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  • Item #: 004046
    ISBN: 9781576361610
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    By Penny Gardner, author of Charlotte Mason Study Guide, this book is an excellent introduction to the recorder. Created for children, and non-musically-inclined adults, Penny presents the nine-note recorder method in an easy to learn, step-by-step approach. In the front of the book are the finger positions, instruction on how to read music, and tips for playing the recorder comfortably. To start with, only the three notes B, A, and G are introduced, along with thirteen songs to practice on before the next notes are brought into play. From there, you proceed to learn the rest of the notes, while practicing various songs along the way. In all, students learn 147 songs and over 50 duets and rounds, with a mix of children's songs, folk songs, early music, classics, Native American music, multicultural pieces, and Christmas songs. As an added bonus, the back cover pops into a stand, so you can easily display the music. - Stephanie

  • Item #: 002240
    ISBN: 9781602005228
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $39.99

    That proverbial talk about the “birds and the bees.” You know you need to do it. Teaching your children about God’s plan for sex and all the male/female interaction that leads up to it is part of what it means to bring up a child in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. And you want to do it – sort of. It’s just that it’s so very uncomfortable – and you don’t know what to say – and there might be questions asked that make you ashamed or guilty. . .  Dennis and Barbara Rainey (parents of six) of Family Life Ministries know you need “a plan” and they’ve provided a lovely one – a getaway weekend kit complete with instructions for you, guidelines for what to do, excellent speakers to get the difficult words out in the open by offering interesting audio sessions, an engaging format, a solid study of Biblical values, and enjoyable scripture songs.

      The goal of this program is to encourage and empower parents to discuss the difficult topics of intimacy, sexual behavior, and personal feelings that are facing their children as they enter the preteen years. To give parents the tools they need to both challenge their sons and daughters as they enter the pathway to Christian adulthood as well as provide the foundation for future discussions and sharing. To build a mentoring relationship with your children that continues past the weekend and into all the years leading up to adulthood.

      Preteen? Isn’t that jumping the gun a bit for the birds and the bees? Not in today’s culture. It’s literally everywhere around us – and now in ways unimagined by all previous generations. This program is designed to set the stage for a close parent/child relationship as the child moves into this period. Topics are handled biblically, carefully, and tastefully. Some topics are left optional for the parent.

      A weekend getaway. That’s the general setting. One child – with the parent all to himself (boys with fathers; girls with mothers) – doing an activity of his choice that he loves to do and spending time listening to “talks” and working through study material together. It’s a wonderful affirmation that the love of the parent can transcend the upcoming changes that the child will be experiencing.

      There are five audio sessions and one optional session: 1) the adolescent experience, 2) how to handle peer pressure, 3) changes that are ahead (God’s design for sex), 4) purity (protecting sexual innocence), and 5) dating (properly engaging with the opposite sex). The optional session covers really delicate issues (masturbation, pornography, and same-sex attraction) and can be inserted after the fourth session and before the fifth if the parent chooses,

      The Getaway Kit provides the necessary framework: a tour guide for the parent, travel journal for the preteen including 25 follow-up devotions, CDs containing 5 sessions, scripture memory songs and downloadable MP3s of all sessions.

      The Tour Guide is for the parent – basically a leader’s guide for this very focused Bible study. This little manual includes sections on planning the getaway, an itinerary for the weekend, a suggested schedule, preparation checklists (and needed supplies), guidelines for writing a note to your son/daughter, and very specific suggestions for praying for your son/daughter. Also included is a page-for-page reproduction of the Travel Journal (accent color rather than full color) so you can work through it with your son/daughter.

      The Travel Journal is for your son/daughter and is designed as a companion for the experiences of the weekend. With a travel theme and an engaging appearance, it provides a place to write notes (from the talks), thoughts, and answers to questions as well as the guidelines for godly Christian living provided by this study material. There are 25 follow-up devotions that continue with a similar theme and help strengthen the biblical core of the young adult’s understanding of the various issues. This is a nicely done keepsake book with a hardcover, full-color graphics, and an elastic strap for place-keeping.

      The CD Set provides the core material for the heart of the weekend and the program. Eight CDs provide the weekend talk sessions. These sessions feature scripture memory songs, dramatic vignettes, humorous features, real-life stories from teens and adults, and lots of teaching from parents and experts that have “been there, done that.” Songs are CCM-type of music with understandable lyrics, singable melodies, and full instrumentation backup.

      Having “that” talk with your children may never be entirely comfortable, but this kit gives you a plan; the certainty of godly, biblical content; and the promise of enjoyable memories. 

  • Item #: 068025
    ISBN: 9780990777007
    Retail: $159.95
    Rainbow Price: $139.95

       This is a guide to developmentally appropriate activities in many learning areas – home life/social emotional, math/manipulatives, art/music, science/sensory, language/literacy, outdoor/gross motor, and field trip suggestions. Very little prep is needed to do the activities, just gather the supplies and books listed for a complete introduction with young children or accompaniment to your math and phonics/reading for kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade. Each month (September through May) incorporates a theme and a character trait into the activities, and is 3-hole punched so you can place the pages in a binder for easy access and storage. Printables are included and step-by-step instructions will make it easy for any parent to work through the activities. You should plan on 2 to 4 activities per day, but plan for what fits into your schedule – “flexibility” is the name of this game. 296 pgs, pb.

     

      Within the packet of pages, you will receive a monthly overview printed on card stock that can be hung up so mom can see what they will be covering during the month – a good visual and planning tool. Sections on the monthly overview list the activities to be done in each area of learning. An Introduction to the program explains the philosophy and a list of what will be covered by theme and character trait. The rest of the pages have beautiful photographs, and step-by-step instructions for implementation.

      Let me give you a sampling of one month of the program. The theme for September is “The World I Live In,” and the character trait is “wonder.” Mom’s Toolbox is the first part of every month and this is where some special resources or items will be listed. In September the “Private Eye” loupe and the book Global Art by Mary Ann Kohl are mentioned. Anything found in the “Mom’s Toolbox” section would be good to get your hands on for incorporation later in the lesson. Home Life and Social/Emotional is the first activity section for September and includes the activities of using balloons and a laundry basket to ‘take a hot air balloon ride,’ make a hot air balloon snack, practice your manners by saying please/thank you, clearing dishes after a meal, and planning an emergency exit plan for your home. You can tell already that not all activities will work for all ages, but that’s the beauty – you can adapt as you need to, pick-and-choose as you see fit. The book list for September includes Hot Air, A House is a House for Me, Can You Hear It, Frog and Toad, and He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands. Language and Literacy for September includes tactile letter practice, children developing their own story, and making a book. Math and Manipulatives include activities such as counting and swinging, making a spindle box (counting box), making shapes, a nature math book, and playing a water bottle marble game. Science and Sensory will have your little ones exploring outdoors with simple tools like magnifiers, binoculars, nature guides, etc., making a nature journal and a pendulum, cooking up a batch of herbal tea play dough and creating nature scenes, making an artistic pond, and make a nesting set using cans. Art and Music includes using chicken wire to use as a weaving loom with fabric scraps, making a painting on a long piece of butcher paper, sculpting clay tree faces, using coffee filters to create artistic reproductions, making salt and mirror art, and learning the song, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands.” Gross Motor and Outside has activities to develop ball skills and play games like Squish the bug, Hit the Hula Hoop, Wonder-Ball and running an obstacle course. Field Trip suggestions are touring the local news station or grocery store. At the end of each month is a supply list so you can see everything at a glance for easier preparation; most items will be things from around your home. A page for monthly memories and two planning pages are included at the end of the month, as well.

      Throughout each month, on every page, are photographs of the activities and children performing the tasks mentioned on the pages. Each month follows a similar format, so it’s pretty easy to get into a routine that fits your lifestyle. The Printables are on card stock and include photos, game instructions and game pieces, and other items that are mentioned during the monthly activities.

      Intended to give some guidance but not dictate the schedule, Year of Playing Skillfully can become a partner for you and your family as you begin the educational journey with your young learners. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 056347
    ISBN: 9780843113624
    Retail: $10.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    Enjoy over 70 songs and fingerplays to keep little ones busy in the car or anywhere else. Classic songs like This Old Man and fingerplays like Here is the Church, Here is the Steeple are accompanied by a musical CD of full band music and is sung by a children’s chorus. The classic songs you might have learned as a child are all together here in this fun collection. Book is 62 pages, softcover. – Laura

  • Item #: 039012
    Retail: $20.00
    Rainbow Price: $16.25

    If you can sing, you can learn! Sing 2 Learn is an audiovisual program that teaches foreign language to kids with catchy, appealing songs. Using a full immersion approach (no English), each course component contains 15 songs that teach basic vocabulary on an audio CD and DVD. The DVD's feature animated children going about their daily routines at home, in the neighborhood, and in school while the songs play. Subtitled lyrics appear in the target language so you can sing along (again, no English here). As students listen and sing, they learn and retain the vocabulary quicker than if they were merely studying a textbook. Repetition is the key!

    A songbook is included with each CD/DVD. It has lyrics to the 15 songs, both in the target language and with English words and phrases off to the side. Complete song translations are in the back. The CD and DVD store easily in vinyl pockets inside the back book cover. There is some general instruction how to use the program and what you can expect from your student as they work through the levels. (See our website for information on the topics covered at each level.). 52 pgs, pb.

    The Beginner level of the program is recommended for grades PK-2. No textbook is used at this level, as the emphasis is on auditory learning.

    Intermediate level 1 is intended for grades 3-4, and Intermediate levels 2 and 3 are for grades 5-6. These levels introduce more advanced vocabulary than the beginning levels, with the addition of a textbook component. (As of press time, we are unable to provide detailed information on the textbooks. However, according to the publisher, "Textbook and workbook exercises reinforce vocabulary and introduce grammatical patterns learned through songs and animations.")

    Each Combo set includes the song book, music CD and animated DVD for the relevant level. Textbooks are sold separately. ~Sara/Lisa

  • Item #: 039003
    Retail: $20.00
    Rainbow Price: $16.25

    If you can sing, you can learn! Sing 2 Learn is an audiovisual program that teaches foreign language to kids with catchy, appealing songs. Using a full immersion approach (no English), each course component contains 15 songs that teach basic vocabulary on an audio CD and DVD. The DVD's feature animated children going about their daily routines at home, in the neighborhood, and in school while the songs play. Subtitled lyrics appear in the target language so you can sing along (again, no English here). As students listen and sing, they learn and retain the vocabulary quicker than if they were merely studying a textbook. Repetition is the key!

    A songbook is included with each CD/DVD. It has lyrics to the 15 songs, both in the target language and with English words and phrases off to the side. Complete song translations are in the back. The CD and DVD store easily in vinyl pockets inside the back book cover. There is some general instruction how to use the program and what you can expect from your student as they work through the levels. (See our website for information on the topics covered at each level.). 52 pgs, pb.

    The Beginner level of the program is recommended for grades PK-2. No textbook is used at this level, as the emphasis is on auditory learning.

    Intermediate level 1 is intended for grades 3-4, and Intermediate levels 2 and 3 are for grades 5-6. These levels introduce more advanced vocabulary than the beginning levels, with the addition of a textbook component. (As of press time, we are unable to provide detailed information on the textbooks. However, according to the publisher, "Textbook and workbook exercises reinforce vocabulary and introduce grammatical patterns learned through songs and animations.")

    Each Combo set includes the song book, music CD and animated DVD for the relevant level. Textbooks are sold separately. ~Sara/Lisa

  • Item #: 028792
    ISBN: 9780385341981
    Retail: $22.00
    Rainbow Price: $14.95

    The preschool edition is divided into the sections of poems, songs, stories, history, science, and art. 'Poems' includes 48 of your favorite childhood poems and rhymes with oldies like Pat-a-Cake, One Potato Two Potato, and 5 Little Monkeys. Thirty children's songs are just fun to teach to your children like Wheels on the Bus, and Pop Goes the Weasel. The 'Stories' section includes the whole stories of Goldilocks, Gingerbread Man, Little Red Hen, 3 Little Pigs, How Turtles Got Their Shells, Why Flies Buzz, The Lion and the Mouse, and City Mouse & Country Mouse. In the margins of the stories new words are listed along with questions to ask your child about story content and discussion of the colorful illustrations. The 'History' and 'Science' sections are non-fiction and fiction read-alouds with discussion questions and new words printed in the margins. 'History' stories include First Americans, George Washington, Betsy Ross, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King, Jr. 'Science' covers the topics of animals, habitats, humans, plants, water, light, and air. There are no activities included in the science since the goal is simply to read to children and expose them to the topic. Be aware that this book presents humans as special animals, not their own species. 'Art' includes 12 copies of famous pieces of art along with information about the artist and the art. Some suggestions for art activities along with discussion questions are included.

    The last section of this book covers what parents need to know about their preschooler, and the importance of the preschool years. There are suggestions for how to choose a preschool and preparation for kindergarten. Checklists are included for the areas of math, literacy, language, social & emotional development, work habits, health, and general knowledge. Tips are included on reading aloud and enjoying music with your child along with a resource list of books and music for preschoolers. This book provides plenty of information and resources to start your little ones on a smooth road toward elementary learning. - Donna

  • Item #: 003155
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.76

    More children's scripture songs from the Harrow Family! These songs will help God write His truths on the tablets of your hearts! The following songs are included in this collection: Psalm 1, For God So Loved the World (John 3:16), For I Know the Thoughts (Jeremiah 29:11), The Fear of the Lord (Proverbs 1:7), The Shema - Hear O Israel (Deuteronomy 6:4-6), Thy Word Have I Hidden (Psalm 119:11), Seek the Lord (Isaiah 55:6-7), The Soft Answer (Proverbs 15:1), In the Beginning (Genesis 1:1), Thy Word is a Lamp (Psalm 119:105), Do All Things (Philippians 2:14-15), Be Strong (Joshua 1:9), Ask (Matthew 7:7), I Am the Way (John 14:6), A New Commandment (John 13:34), Psalm 150: Praise the Lord, If Anyone Loves Me (John 14:23), Books of the Old Testament. Song words and instrumental background tracks included. - elise

  • Item #: 001503
    ISBN: 9780843113006
    Retail: $10.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95
    Sing to praise the Lord with your wee singers! Over one hour of musical entertainment with memorable songs that your children will enjoy.
  • Item #: 027403
    ISBN: 9781894262705
    Retail: $17.95
    Rainbow Price: $13.05
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  • Item #: 027399
    ISBN: 9781894262651
    Retail: $17.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.50
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  • Item #: 025813
    ISBN: 9780735841918
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $10.95

    To Grandmother's house we go! Written by Lydia Maria Child and illustrated by Christopher Manson, this classic poem (which is actually a Thanksgiving poem!) is beautifully illustrated with woodcut printed images. A great book to get you in the holiday mood, and includes sheet music for the tune. 24 pgs, hc. – Laura

  • Item #: 023923
    ISBN: 9781864691436
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

    This book covers all of the basics of music theory in a format appealing to young learners. Children will learn about staves, clefs, notes, time and key signatures, note values, and more, completing fun exercises along the way. The included CD holds tracks of all of the songs and musical examples used in the book. 32 pgs.

  • Item #: 018534
    ISBN: 9780843120059
    Retail: $10.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    This set is a great way to introduce kids to classic and original songs from around the world. Children love to sing along, and the 64 page, small-format (5.25" x 8.25") book included provides illustrations and complete lyrics for all of the songs on the CD (written in native languages as well as English). The 44 songs are sung in both English and their original language, with an entire hour of musical entertainment in all. Listeners/singers will enjoy music from around the globe and also learn facts from songs about different people, places, and cultures. Examples of North American songs include Going over the Sea from Canada and El Coqui (The Frog) from Puerto Rico. Examples of South American songs include Ciranda (Circle Game) from Brazil and Los Pollitos (Little Chicks) from Peru. Examples of European songs include En Enebaer Bush (The Mulberry Bush) from Denmark and Coulter's Candy from Scotland. African songs include Bebe Moke (Baby So Small) from Zaire and Kanyoni Kanja (Little Bird Outside) from Kenya. Asian songs include Attal Mattal (Rhythm Game) from Iran and Ame, Ame (Rain, Rain) from Japan. A few Australian and Oceania songs are included too. With an hour of music and the lyrics included in the illustrated books, kids will enjoy this set that allows them to experience music from around the world. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 005766
    ISBN: 9780843189599
    Retail: $10.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.95

    Wee Sing has built a solid reputation for producing quality music audios for children, and this resource only adds to their repertoire. The CD contains 39 energetic songs that are tastefully done in a variety of musical styles including big band, classical, country-western, jazz, and pop. A sampling of song titles includes: Looby Loo, Pop Goes the Weasel, Hokey Pokey, The Cowboy/Old Texas, A Walk through the Forest, William Tell Overture and many others. The accompanying 64-page illustrated book provides lyrics, musical notes and movement suggestions that align with the songs. This enjoyable CD may be just what is needed to focus the pent up energy in your little ones. So grab your children and start moving! CD length 60 min. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 071390
    Retail: $45.00
    Rainbow Price: $40.95

  • Item #: 069475
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $9.75

     Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. Children are never too young to be saturated in God’s word and this CD is a delightful way to fill your children’s hearts and minds with Scripture. You will appreciate the quality of the multiple musical instruments and the sweet sounds of children’s voices singing 85 verses from the Old and New Testament. Music styles range from the soft, melodic lullaby to a more up-tempo toe-tapping country sound; this may become your favorite family “go to” music for the home and car. Scriptures from NIV Bible. Truly an auditory pleasure for all ages! Twenty songs, approximately one hour in length. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 067233
    ISBN: 9781470635183
    Retail: $18.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.73

     If you’ve ever wanted to learn the drums, here’s a great tool to get you started! While I admit I’m no drummer, after watching the video tracks and following along in the book I can clearly see how this program would easily translate to a solid foundation of playing percussion when followed thoroughly and practiced frequently. Starting with the high hats, students will learn to play simple beats, slowly adding in coordination drills and other drums one by one before moving to more complicated rhythms and syncopation. The black and white book doesn’t look like much with few photos and simple sheet music, but after flipping through the course and watching the included videos, I am definitely tempted to try it out myself! Note: The video disc should be played on a computer, and some video tracks (I found 2) were mislabeled and did not match the songs in the book. 67 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 066530
    Retail: $9.99
    Rainbow Price: $7.16

     Kids learn from their environment as well as from books and other resources. Your visual learners will especially appreciate the attractiveness of these 4 posters each highlighting a different era of classical music and composers from that era. You see a color portrait and a paragraph, along with important dates. From the Renaissance & Baroque periods you have Palestrina, Byrd, Monteverdi, Vivaldi, J.S. Bach & Handel. From the Classical period there is C.P.E. Bach, Stamitz, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven & Schubert. Of the Early Romantic period you see Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schuman, Liszt & Verdi. And of the Late Romantic period you see Wagner, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Mahler & Debussy. Each poster measures 17”x 22” and is made of cardstock. There is a reproducible worksheet included for each poster. ~Sara

  • Item #: 066232
    Retail: $446.00
    Rainbow Price: $384.00

    Neither intensive nor too informal, this curriculum strikes an excellent balance in beginning instruction. Lessons focus on reading skills, but also incorporate math, science, Bible, art, character development, creative thinking and childrens literature. There are 26 thematic units total, with each unit taking five days to complete. Daily lessons will take 60-90 minutes.

    Beginning reading lessons are systematic and thorough, using tactile, visual and auditory methods to teach children letters and letter sounds. The corresponding letter flashcards are beautifully illustrated with animals and other items from Gods creation. Letters are not introduced in alphabetical order, but in an order to facilitate early blending into words (for early reinforcement of phonetic skills) and to correspond with elements of creation. (For example, S is introduced first along with a science lesson about the Sun. Students also construct a sundial, make raisins, paint a sun and see how, like the sun, Jesus is the light of the world.) Textured letters are integral to the lessons (see below), as are the flashcards. Handwriting is also incorporated as are various games, songs, drawing, cut & paste, and other reinforcing activities. By lesson 6, children begin blending letter sounds into simple words. By the end, they'll be reading simple stories. Each unit also has a recommended children's literature title. Math concepts include counting, writing numerals, charts and graphs, sequencing, comparing, classifying, ordinal numbers, fractions (whole and half), time, money, and simple addition/subtraction. Science topics match the illustrations on the alphabet flashcards and consist of objects that can be observed in nature.

    The Limited Ed. Package includes the Teacher's Manual; student sheets; alphabet flashcards, Lauri lower-case alphabet puzzle; What Really Happened to the Dinosuars?; For the Children's Sake; Cuisenaire Rods; Cuisenaire Rods Alphabet Book; Say Hello to Classical Music; an inflatable globe and the MFW Kindergarten Literature Collection with 26 stories to be used with the units. Ant Hill and Butterfly Garden kits are not included in the kits but highly recommended for customers in the 48 states. Both insect kits are also available from us separately.

  • Item #: 064850
    ISBN: 9781600512919
    Retail: $17.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.50

  • Item #: 064847
    ISBN: 9781600512858
    Retail: $17.95
    Rainbow Price: $15.50
  • Item #: 064652
    ISBN: 9781454916758
    Retail: $6.95
    Rainbow Price: $4.95

  • Item #: 064352
    ISBN: 9789829118882
    Retail: $14.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.95

       Perfect for anyone old enough to hold a ukulele, these books start at the very beginning of learning the instrument. Both books come with a handy chord chart poster and follow a nearly identical path for the first 12-13 lessons, learning about 17 chords and ending with rhythms and rests, but where How to Play Ukulele (#64351) ends, Progressive Beginner Ukulele continues for 7 more lessons, where students will learn 19 more chords as well as elements of music like diminished chords, Major 7th chords, and triplet rhythms. Progressive Beginner Ukulele has color pages and a link to online access for video & audio files for all the songs and lessons, whereas How to Play Ukulele (#64351) has black and white pages with a DVD of video lessons and a play-along CD (video/audio content is the same as the online content, except that the CDs and DVDs do not contain the additional tracks for the extra lessons in Progressive Beginner Ukulele book.) Both books provide a quality beginner understanding of the instrument that is perfect for children and adults alike. Softcover. – Laura

  • Item #: 064351
    ISBN: 9789829150530
    Retail: $9.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.95

    Perfect for anyone old enough to hold a ukulele, these books start at the very beginning of learning the instrument. Both books come with a handy chord chart poster and follow a nearly identical path for the first 12-13 lessons, learning about 17 chords and ending with rhythms and rests, but where How to Play Ukulele ends, Progressive Beginner Ukulele (#64352) continues for 7 more lessons, where students will learn 19 more chords as well as elements of music like diminished chords, Major 7th chords, and triplet rhythms. Progressive Beginner Ukulele (#64352) has color pages and a link to online access for video & audio files for all the songs and lessons, whereas How to Play Ukulele has black and white pages with a DVD of video lessons and a play-along CD (video/audio content is the same as the online content, except that the CDs and DVDs do not contain the additional tracks for the extra lessons in Progressive Beginner Ukulele book.) Both books provide a quality beginner understanding of the instrument that is perfect for children and adults alike. Softcover. Laura

  • Item #: 063958
    ISBN: 9780739038758
    Retail: $11.95
    Rainbow Price: $8.78
  • Item #: 062234
    ISBN: 9781553862383
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.36
  • Item #: 062233
    ISBN: 9781553862376
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.36
  • Item #: 061077
    ISBN: 9781619302037
    Retail: $16.95
    Rainbow Price: $12.50

    Music history was probably one of the most difficult parts of my musical education. The textbooks were always so dry and seemed irrelevant. This, thankfully, is not the case here. This book presents the history of music with an approachable mix of material: an occasional look at the science behind sound and how waves and pitches travel, informative text, quotations, hands-on activities, songs and playlists on YouTube accessible via QR codes (Parents, you may want to check that the links are still valid before handing them over to students. QR codes are easily scan-able via free apps available through phone or tablet’s app store. Just search for QR Code Reader).

    As the text progresses through history, the focus is on analyzing the influences and the components of music. Start with folk music which came to the U.S. from England as well as songs sung by slaves and then progress to the patriotic music during the late 1700s and early 1800s. Move to the jazz, blues and country sounds of the Roaring Twenties; the effects of the World Wars on music as well as social justice issues during the 1950s, and the evolution of rock and hip hop and lastly, to modern-day music.

    While not divided into any sort of lesson plans, this could make for a fun course of study if your children are particularly music minded. Parents could even use this as a great supplemental resource to an American history program with a little planning ahead. 120 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 060681
    ISBN: 9780739096253
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $13.95

    Let’s face it: the songs in instrument-learning books, while valuable, are not very fun to play. What IS fun to play is a song that everyone knows and can play or sing along to. That’s where this book comes in! If your student wishes to learn some songs that are a little more fun or wants to take a step towards “real” songs after some of their lesson books, these are the perfect fit. For each song, there are tabs (a notation method that shows which fret to play on which string: highly popular for learning to play more popular songs), chords, and even sheet music for your more classically trained student. Your student will be able to play old standards like The Farmer in the Dell, Jesus Loves Me, The Bear Went Over the Mountain, and 56 other songs. In addition, we also carry the guitar version of this book (#060680), so if one child plays the guitar and one plays ukulele, they will be able to play duets together, making for some great family fun and bonding time! Parents, the music for the song Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer is included, so you may want to do a little creative editing and change the lyrics to “pop” before handing the book over to your child. Includes a chord dictionary for quick reference. 83 softcover pages. – Laura