"Little Songs, Big Science"
Jeff and Paige
* Ages: Womb to Tomb
* Release Date: November 12, 2018
* Label: Jeff & Paige
* Copyright: 2018 Jeff Kagan & Paige Doughty
Available at iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and other digital retailers
In Paige's own words
“We want to educate people and connect them with the natural world through curiosity and excitement rather than doom and gloom. While we certainly know there are changes that people need to make to live more lightly on the earth, we’ve also learned that the best way to educate kids (and their parents) is through joy rather than scary statistics.”
Unwrapping what you should know
In Little Songs, Big Science, already the recipient of a ‘19 Parents’ Choice Award, the focus shifts from hiking and outdoor adventures to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). With songs like, Air Pressure and Carnivores, Herbivores, and Omnivores, kids are introduced to the science of air pressure, animal diets, melting points, seed dispersal, and more.
Following the success of their award winning albums, Get Outdoors and Mighty Wolf, this album marks a new chapter for Jeff and Paige. The husband and wife team have partnered with the University of Colorado Boulder Natural History Museum to develop lessons that correspond with each song on the album, giving families an opportunity to explore the educational concepts in each song through simple, fun, and hands-on learning activities.
This specially crafted “STEAM” curriculum is what makes this album much more than just kid-friendly science music. The playful nature of the music and invitation to participate through kinesthetic actions in the songs is intentionally coupled with activities that encourage continued exploration at home or in the classroom. For example, you can listen to “Air Pressure” and then follow the free, online lesson to build a mini straw rocket of your own!
The album and its accompanying curriculum not only serves kids and their parents but also acts as a valuable resource for educators.
Little Songs, Big Science: Musical STEAM For Kids can be found at their online store at jeffandpaige.org
Their exciting fun-filled concerts and CDs are filled with love of the outdoors and ecology, bringing concepts like insect anatomy, energy conservation and plate tectonics to the whole family. If this sounds lofty for the kiddie set, then think again. Each song is instructive, but never preachy. And the messages are delivered in a playful manner with memorable musical hooks that captivate children and adults alike.
Through their live shows and five different albums Jeff and Paige have reached thousands of children with their joyful spirit of play and passion for ecological awareness.
Unwrapping the Play List
Running Time: 36 Minutes
* Little Songs, Big Science Overture
* Air Pressure
* Hotter Than Chocolate
* Cottonwood Trees!
* Rock, It's Remarkable
* Carnivores, Herbivores, Omnivores
* Autumn Leaves Fall
* Earth Goes Around the Sunshine
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