Picture Book with Downloadable Music; Vocals by Sonia De Los Santos and Jorge Anaya
GRAMMY® winning musicians and authors Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer want to dispel the notion that a parent has to have tubes like Adele or Bruno Mars to enjoy music with their infants. Their Sing To Your Baby project gives parents the confidence, songs and a toolkit to begin the happy adventure. In 2011, the duo published a picture book with songs called Sing To Your Baby, a project which garnered critical praise, awards, and a feature on National Public Radio. MetroKids called it “the best new baby gift since Dr. Spock.” Parents’ Choice gave it a Gold Award, recommending it as “warmhearted and beautifully crafted.”
Responding to requests from parents and educators, Cathy & Marcy’s Community Music will publish the Spanish edition of their popular book with music on September 15. The 11 lovingly translated songs on Cántale A Tu Bebé are sung by noted bilingual artists and native Spanish speakers Sonia De Los Santos and Jorge Anaya. Unlike a collection of lullabies or entertainment-oriented album, Cántale A Tu Bebé is designed for interaction and everyday use. The 32-page beautifully illustrated book includes a link to download all of the songs, providing a virtual coach for anyone – parents, caregivers and others – in a new baby’s circle of love.
- Amor es lo que siento por ti – En la voz de Sonia De Los Santos
- Mecer a mi bebé – En la voz de Sonia De Los Santos
- Despierta – En la voz de Sonia De Los Santos
- Barquito – En la voz de Sonia De Los Santos
- Tarara – En la voz de Sonia De Los Santos
- Te amo – En la voz de Sonia De Los Santos
- Uno, dos, tres – En la voz de Sonia De Los Santos
- ¡Cómo se rie mi bebé! – En la voz de Sonia De Los Santos
- Mi pequeñito – En la voz de Sonia De Los Santos
- Adiós, Adiós! – En la voz de Sonia De Los Santos
- Donde tu estes, ahí estare – En la voz de Sonia De Los Santos
- Amor es lo que siento por ti – En la voz de Jorge Anaya
- Mecer a mi bebé – En la voz de Jorge Anaya
- Despierta – En la voz de Jorge Anaya
- Barquito – En la voz de Jorge Anaya
- Tarara – En la voz de Jorge Anaya
- Te amo – En la voz de Jorge Anaya
- Uno, dos, tres – En la voz de Jorge Anaya
- ¡Cómo se rie mi bebé! – En la voz de Jorge Anaya
- Mi pequeñito – En la voz de Jorge Anaya
- Adiós, Adiós! – En la voz de Jorge Anaya
- Donde tu estes, ahí estare – En la voz de Jorge Anaya
The 11 original Fink-Marxer penned songs from Sing To Your Baby — “Love Is What I Feel You For,” “Little Bitty Boat,” “Baby’s Got a Giggle,” “Pretty Little Baby,” and “Rockin’ My Baby” – are now en español: “Amor Es Lo Que Siento por Ti,” “Barquito,” “Cómo Se Rie Me Bebé,” “Mi Pequeñito,” and “Mecer a Me Bebé.” The first 11 tracks are para mamá or a higher voice, tracks 12-22 are para papá or a lower voice.
Brooke’s 2nd birthday party with the theme of Mexico!
Fink and Marxer have seen the power of music to positively influence the lives of children and their families. New studies are constantly emerging that show how singing to your baby can improve communicative skills and pre-literacy skills.* Cántale A Tu Bebé and Sing To Your Baby have both been adopted by the Celtino Foundation and are being used in schools in Honduras where whole families learn English through the songs they sing to their babies and toddlers in Spanish. Libraries and early childhood centers are first in line to get the new Spanish edition, and a series of events are planned for families this fall and winter.
More about Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer: Multi-GRAMMY Award winners Cathy & Marcy have created live and recorded music for families for more than 35 years. Their tightly connected harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity on the acoustic & electric guitar, five-string banjo, mandolin, cello banjo, ukulele, percussion and many other instruments. They have been honored with hundreds of awards from The Parents Choice Foundation, American Library Association, John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Washington Area Music Association & National Association of Parenting Publications.
List Price: $ 20.00 (Available from booksellers everywhere on September 15)