about living on the coast or about the Atlantic marshland ecology.  Please say SouthernMamas.com sent you! Deadline to enter: 9 PM Sun. May 26.

Roger Day, one of the nation’s top touring family music artists, spent five days exploring Sapelo Island, a barrier island south of Savannah. There, he learned about the fragile ecosystem from scientists at the University Georgia Marine Institute. Georgia Sea Grant sponsored the visit, and they commissioned Day to compose a program of songs about the Georgia coast for elementary school audience. While watching turtles nest and trekking through the maritime forest, Day wrote a song cycle about the importance of habitat and watershed health, the abundance of creatures that depend on the state’s water resources and how individuals can help protect the coastal eco-system.

In the Marsh Mud Madness concert scenes, a wildly enthusiastic young audience of Savannah kids joins in dancing “The Fiddler Groove,” signing to Day’s classic hit “Mosquito Burrito,” leaping when “Dolphins Will Jump Up,” and “Flushing Out the Estuary” right along with Day and his band mates.

Helpful links:

For more information and Roger Day latest tour details & links to purchase the DVD, visit www.rogerday.com .

Video clip for “I Love to Study Mud,” showing the kids reacting to the song at the Savannah Music Festival in Fall 2011: https://vimeo.com/63406881

Songs to download: http://rogerday.bandcamp.com/

FREE curriculum & activities for teachers & home schoolers: http://georgiaseagrant.uga.edu/article/RogerDay/
What scientists are saying about Marsh Mud Madness:

“I have been truly amazed and inspired by Roger’s artistic talent, professional enthusiasm and heartfelt environmental ethics. The dynamic relationship he develops with his audiences is a real joy to behold (and to take a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, face-making active part in!).”
~ John “Crawfish” Crawford, Naturalist and Marine Education Specialist at The University of Georgia Marine Extension Service

“Roger Day creates vivid images of the marsh and its inhabitants—including the marine biologists—in songs with titles such as ‘I Love to Study Mud’ and ‘Alligator in My Refrigerator.’ It’s both funny and educational.”
~ David Bryant, assistant director of Georgia Sea Grant

THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: The complete series will be in stores Sept. 4

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Get ready for the DVD release of the complete classic series of The Magic School Bus, guaranteed to get your kids excited about science!

As kids get back into the new school year, THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: THE COMPLETE SERIES, delivers fun-filled lessons and adventure in equal measure across 52 episodes – many never before released to any format

The milestone 25th Anniversary release of GET OUT THERE AND EXPLORE” WITH THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS® on DVD is Sept. 4 2012.

On September 4, Scholastic Media and New Video, the distributors of the award-winning Scholastic Storybook Treasures series are partnering to release the Emmy Award winning TV series in several configurations featuring all new packaging and never-before-released content.

THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: THE COMPLETE SERIES ($79.95srp) brings together all 52 episodes of the program – including 30 which are available for purchase for the first time – on 8 DVDs. Featuring a striking 3D lenticular cover with new artwork that makes the vibrant characters leap off the page and that will encourage kids to ask the question “how did they make that?” , the collectible thin-pack set also includes a guide for kids with teasers, trivia and experiments, plus a Parents’ Guide with lessons and learning options. This interactive guide creates wholesome and healthy entertainment for the entire family.

There will also be two special 3-pack configurations, which will each include more than four hours of THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS adventures! Join Ms. Frizzle to explore everything from the smallest cell to the largest galaxy in the universe with THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: BLAST OFF! FROM SEA TO SPACE and THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: FIELD TRIP FUN AND GAMES. Both, priced to add to every home library at $24.95srp, feature 12 episodes, some releasing for the first time.

Finally, released day-and-date will be four THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS singles ($12.95srp ea.), each featuring 90 minutes of science fun with Ms. Frizzle and her students:
· The Human Body – Science topics include digestion and body mechanics.

· Super Star Power – Science topics include stars and cells.

· Takes a Dive – Science topics include coral reefs and tidal zones.

· Takes Flight – Science topics include weather and flying.

More info at www.scholastic.com .