Fall 2022 Issue #99

A Bountiful Harvest

  • Yeast to Make the Bread Rise

    Folklorists, moldy or not, are watchers; their passion is to observe what people actually do and say, and then to think about it. And they often get particularly interested in those things people do and say that have lasted a long time through many, many repetitions and perhaps become anonymous.

  • Land Acknowledgements and Beyond

    Territory acknowledgement is a way that people insert an awareness of Indigenous presence and land rights in everyday life. All settlers, including recent arrivants, have a responsibility to consider what it means to acknowledge the history and legacy of colonialism.

  • A Place to Grow

    I wasn’t so much drawn to the Children’s Music Network as I was born into it. I know that music has a powerful positive effect on the lives of children because I’ve watched my father bring joy to children and families at his shows for my entire life.

  • Otoño (Autumn)

    “This song was written during a preschool music class when we were talking about the seasons, and I would name all the sounds we hear during the fall. We then started to act like leaves, and I found the perfect chorus for this song.”

  • Let Your Little Light Shine

    CMN recently held a Community Singing Workshop with panelists Joanie Calem, Jane Sapp, and Sally Rogers. The discussion turned to the children’s song “This Little Light of Mine” as an example of a song that everyone knows and can sing.

  • Fall Fun Song

    “I was inspired by my love of fall and how it makes me feel. We can express fall with the language of colors, changing of the weather, and the wonderful and cool activities that fall brings.”