Maya & Jody | Smiling Moon

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Smiling Moon

by Maya & Jody

Catchy melodies featuring male/female harmonies, sprinkled with children’s voices throughout. Charming lyrics spark the imagination and teach valuable life lessons. Calming, encouraging and uplifting, these are songs that the whole family will love.
Genre: Kids/Family: Educational
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Smiling Moon
3:02 $0.99
2. Just Imagine
4:17 $0.99
3. World of Wonder
1:53 $0.99
4. Rainy Day
1:43 $0.99
5. Clean up the Mess
2:23 $0.99
6. Party Shoes
2:02 $0.99
7. Jonas
1:34 $0.99
8. Yumalicious
2:41 $0.99
9. I Love My Body
1:45 $0.99
10. Calm Myself Down
3:20 $0.99
11. Late Night Train
2:53 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
This charming CD appeals to a child's sense of wonder, joy, curiosity and magic. It inspires children to wander into their imaginations, dream big, and believe in themselves, as well as promoting kindness and healthy habits. Thoughtful lyrics impart positive messages of encouragement in a fun and playful way. Calming and instructive, teachers use it in their classrooms, and parents play it to soothe, entertain and teach their children valuable life lessons- while enjoying the catchy melodies and sweet harmonies just as much as the kids.

Maya Daniels grew up singing in harmony with her parents and seven siblings, and has been performing and recording for years. As a school teacher, educational childcare provider and yoga instructor, she has helped to raise many happy, healthy, creative, nature-loving kids.

Jody Calcara is a prolific singer/songwriter, musician and recording artist, whose three grandchildren helped inspire his songs and participation on this CD.

Smiling Moon: written by Jody Calcara and Maya Daniels
Just Imagine, World of Wonder, Rainy Day, Party Shoes, Yumalicious, I Love My Body: written by Maya Daniels
Clean Up the Mess, Jonas, Calm Myself Down, Late Night Train: written by Jody Calcara
Vocals: Maya Daniels and Jody Calcara
Kids vocals: Jonas, Audrey, Hudson, Chloe and Lila
Guitar and bass: Jody Calcara
Percussion: Maya Daniels
Pedal steel, banjo, slide guitar, mouth harp: Robert Powell
Produced by Maya Daniels and Jody Calcara
Engineered by Jack Kertzman
Mastered by Rainer Gembalczyk at Sienna Digital
Cover art by Sunny J. Choi


As a kindergarten teacher, I use the Smiling Moon CD in my classroom every day during free time. My kids know all the words and sing along to the songs. It's fun, yet calming. They draw pictures of things they imagine when listening to it. I particularly appreciate the social-emotional learning aspects. ~ Alli

These songs are full of uplifting, empowering messages and gentle teachings about respecting others, healthy food choices, body awareness, dreaming big, appreciating nature-- all good food for thought and excellent discussion starters. ~ Traci

Finally, a children's CD that I don't tire of. My 3, 5 and 7 year old kids listen, dance and sing to it all the time. Thank you Maya and Jody! I can't help but smile and sing along. ~ Amy

My kids and I love this CD! The vocals are so beautiful, and the fun and clever lyrics are infused with subtle lessons, helping to guide children mindfully through life. It's a great tool for parents and teachers. ~ Emily

These songs are perfect for listening in the car- the catchy tunes and vivid imagery keep the kids happy and engaged while we drive. ~ Chris

My husband is 90 years old and I'm 82 and we love the Smiling Moon CD. After we heard it the first time, we listened to it again and again because it was so charming. It's very sweet- it just makes us smile and feel good! ~ Carol

My friends and I joke that the song "Calm Myself Down" is as much for us, as it is for our kids! I guess that could be said for quite a few of the songs, actually. I love this CD, thank goodness, because my four year old daughter can't get enough of it! ~ Katie

Smiling Moon is one of the sweetest songs ever! My son always looks up and points at the moon now, and picks it out in books. We listen to it every night before bed. ~ Alex



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