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Rhythm and Rhyme Time - Snappy Songs For Little Learners
written by Fran Avni
CD - 24 songs

A brand new language building collection of snappy rhythms and rhymes, zany tongue-twisters and wacky word play for preschoolers and beginning readers. 

24 catchy singable songs engage children in teaching sound awareness, new vocabulary and reinforce basic skills - colors, numbers and body concepts. 

Perfect family fun!

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TUNING INTO NATURE - Songs and Activities About the Earth
written by Fran Avni & Jackie Cytrynbaum
CD and songbook / CD only - 26 songs

A multi-sensory approach for listening, learning and doing to help young children "tune into nature".
Ideal for earth day celebrations, and animating science lessons.
This compilation includes most of the songs from "Daisies" as well as many new compositions.

Cassette - 16 songs

A cheerful and affectionate look at the world around us. Fran Avni and company (children's chorus) delight the entire family with songs that "Recycle", the "Listen to the Water", that ask
"Did you ever hear an Ant Say Hello?" and more.

"...ducks, fish, flowers, recycling and even a garage sale! The music is lively and warm."
Creative Classroom - Children's Televison Workshop

Music and Activity book by Fran Avni and Nancy Schimmel
Songbook / CD only / Cassette - 23 songs

Includes the lyrics, music and chords to I'M All EARS songs as well as fun-filled extended activities and additional songs and suggestions for promoting reading readiness.

23 engaging playsongs and chants designed to develop phonological awareness. Based on the research of Dr. Orna Lenchner, these songs follow a sequence of developmental skills necessary for reading readiness.

"Behind these wonderful, singable songs is an incredible understanding of what kids need to know about the sounds in words and the underpinnings of reading."….
Margie Golik, Ph.D., educational psychologist, Canadian Children's Television Consultant, author of Playing with Words and Wacky Word Games.

LITTLE EARS - Songs For Reading Readiness
CD / Cassette - 27 songs

Prequel to I’m ALL EARS, includes several familiar favorites Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Itsy-Bitsy Spider, as well as original songs about the concept of Word Awareness, Rhyming and Alliteration.
(My Name Starts with A Letter, Hat and Cat, Syllable Song, Put Two Parts Together, Dinosaurs to Dinner and many more…)

CD / Cassette

Activity songs that create AUTOMATIC PARTICIPATION…hop like a frog…wiggle your eyebrows…touch your nose…Story songs to sing along with and songs just for listening. Rich musical styles from jazz to classical, a march, a reggae, bluegrass and a bit of the 50's….all sung with a smile by Fran Avni.

"These irresistible activity and story songs set children hopping to the beat and wiggling their noses and toeses"
Music for Little People

Z'MAN LASHIR - Time to Read Hebrew!
Songbook / Cassette - 14 songs

The book includes the Hebrew lyrics, music transcription, chords, translation and transliteration for all 14 songs as well as teacher's guide for use in the classsroom. A must for any Hebrew Language program.

Light-hearted lively language learning, singable syntax, vivid vocabulary and painless pronunciation practice.
These 14 original songs feature catchy tunes, snappy lyrics and bouncy rhythms that set hands to clapping and minds to learning simple Hebrew words and phrases.

HAPPY CHANUKAH! A collection of Holiday Songs
CD / Cassette

40 minutes of a delightful collection of the most well-known Chanukah songs for all ages - from babies to bubbies!

"This is the perfect holiday tape - with tunes from childhood, traditional pieces and a few contemporary songs. Not only does it include every major Chanukah song, but the inclusion of English verses makes the Hebrew and Yiddish selections accessible to any listener. Throughout, the clarity and beauty of Fran's voice illuminate the words, and enhance the holiday spirit."
Eva Raby, Head Norman Berman Children's Library, Jewish Public Library, Montreal, Canada.

CD /Cassette

A joyous and creative celebration of Shabbat, an adventure with sounds and ryhthms - a fine musical tribute to the seventh day! The retelling of the story of Noah as a children's rap to breakdance rhythms. 'Once Upon a Time' - the story of creation: "Chicken Soup" - cause everybody loves chicken, chicken: plus many others.

"The original songs are simple but moving, open to shared participation through clapping, dancing or singing along."
Quill and Quire Review

CD / Cassette

Subtitled 'A Holiday treat for All Ages', Mostly Matzah is full of lively music that is great for singing along with, and in some cases, dancing to. Original songs and narrative retell the ancient story of Passover and explain it in terms that children will understand and enjoy.

"Mostly Matzah…designed to educate children about the holiday in an entertaining way"
Anne-Marie Schiro, N.Y. Times

"Describing the Jewish celebration of Passover, Mostly Matzah is energetic and fresh. Most of the songs are new creations and the old standbys are treated to updated interpretations."
Jill Jarnow, The All Ears Sampler

CD / Cassette

Latkes and Hamentashen is a collection of upbeat, contemporary songs about Jewish history and tradition. A creative musical journey into the story of Chanukah on one side, and Purim on the other. The delightful songs and narrative bring to life the main characters of each holiday and give them unique personalities.

"It's hard to resist the infectious toe-tapping rhythms…. Children will have a rollicking good time with this release."
Norbert Sparrow, L.A. Parent Magazine

Fran's Music is also available at CD Baby