Thursday, September 19, 2013

New Music Together® Singalong Storybook ~ May All Children ~ United Nations International Day of Peace ~ UNICEF

For Immediate Release

New Music Together® Singalong Storybook  May All Children for Ages 1 to 7 to be Released on United Nations International Day of Peace

100 percent of proceeds September 20 to 22 will be donated to UNICEF

Fourth Singalong Storybook from award-winning,
pioneering music educator

Princeton, NJ, August 28, 2013 — The international early childhood music education program Music Together® has announced the September 20, 2013, release of its fourth children’s book, MAY ALL CHILDREN (ages 1 to 7, baby to second grade; 32 pages; Board Book $9.95 ISBN: 978-0-9855719-7-9; Hardback $13.95 ISBN: 978-0-9855719-6-2). The book will debut as part of Music Together’s support of the United Nations International Day of Peace, September 21, 2013, and all proceeds from the first weekend of sales (September 20 to 22) will support UNICEF.

MAY ALL CHILDREN inspires pre-literacy learning and imaginative play between children and their favorite adults. It is the fourth singalong storybook from Music Together, which launched the multiple award–winning, critically acclaimed books in 2012. Previous titles were Hello, Everybody!, She Sells Sea Shells, and One Little Owl. 

MAY ALL CHILDREN tells the story of children from all walks of life sharing a simple, heartfelt wish for peace for everybody on our earth. The illustrations and message of this beautiful book are an excellent conversation-starter for families on what it means to have peaceful hearts and minds. The book is based on the popular lullaby of the same name, written by Music Together Founder/Director Kenneth K. Guilmartin and featured on 
the   award-winning 
Music Together Family Favorites and Lullabies CDs.

In addition to reading the story of MAY ALL CHILDREN, readers will enjoy singing along (song sheet and a free song download are included with book purchase). The book includes fun activity suggestions designed to further stimulate learning, exploration, and music-making between child and reader.

The stunning illustrations by Kristina Swarner add to the warmth and depth of the song and the story’s global message.   

MAY ALL CHILDREN will be available at and on September 20, 2013. 

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary this academic year (2012-2013), Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program for children birth through age seven. The Music Together curriculum, coauthored in 1987 by Kenneth K. Guilmartin (Founder/Director) and Rowan University Professor of Music Education Dr. Lili M. Levinowitz (Director of Research), is based on the recognition that all children are musical: all children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that their early environment supports such learning.

Music Together offers programs for families; schools; at-risk populations; and children with special needs, in over 2000 communities in 40 countries. The company is committed to bonding children and their caregivers through music and helping people discover the joy and critical educational value of early music experiences. 

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