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Pocketful of Wonder
Parents' Choice GOLD Award
Creative Child 2010 PREFERRED CHOICE AWARD
Tillywig Toy Award
Lets go outside. Whether in the city, the suburbs, or on a farm, the world outside your door offers wonder and delight. There is a growing national awareness of the educational and developmental benefits for children of time spent in the natural world. With humor and warmth, Sarah beckons us to experience the exploration and enchantment of the seasons, farm life, city neighborhoods, and family time. These lively songs encourage outdoor play and a childhood nourished by imagination, curiosity, and nature. Ages 4 and up
GW1071 CD $14.95
|Let's Go Outside Listen
A Seed Knows What To Do Listen
The Chicken Song Listen
Fairy House Listen
Kooka Million Listen
Mama's Weaving Listen
City Cousin, Country Cousin Listen
City Neighbors Listen
Grandmas Love Me Listen
"Picture rolling green hills, bright blue skies, children playing, and a group of people sitting around with their guitars, banjos, fiddles, mandolins, and hand drums perched on their knees. Now picture it all in the hand-held, packaged form of a CD, and you have Pocketful of Wonder. Earthy, folksy, and clearly authentic singer/songwriter Sarah Pirtle captures the essence of being in the great outdoors with her wondrous songs about farm life, city life, growing vegetables, and the different seasons. Toe-tapping music and upbeat melodies celebrating nature seem to come effortlessly to Pirtle. Her talents shine through in the ease with which she sings, "Let's go outside. The mud is calling. I think that bare feet will be fine. Let's go outside. Splash in puddles. And most of all I'm gonna take my time," speaks to the simple pleasures of childhood. Note: Insert the CD in a computer to download a bonus activity guide and lyrics. " - Charlotte Bohn ©2010 Parents' Choice (Used With Permission)
Other great recordings by Sarah Pirtle
Sarah Pirtle is an award-winning author and musician who writes and sings for all ages. She received the Magic Penny Award for lifetime achievement in childrens music in 2007.
As a twelve-year old Sarah taught herself to play guitar using Pete Seeger's Folksingers Guitar Guide and her goal in life was to be like Pete. She never dreamed that Sing Out! magazine, which she subscribed to as a teenager and read cover to cover, would one day carry songs of hers including Mahogany Tree or that her performing would be mentioned in Billboard Magazine.
Sarahs songs from her seven recordings have a crossover appeal for all ages and have been recorded by Sharon, Lois and Bram, Bonnie Lockhart, Two of a Kind, Velma Frye, Tom Pease and many others. Most recently Common Thread Community Chorus of Toronto included her song, My Roots Go Down, on their greatest hits recording.
|Sarah is considered a national expert on teaching social
skills through the arts. Training in the 1970s to become a dance therapist, she
chose instead to focus upon communicating through music and joined the Living Poem Theater
Company where she not only performed but wrote songs for the productions. Today she has
returned to her love of dance by leading Sacred Circle Dance and choreographing dances to
contemporary and original music.
The heart of her work is connecting with the earth and bonding with the natural world through the expressive arts. In her programs for adults she underscores that we can listen for our own personal connection to the fruitful life-force of the Universe. For fourteen years she has directed Journey Camp held at Woolman Hill in Deerfield which emphasizes that We arent just on the earth. We are part of the earth creating and growing. She co-founded the Tree of Life School at Red Gate Farm, now in its third year. Each keynote speech, each workshop, each concert, brings together the themes of building our communities, caring about justice, and fervently loving the earth.
To learn about Sarah's social skills songs on Linking Up and to read her essay: WHY I SING WITH CHILDREN, click here
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