As a parent of two well cared for children, I sometimes look around and wonder: “Whatever happened to gratitude?” Have you ever been there, in a world of more, more and never enough?
We teach our kids to say please and thank you, but sometimes getting them to be thankful for the everyday blessings that surround them is a much harder battle.
That’s why I’m so excited to share Gratitude Attitude with you this week. Gratitude Attitude is a compilation album that’s part of The Best Foot Forward Series from Recess Music that focuses on the many ways we can be thankful and show our gratitude to others.
This is the fifth album in the series that seeks to entertain while educating children in a way that is approachable to many different ages. The themes demonstrated through the music in this series provide families with a doorway to dialogue about issues that help kids learn to put their best foot forward in the world.
Gratitude Attitude covers topics like writing thank you notes, using nice table manners and being grateful for the little things that surround us. The opening song “I’m Glad You’re Here” sets the tone for welcoming listeners into the album (it would also be particularly useful in a classroom setting).
Recess Music is a treasure trove to any family. Not only are the carefully selected songs helping teach values, they come from a variety of talented artists in the children’s music industry and make a great introduction to some new artists.
Nancy Doan, founder of Recess Music is also committed to spreading awareness of social empathy and environmental awareness, the company’s twin goals, through a donation of a percentage of the proceeds from album sales. If you’d like to learn more about her story, she shared it on Swing Whistle Zing earlier this year.
If you haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing an album from Recess Music, Gratitude Attitude is a great place to start. The uplifting songs may be just the right catalyst to change some attitudes to gratitude for the kids in your life.
Recommended for: Family Favorites, Learning Lyrics, Teacher Tracks, Spreading Kindness in the World Around You
Swing Whistle Zing Monthly Giveaway
One lucky Swing Whistle Zing reader will have the opportunity to win a copy of Gratitude Attitude from Recess Music. To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post answering the following question:
What are you most thankful for today?
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