If you are looking for the best songs and stories for children,
let the words and music of A Gentle Wind surround you with wonder and magic....
Keep On Shaking
Here are join-right-in tales from our American traditions - both Anglo- and African-American. Whether the main characters are Rabbit, an old woman, or a modern child, they persist against fear, frustration or just plain silliness to get what they want. The songs range from whimsical banjo songs like "Old Doc Jones" to "Great Big Dog," a deeply relaxing lullaby.
"A clear, pleasing voice. Varied sound effects, singing, and banjo playing add interest to the selections, which often involve the listener in telling the story or solving the problem." - American Library Association's Booklist
"Young children will double up in delight when they hear this story collection." - National Catalog of Storytelling Resources
told his first story when he was teaching in a school for emotionally disturbed children.
It was then that he first noticed the power of stories to inspire, empower and guide the
listener. As a pre-school teacher and certified Kodaly music teacher, Lipman combined
stories with songs and saw that music enhances the healing power of story,
transforming the listener and helping them reconnect with their true essence.
Doug has performed stories and songs all over the U.S., in Canada, and in New Zealand for children, adults, and families. Using his background as a former math and science teacher - his undergraduate major was mathematics - he also developed storytelling programs on nature and ecology.
Youngest Years | Preschool-Early Elementary | Loving Values | Stories | Tickle Your Funny Bone | Listed By Title Artist