Since that wonderful day last week, when a child asked me to sing “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by the Beatles, there has been more. The music exploded in ways I never expected. Well, it was more than the music.
The child’s parents were thrilled (an understatement) that I found the song on my old Beatles album and played it for all the children, holding hands with everyone as we sang along.
They returned the favor and gave us a new children’s book of the Beatles song, “All You Need is Love.”
This is more than a book. It is the lyrics to the song, perfectly Illustrated for children. The book is simply marvelous! I read it aloud to the children, that is I sang it aloud.
I have the 45, the single record. I can’t wait to play the record and show children the insert that makes a 45 work on a spindle. And then we’ll learn about speeds and we’ll change the sounds on the record.
Music makes life come alive, doesn’t it?