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January 4, 2011
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"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."  Leo Buscaglia

I recall how inspired Dr. Buscaglia made me feel when I watched his PBS specials on "LOVE" many years ago.  He created a positive vibration of inspirational writings and passionate ideas, and what he shared with adults can also be shared teaching moments with children.  Even a young child can realize from "inside-out" that just a smile of inclusion and a simple thank you can make a world of difference in someone's life.  It's important, however, to provide a foundation of understanding about what specific kinds of actions can make a difference.  Sometimes we skip over the basics and just "expect" kids to know what to do. Children first need to observe, brainstorm and know specifically what kinds of things they can do (www.actsofkindness.org).   When we ourselves role model, point out and encourage kindness, active listening, caring, politeness, inclusion, respect, cooperation, patience and gratefulness...then children reflect what they observe, feel and hear.   With this kind of heightened consciousness, there may be a lessening of bullying, rudeness, and verbal and physical violence.   The popular movie, "Pay It Forward," also speaks to the power of positive role modeling, and the simple belief that each small action that we provide for each other helps to create a "Peace Begins with You and Me" environment.                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Cheryl Melody
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JOY-FILLED MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND IMAGINATION CLASSES! 
 Tuesday mornings, beginning in January

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 Maynard, MA

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 "Positive Music for Kids, and for those who love them"

 

Positive Messages in every word of every CD & Concert, with character-building and self-esteem opportunities in every song and story!   

 

6 AWARD WINNING CHILDREN'S CDs!

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"The children adored Cheryl Melody's music at our recent school event.  She captured them from the very beginning with her music and warmth.  The hour went by quickly as children were engaged in singing, dancing and even playing hand held instruments.   Cheryl incorporated puppets and other beautiful props into her stories and songs, conveying messages of peace, love, and joy.  We hope to see her again soon!"  -Children's Own Montessori School



Cheryl Melody Concerts


"The Musical Imagination Adventure Concert!"
(Babies - Age 6)
Interactive & meaningful songs, creative movement, character building & self-esteem storytelling with multi-cultural puppets and instruments.  Nurtures friendship, manners, sharing, caring and inclusion.  $375 - $450*

"Peace Begins with You & Me" (Pre-school - Grade 2)
Original & Multi-cultural songs & storytelling with character building messages, movement, puppets, instruments and children's personal promises for creating positive changes within themselves and towards each other.  $425 - $525*          

"Peace Begins with You & Me - We're Bully Free!" A Teaching Concert
(Preschool; Grades K-3)
The entire audience becomes a part of the Peace Begins with You & Me singers & storytellers.  Themes include Anti-bullying, Bystander Silence, the power of words and actions, respect, role modeling, being an everyday hero.  Interactive multi-cultural songs and storytelling with unique instruments to raise behavioral awareness, inclusion and friendship.   $500 - $650*

"One World-Different & Same" (Preschool; Grades K-3) 
Through interactive and meaningful songs, multicultural celebration, storytelling, quotations from world renown leaders, multi-cultural puppets and instruments, unusual vibratory instruments, interactive participation, Cheryl Melody integrates a creative approach to raising children's personal, social & global awareness. Positive messages of tolerance, inclusion, friendship and respect ring throughout the concert, emphasizing that no matter how different we all are, everyone's heart beats in the same way.   $450-$600*

( *Prices do not include travel.  Discounts available for multiple concerts.  Please contact Manager - Zac Cataldo for more information.)


MY FAVORITE TEACHING TIPS,
SONGS, SITES AND BOOKS


VIDEO: 
The "Bucket Filler" song that accompanies the words to the Bucket Filler book is wonderful, and would be meaningful to show to grades K-4
                                                                         
WEBSITE: www.randomactsofkindness.org/Educators/School-Activity-Ideas.html             



BOOK:
   Featured Book for School Counselors, Teachers, Youth Leaders:  No Kidding About Bullying: 125 Ready-to-Use Activities to Help Kids Manage Anger, Resolve Conflicts, Build Empathy, and Get Along by Naomi Drew  - This book is a MUST HAVE for those adults that work with kids in Grade 3 - 6, and many activities are adaptable for younger and older children as well.  Meaningful, positive, under 30 minute user-friendly lessons.  Examples of titles:  Responsibility vs. Blame; Staying Respectful with Someone You Don't Like; Don't Get Stung by Zingers; The Courage to be an Upstander.  Well worth the $25                                                                                                                                                       

Featured Kids Book: Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud  - All of the "Bucket Books" are great teaching tools for children!  I recommend them 100%!                                                                                                     


Cheryl Melody
 B.M.Ed., M.A.

Children Holding Hands around the World
Performing Artist, Educator, Composer, Recording Artist, Parent's Choice Winner, Kidlutions Winner, Playwright, Author, Keynote Speaker, Workshop Facilitator
 


 
 To schedule a performance, please contact my manager:
  Zac Cataldo via email or phone (978) 302-7466