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Ella Jenkins: 123s and ABCs

Ella Jenkins: 123s and ABCs

Spring 2014 Music
Ages: 2 - 6 yrs.
CD Price: $12.00

Ukulele in hand, children's music pioneer and educator Ella Jenkins invites listeners to play and learn along with this compilation of familiar, traditional and multilingual/multicultural alphabet and counting tunes excerpted from her past albums. With the warmth and authority of a favorite teacher, Jenkins talks about each song and directly engages the enthusiastic young participants who appeared with her on these lively tracks. Jenkins, the first children's music artist to receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, has spent decades visiting schools, camps and community organizations and appearing on radio and TV with her vast repertory of children's songs gathered from her childhood Chicago neighborhood and extensive travels throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Lynne Heffley   ©2014 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
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