Posts tagged ‘songs’


Do your children enjoy music? Mine thrive on it – and so, it seems, do the children whose parents buy our Singalong Songs, and the families who like to spend time in our Oxford studio. I love to watch little ones sway and groove to the music we play as they explore the studio and its treasures.


Today, we share with you an interview with Susan B. Katz, author of My Mama Earth, which celebrates the bond between a child, his mother and Mother Earth. Read on to learn more about Susan’s inspiration, her tips for aspiring writers and more!


Treat yourself and the young music-lovers in your life to the latest animated video in our collection! Multi-talented SteveSongs is the author and performer of The Shape Song Swingalong, a colorful, fun-filled adventure in learning how to draw with basic shapes. We asked SteveSongs a few quick questions to learn more about him and the story behind this new Barefoot book.


We recently had a lovely visit from Miriam Latimer, beloved illustrator of children’s picture books such as The Prince’s Bedtime (which is sold at the Buckingham Palace gift shop—little trivia there for you!), Ruby’s School Walk, Emily’s Tiger, Shrinking Sam and Shopping with Dad. We asked Miriam to be our guest blogger today and share with us some of her discoveries on her first trip across the pond…we hope you enjoy her story.


Why stop celebrating Dads even though Father’s Day was last month? With these toe-tapping songs, you can keep the fun going for a long while!


Thank you all for the enthusiastic response to our recent Over in the Meadow video. We were so inspired by your comments that we thought we’d keep the fun going, so today we’re excited to share with you the latest video in our collection. Treat yourself and the young music-lovers in your life to a round-the-world flyaway adventure and let us know what you think in the comments below.


Thank you to everyone who left a comment and entered the contest, we loved hearing from you! Congratulations to Melissa Nassraway, our winner. This contest is now closed, please stay tuned for more!

It’s podcast Friday and if you’re not put off by the quest for fame, then have a listen to this thought-provoking tale of a mouse who wanted to make his name known. This interesting story is taken from one of acclaimed storyteller Hugh Lupton’s Barefoot collection, Tales of Mystery and Magic, wonderfully illustrated by Italian artist, Agnese Baruzzi.


To celebrate the release of our brand-new Over in the Meadow book with audio and video animation, we thought this would be a good moment to pay a visit the Barefoot editorial world and find out from the content development team just how books come to animated life. Bribed with Bourbon biscuits (try it—they’ll do anything) they caved in and gave up their top 5 tips for creating a singalong animation:


In a nutshell, Susan Reed is one of the happiest people we know. Happiness pours out of her, following her wherever she goes. It must come in part from her lifetime career as a musician, singer, storyteller and author who uses original songs and stories to work magic with families, on local and national stages. And it’s contagious.


Thank you to everyone who left a comment and entered the contest, we loved hearing from you! Congratulations to Liz, our winner. This contest is now closed, please stay tuned for more.

Let’s face it. If You’re Happy and You Know It! has brightened the days of millions of people. Long used by teachers all over the world to help young children learn to follow directions, acquire language skills, and cultivate teamwork via song, it is also one of the most popular “must have” tunes for car trips, rainy days, playtime, and anytime when a fun song is what’s needed to lift the spirits.