Fred Koch | This Lil' Cow

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This Lil' Cow

by Fred Koch

These songs and movement games, originating from an award-winning music educator, are a fun and entertaining addition to any childrens' music library.
Genre: Kids/Family: General Children's Music
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  Song Share Time Download
1. This Lil' Cow
2:30 $0.99
2. Daddy Plays Drums
2:05 $0.99
3. Please, Louise
2:51 $0.99
4. Grouchy and Mean
1:43 $0.99
5. Move, Move, Move
2:44 $0.99
6. I Forgot
1:18 $0.99
7. Medley: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star; Baa Baa Black Sheep; A, B,
2:06 $0.99
8. Great Day
2:17 $0.99
9. I'm Active
1:45 $0.99
10. I Lost My Tooth
2:10 $0.99
11. Stop! in the Name of the Law
2:09 $0.99
12. E. Parker Mcdoodle
1:35 $0.99
13. Take Good Care of Yourself
2:04 $0.99
14. Frere Jacques
2:07 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Who is Fred Koch?:

"He is one of those warm, witty adults that kids connect with instantly!"
-Chicago Sun-Times

How can we help our children enjoy music?:

Kids are natural music makers, so it is our calling as parents and teachers to surround them with music that will captivate, inspire and move them. This includes having them hear the styles and musicians that we, as adults, find enjoyable. And herein lies the most important point. We want to show our children that we value music and that we find in important in our lives. Our children need to know.

Don't buy "This Lil' Cow" just to have another great CD for your child to listen to - buy it because it is a wonderful way for you to experience music with your children. Dance along, sing along, play along - that's the value of music for children. We can't just provide them with the best of everything and not interact with them! Music is meant to be shared and yes, we know it is often difficult to find children's music that you and your kids can enjoy together. But rest assured, there is plenty of great music for you and your kids to enjoy together. (If you didn't think so too, you probably wouldn't be here at CD Baby!)

Fred Koch's thoughts on "This Lil' Cow":

"This was my first children's record. It contains mostly original songs that I wrote because a need developed in my work as a music teacher. I had been teaching for a few years and found that when I went searching for a song about a particular topic, that the process was very time intensive. Find a song, review the lyrics, decide if it needed rewriting, etc... Well, I soon realized that it was often easier to simply write my own song. This way I could tailor the song to fit a real situation with real kids.

'This Lil' Cow' was almost titled 'Our Favorite Mr. Koch Songs' because these were clearly the original songs of mine children liked the best. The great thing about kids as critics is 'they are.' What I mean is that the best way to find out whether the children's song that you think is so great is any good, is to share it with children.

I wrote "I Lost My Tooth" in about ten minutes. But it's funny, because I have played it more than any other song from the album. It has become a tradition with my young students (much like 'Happy Birthday'). Every time someone loses a tooth we sing "I Lost My Tooth." There is a line at the end about receiving a two-dollar bill, so I've photocopied and enlarged a two-dollar-bill and give one to the student who lost the tooth.

My students still love 'Stop! In The Name Of The Law,' 'I'm Active' and 'Move, Move, Move' because movement games never go out of style. Movement is such a part of their nature. Children instinctively respond to and enjoy movement activities that leave room for creative freedom within a structured musical setting.

Other favorites include "Daddy Plays Drums" (we pantomime and dance around with 'air' instruments), 'Great Day' (an early morning eye opener), 'Take Good Care Of Yourself' (a nutrition sing along)and 'Please, Louise' (a cumulative rock 'n' roll song about a huge sandwich)."

The final point:

Sure, we'd love you to have "This Lil' Cow," but whether you buy it or not, we hope you find those moments (believe me, they are fleeting fast) where you can have some fun "playing" music with your children.



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i remember being in 4th grade in Mr. Koch's music class in '82 and this album was being made. i remember the fun we had then with all his songs. He was the first major influence for me musically and exposed me to many things that i still utilize today. he noticed my musical capabilities and got me on the path to learning as much musically as i can. it was that year that i taught myself piano and and really started growing as a musician and using music as and outlet. Mr. Koch helped me really grow musically, but also taught me important life lessons in the process. i will never forget the day This Lil Cow went up for was an exciting time and i am so glad that his messages and talent have been embraced thru out the years. i still have my original record, which i have always cherished. and to Mr. Koch, thank you for everything!!!!! thanks to his influence and working with me, i became a concert classical pianist and opera singer. i only wish my family didn't have to move the next year after the album and that i would have had more time under the guidance and teachings of Fred Koch. THANK YOU MR. KOCH!!!!!

Micki Jones

this Lil' Cow
This was my children's favorite album when they were growing up--even ejoyed Fred in concert while they attended Baker Demonstration School. Now I purchased it for my grandchildren who love it just as much. The music is timeless and the tunes will have you singing along.

Suzanne Brown

These songs are now being enjoyed by the second generation of our family!
The songs have catchy tunes and fun lyrics. We purchased the original tape shortly after it was released - several years ago. To my amazement the tape was brought up in a conversation by my grown children. It was amazing the number of songs they still remembered. I searched the internet and bought CD's for my grown children and grandchildren to enjoy agin.