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KJ | Simply Kids!

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Simply Kids!

by KJ

KJ's songs for children bring smiles immediately to the faces of families and leaves them wondering why they're still smiling long after the CD is finished playing.
Genre: Kids/Family: General Children's Music
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1. Sing, Be Happy
4:03 album only
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2. Together Differently
3:57 album only
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3. Down By The Bay
2:19 album only
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4. I Had An Old Coat
3:46 album only
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5. Itsy Bitsy Spider
1:38 album only
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6. Road Kill
2:50 album only
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7. Bingo
3:45 album only
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8. Flea, Fly, Flow
1:57 album only
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9. Uh Oh!
2:04 album only
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10. P Is For Peace
3:02 album only
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11. A Ram Sam Sam
1:15 album only
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12. Ya Gotta Believe (For Tug McGraw)
3:16 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
After so many years of singing these songs in schools, hospitals, festivals and camps, KJ has finally recorded her favorites and those requested most often by her audiences. Simply Kids! is the perfect way to keep smiles on the faces of children...throughout the day or night.

Entertaining all ages is what keeps KJ's life filled to overflow capacity and yet supplies her with even more energy to share! Her "Smile A While...Celebrate You" programs have introduced positive self-esteem through music in funny and thought-provoking songs...delivering messages to thousands of school-age children and university students each year inside traditional school settings, as well as at other locations such as outside picnics and at summer camps.

The flexibility that KJ favors, offers unique teaching methods - often on serious subject matters -- with remarkable results. Subject matters such as positive self-esteem, special needs, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, relational aggression, patriotism, and peace are addressed through music at a level where kids will not only learn...but will remember. KJ even performs a funny Food Opera for National Nutrition month and sings wacky songs about indigestion and good ways to use roadkill! She accepts subjects for future programming with zest! You should check out her campfire sing-a-longs!

"When I was a student, years ago now (!), I was an average kid in school." says KJ. " I often struggled to even earn average grades sInce I didn't learn well through traditional methods. I was never a great test-taker. When one of my high school teachers brought his guitar to school for the first time and sang songs of politics, of history...and even of health issues in order to teach us, I received A's on all my papers and exams in his class. I knew then that there were other ways to be taught. And in that same year, another teacher allowed me to write a book report in song rather than taking a test to describe what I learned in the book. My grades drastically improved. They were both willing (and happy) to find the best methods for each student. That was a pivotal time in my life. And I knew then that I wanted to pass that on to younger people in the future."

Here are some words from her younger audiences...

"I had such fun at the assembly! One of my favorite things about it was when you sang about your guitar. Were you really only 12 years old when you wrote it? I loved the music." - Krystal

"I liked when you had us get up to dance. I also like when you did that one song that everyone laughed along with in the song...and I liked the song that you made up when you were 12...You told me I could do that. Can I really do that?" - Spencer

"I really liked seeing you, KJ. My favorite part of the show was when we stood up and danced to your music. It was great! - Scott

"I liked the songs that you did on the guitar. I might write a song sometime soon. Tell me when you write new songs you want to share with us again!" - Sara

"I really like your songs. I felt good about myself for once because I don't have many friends." -- Nick

"Thank you for coming to our school. You touched my heart when you sang that last song about your best friend. It was the most beautiful thing that I've ever heard. And thank you for letting me sing with you. Today was one of the best days ever because of you. Now I know what self-esteem really means. And it meant so much to me to see you."
- Alexa

"I'm really happy that you came to our school and did those cool songs. And the songs with all the weird words! I hope you will do this every year for other students, too. But the main thing is I am happy that you came." - Daniel

"I want to see you again. Can you do another show? I think you are the biggest fun around." - Cody

"I thought it was a WONDERFUL performance I like the part when you asked some people to come up on stage. I think that it's cool how you write your own songs."
- Lauren


From Teachers/PTO advisors:

"Because we are bringing people into the schools, it is important to us, and I am personally sensitive to the requirements, that our artists not only posses talent, but exhibit professionalism and instructional ability. It is one thing to be talented, it is quite another to share it and effectively teach to a group of eager young people in a way that is both educational and enjoyable. KJ has been a perfect fit! She is Talented, personable, dependable, friendly, sensitive, and engaging. Her ability to get the kids involved and bring out the best in them, is one of her greatest assets. Her love of music, her devotion to and compassion for children, as well as her generosity, has endeared her to many, Including myself. I highly recommend her for any program with the schools and insist that she would be a worthy benefactor of your support."
- Marirose Southerton, Mifflinburg PTO

"KJ's uncanny ability to involve the audience in song and discussion was well received. Her positive and enthusiastic approach was extremely contagious in that all who attended appeared to be thoroughly enhanced. After experiencing her "Children United in Song" assembly, I could honestly say I would recommend the program to any youth or school group's entertainment schedule.
--Kenneth Bollinger, 4th Grade Teacher
Priestley Elementary School


You can find KJ on the web at www.kjsmile.com

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