My middle child used to be really scared of water. Anything to do with water. For a long time. Well, for the first 3 years of his life. Which is kinda long for him.  If we were at the beach, he’d stay on the sand. He never ventured out onto the waves, because of this fear.  Then, early this year, I decided to let him overcome this fear by going for swim classes. As the layers of fear stripped off him, week by week, I literally saw him dive in and out of the water, like a lil seal pup.

Getting this CD from Birdsong, was a real bonus in reinforcing a love for the water, the habitat and sea animals. When I played the CD from my Mac, he took my hands and started dancing with me. He got pretty upset, when I stopped and insisted that I dance with him, until the song was finished!

And which song was that? The very first song on the CD, “Clickity Clack!”!! We both pretended to be dolphins, swimming with our other imaginary sea-friends (one of which, was my 1 year old “turtle” son).

Oxford2Everytime he goes into the pool, he thinks of the different animals he wants to be. Sometimes, the shark, sometimes, a dolphin. And he says quite earnestly that, he can’t be an “y-octopus”, because he doesn’t have enough arms to be one! I can’t wait to go to the beach, and explore the tidepools together with him! I’ve seen many of the animals she’s sung about ~ hermit crabs, barnacles, sea anemones, so I’m pretty excited for him to see it for himself! I’m pretty sure, he’ll say, “Hey! It’s like that song! The Tide Pool Song!”. In fact, this song was featured in an Emmy Award winning short film “Tidepool Scene”!

What a great combo! Music and Eco-education!

About Birdsong :

Birdsong is an educator, songwriter and recording artist who is passionate about music, kids and restoring the earth for future generations. She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work and a Bachelors in Special Education.

As a child, Birdsong loved animals, trees and all things wild. Easily awed by the wonders of the natural world, she adopted her spirit of earth stewardship in high school after participating in her first ecology class. As an adult, she has woven images of nature throughout her original songs of healing and inspiration.

Buy It! : What I really liked about Birdsong, is that all the songs are fun, easy to sing to, and it teaches them how wondrous the world is! From her site, you’ll find cool stuff for kids, even more info about animals above the sea! Plus, her songs are being used as teaching tools in the state and county parks in southern California, as well as in classrooms throughout the U.S.

Win It! : Birdsong has kindly agreed to give ONE lucky reader this wonderful CD “If I Were A Fish and Other Ocean Songs“, and here’s all you have to do :

  • One mandatory entry – Visit her wonderful and colorful website and tell us, one song from her CD.
  • Two additional entries – Tweet this giveaway (leave your Twitter id in our comment section)
  • Five additional entries – Stumble this post (leave your SU id in our comment section)
  • Entry is open to everyone.
  • Giveaway closes on  26th October 2009 and a winner will be picked using We will not be emailing winners, so please make sure you subscribe to our feed or check back here for the winner announcement post.

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