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Around the world through Music with Rekha
Rekha Rajan and I chat about the fourth and final book in her board book series THIS IS MUSIC: VOICE. Our conversation runs from her inspiration and process for this book and the series, to marketing and the power of music in so many areas. We talk about representation and multiculturalism, and tons more! It's always a delight to talk with Rekha, and these books are the perfect gift for your young musical reader as the holidays approach.
THIS IS MUSIC: VOICE by Rekha Rajan
The fourth and final installment of Rekha Rajan's board book series focuses on Voice, and like the others, this small but mighty book packs a powerful punch for the young musician in your life. While it is a board book, don't be fooled. It is chock full of musical content and vocabulary for your young musicians. Featuring vibrant and familiar illustrations by Tania Yakunova, the entire series is colorful, informative, musical, fun, and interactive. This set of four books would make a great gift for the young soon-to-be-reader, preschool music-lover, teacher, parent, or more.
A Little Jam. . .(The Music Kind)
One of the things Rekha and I point out in our conversation is that Tania included sign language in the illustration of the chorus. This song is literally about singing, which is a perfect tie-in for VOICE, but it also is fabulous for helping kids identify/recognize colors. Colors are super-easy to sign in ASL. Here's one example. This is a lovely way to bring some of these ideas together.
Teacher Tips, Tricks and Topics
This page is the official space for PBJamz -- multimedia Jamorama celebrating all things PB (picture books) and Jamz (music), although we'll indulge in the other PBJ snacks where appropriate :-). Join us each Thursday for new content connecting picture books and music!