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January 18, 2011
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I love telling stories or writing songs with the "I can do anything" theme, because I feel that this theme is basic for watering the sunflower within everyone and helping each person to grow to their fullness.  In-tact self-esteem is hard to come by, yet can be nourished and tended to from the first breath of life to the last breath.  It is the core foundation of feeling that life's possibilities are limitless for you and for your child.  Some of the YOU TUBE videos I have recommended in this newsletter demonstrate this "YES YOU CAN" attitude and value. Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence, Self-Belief are rarely intact in so many children and adults, but it is never too late to encourage and support each other, and in doing so...as one of my songs says..."the nicer you are to yourself, the less you'll pick on somebody else" (From "The No Bully Rap Song" on the CDs, "Friends Forever" and "Celebrate!").  My favorite focus area is to encourage self-confidence and self-love, and sometimes by singing or saying a catchy jingle, rap, or telling a meaningful story with this theme...the glimmer of "YES I CAN" illuminates within a child or adult.  Self-esteem is a lifetime process.  I also recognize that we also have to surround ourselves with people in our lives that are positive forces and "*fill our bucket" towards blossoming and becoming all we can be  *(Please see/read any of Carol McCloud's books on "Have you Filled a Bucket Today?--they are great!).  I also humbly encourage you to download the following original "YES YOU CAN" songs from i-tunes or purchase the full CDs on www.cherylmelody.com.  Here are a few I highly recommend for children and for the wounded child within each of us:  "You Can Do Anything"/ "The Friendship Song: CD, "Songs that Make the Heart Feel Good!"///"Shake Your Own Hand," on my CD, "Celebrate!"///Small-Tall Mousie, on my CD, "Let's Pretend and More!" // /"World Peace-The Children's Dream" -entire CD is a YES YOU CAN story, as is the entire original FRIENDS FOREVER story.  I have also written a "Yes, you can change the world" 3 act musical for older children as well.  Information is on my website. These plays, songs and stories will give tools that can be turned to when all lecturing and other resources have not gotten through to the core of the person.  Sometimes the arts "gets through" in ways nothing else can.   On a personal note, my purpose in writing these particular type of songs is to remind MYSELF to love and appreciate who I am and then to help you raise children with these catchy songs and messages.  I look forward to helping you reinforce "Yes You Can" through my concerts, workshops, keynotes and my award winning CDs.  And, by the way, "Yes You Can" have a Happy New Year!  Here is to New Beginnings of helping to build self-esteem, self-appreciation and self-awareness in ourselves and in encouraging these qualities in everyone around you.  When these characteristics are strong, the toxic negative energy of bullying, teasing, meanness is lessened greatly-so let's all work together for the sake of building a more loving world, one by one by one. "Each of us can be the changes we want in the world."                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
 
Cheryl Melody
chermelody@aol.com





 

Cheryl Melody comes to JAM TIME in Maynard, MA! 
JOY-FILLED MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND IMAGINATION CLASSES! 
 Tuesday mornings, beginning in January

JAM TIME IS A PREMIER PLAY AND ENRICHMENT CENTER

86 Powder Mill Road
 Maynard, MA


REGENT THEATRE
Presents
 
                                                                                                                                                                                           

Cheryl Melody's Family Concert:  "The Musical Imagination Adventure Concert"

Saturday Feb. 19, 10:30AM     -    Babies through 6+
 
A highly interactive, joyful and positive family concert, filled with singing, creative movement, imagination time, storytelling, and more!  Every word nurtures self-esteem and character-building values, and our Regent Theatre families will delight in singing, dancing and imagining with their children right along with Cheryl Melody.    
 
Optional: Bring 1 teddy bear, puppet or doll to sing along with you.
Cheryl Melody's CDs will be available for sale during the show.
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Expert Early Childhood Music with Cheryl Melody

 

 "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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"Positive songs and stories, multi-cultural puppets...all interactive Self-Esteem and character-building messages, Cheryl Melody related to the audience with joy, warmth, lightness and amazing expertise. 

Come back soon, Cheryl Melody! " --Parent, 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


VIDEOS:
The Wiz Kidz - Building Self-Esteem in Children and helping them become Confident Kids: This You Tube video is extraordinary for advocating self-confidence, self-esteem, support-creative, musical, older kids are in it, but message applies to all ages - a must see!                                                                     

3 Year Old, Jonathan's  pure GENIUS, JOY and CAN DO ATTITUDE for conducting Beethoven. This video is the epitome of self-confidence! If you want a chuckle and to be uplifted, watch it!
                                                                         
         



BOOK:
   ONE by Kathryn Otoshi  (Simply written and illustrated so that all ages can benefit, the message is powerful on standing tall, bullying approaches and each one of us making a difference by the stance we take; Otoshi uses various colors as metaphors of personalities; truly wonderful book!)    

FAMILY GAME:   DO TELL  - Great communication avenue, and is not only a top rate family game, but this board game would benefit in schools, counselor offices, girls and boys clubs, libraries!  One of the parents who plays this game says that they laugh so much during the game yet are touched by the answers that help them understand each other on a new level.  This game won the national KIDLUTIONS award www.kidlutions.com, and can be found on amazon for $30 as well as their own DO TELL website)
                                                                                                        


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