A fun and musical way for children to learn life long skills for building better relationships! Parents, teachers, counselors, youth ministers and recreational leaders recommend it as a wonderful tool that helps children deal with everyday issues and conflicts, and learn concepts and skills for creating caring communities.
The 14 songs feature engaging lyrics, contemporary sounds, and energetic vocals from a diverse group of musicians, including children and teens. From country to reggae, blues to hip-hop, the variety of musical styles entice children of all backgrounds and ages--as well as the adults listening in! The latest edition includes a bonus feature of 7 instrumental sing along tracks!
Parents' Choice Approved Award Winner! Children's Music Web Award Winner!
Song Titles on Come Join the Circle CD: 1. Come Join the Circle 2. Listen! 3. TIME at the Peace Table 4. What Does Peace Mean 5. Good Friends (The Peer Mediation Song) 6. Cool Cooperation 7. Canned Peas Blues 8. Break'em on Down 9. Clothes Don't Make the Person 10. Martian and Robby
11. Strategy Wheel 12. Affirmations 13. Dealing with Feelings RAP 14. Come on Board 15. Listen! (Music Track) 16. TIME at the Peace Table (Music Track) 17. Clothes Don't Make the Person (Music Track) 18. The Strategy Wheel (Music Track) 19. Affirmations (Music Track) 20. Dealing with Feelings Rap (Music Track) 21, Come on Board (Music Track)
The "Come Join The Circle" Songbook has the 21 songs from the CD with guitar chords. Makes a great companion piece.
In this video montage, you will hear the title cut of Come Join the Circle: LessonSongs for Peacemaking, plus you will see studio footage of the wonderful 6th grade students who contributed their voices to the songs. This chorus of students was organized and led by their music teacher, Ms. Lois Shegog, who is the assistant director of the celebrated MUSE Women's Choir in Cincinnati.
You will also see footage of Paulette, leading groups of children in song and in learning the tools of peacemaking. Please check out the "Performance and Booking" page for information about bringing Paulette to your school, library, church, or after-school program to work with your children!
As featured on My Peace TV and at Songs for Teaching
Read a transcript of an interview with Paulette about the intention and inspiration that lead to these songs.
"Paulette's songs - melodic and catchy, but never preachy -- just might inspire your children to work things out." - Suelain Moy, Parenting Magazine. "Consciously and unconsciously, Paulette plants lessons of peaceful living in the minds of our children with the richness of her songs. From primal, soulful rhythms to the modern drumming of hip-hop, her music calls us to be more of who we are and who we want to be." - Dr. Becky Bailey, award winning author and early childhood educator. Founder and director of Loving Guidance, dedicated to creating positive environments for children in schools and families across the country. "If every child grew up listening to and learning these songs, the world would be a different place for sure." - Lisa Reilly, parent of a 4 year old
"The songs -- melodic and catchy, but never preachy -- just might inspire your children to work things out." - Suelain Moy, Parenting Magazine.
"Excellent content, beautifully recorded, well sung and played. I love the variety of styles." -Peggy Seeger, internationally known singer/songwriter and recording artist.
"This CD has been a big hit at our house. Our children often reference the lyrics when facing a "less than peaceful" situation. It is a happy, uplifting way for them to deal with issues that would otherwise be painful or confusing." - Julie Stallworth, parent and Montessori teacher
"These songs brought more joy to me and my students than I ever could have imagined." -Nancy Lorey, teacher