Subject: A Returning Customer from the 1980s
Dear Barbara Milne,
Thank you for producing such wonderful songs. I remember listening to your tape over an over again as a preschooler. When I began teaching, I used your 10, 20, 30 song. As a mother, after a long day with a frustrating day with a two year old, I sang, "I love you so much." It reset our day. I still own your "Sounds Like Fun" tape from Discovery Toys with the purple label and will purchase a digital copy so my children can enjoy the music with out the degraded sound. Thank you again! Merissa 2022
All four of my children enjoyed Sounds like Fun when they were growing up. It certainly helped them learn their letter sounds. Can you believe my eldest son became an attorney at the United States Supreme Court, drafting and editing documents that interpret our laws and Constitution? I am so proud–especially because I taught him to read. Your song was part of that! Now I’m buying your Master Set for my granddaughter! As we started teaching her the ABC’s, we of course remembered the apple song. The whole family tried to remember all the pictures for each letter–and only forgot “j for jelly”. ( We guessed ‘jacket’ but knew it was wrong.) Anyway, my youngest is 19. I hope you’re pleased to know your song stayed with them these many years. I was thrilled to find the song online, as well as the entire CD with so many sweet little tunes. Thanks for your contribution to our family, especially now that there’s a second-generation!
Kind regards, Cathy Morrissey
After listening to the CD for just one day, Caryn, 2 ½, was able to repeat the alphabet and the numbers in the correct order without skipping a single one…something she had NOT done before. Our younger baby loved the rhythm and sat rocking to the beat of the music. I like the songs. The tunes are catching, and the accompaniment is soft and soothing. Relaxed learning can be fun and it works! W. Wald, Cerritos, California
Jacob and I just received your CDs in the mail today...WE LOVE THEM! I sang along with your voice, and he went right to sleep with the Lullabye CD. What a great idea to end the singing with 30 minutes of just the instrumental. Please put my name on a mailing list. We want all your new products! I’ll definitely be recommending your very special products. Your voice, along with the beautiful sounds from the harp, are so relaxing!! Mary Ann, Phoenix, Arizona
My mom used to play your tape for me when I was a baby. Many years later, we still had it and would play it on the old cassette player until it broke. Finally I was able to find a digital copy and now whenever we are in the car my 4 year old tells me “Put on a baby song! I want the Apple Apple A-A-A song!” This one, the opposites song, and the manners one are her favorites.
Although a year ago we had frequent bedtime problems, we rarely have difficulties now. Both my children, 21 months and 4 ½ years, seem to relax to the calming effect of the music on your CDs. I had thought my 4 year old would have outgrown the CDs but they have become as familiar to her as her teddy bear and the review of the days of the week and the nursery thymes is still helpful. My toddler asks for her CDs to be played at naptime and bedtime. You’d think she would tire of them, but she continues to love them and learn with them. She sings parts of the ABCs, counts to 10, and sings several nursery rhymes without help. She feels so proud of herself! E. Kermer, Buena Park, California
I teach first grade in a low income, inner city, minority school. Your CDs have taught my students some many wonderful things I can hardly begin to tell them all to you. The children have learned polite words, counting skills and most of all the phonics, which is the key to reading the door of opportunity, has been opened for them. Thanks for a great teaching tool. No child should be without them.
– Vivian S, Houston, Texas
I grew up with these songs, and my mom found the CD ten years ago when my little sister was a baby. I’ve been looking and looking and couldn’t find it anywhere! Now I found it! I want to have it around for my son now. good memories. precious songs. Marilou Smith-California
My daughter has disabilities and has trouble speaking. Your video has done more for her language skills than three years of speech therapy. There is no way I can thank you enough. Please keep doing what you are doing. God bless you. Angela Biaz-Texas
The tempo on these CDs make it easy for children to sing along, unlike many on the market. My daughter’s absolute favorite is the Letter Sounds Song on “Phonics & More”. She is quite proud of the fact that she’s reading and singing.
– J.R. California
>I have ordered a number of these CDs and really recommend them. My little granddaughter, age 3, sang the songs in the car for 2 hours. She really enjoyed the songs and so did I! My neighbor’s child, a very active 2-year-old boy, listens to his CD and even plays it by himself. It really settled him down so he could take his nap without fussing. A real godsend!
– D.L. Texas
>There is something about your CD’s soothing quality that is appealing to children. The tunes stay on their mind and they learn the information so easily? We just love your I Love You So Much Lullabyes!”
– S.E. Florida
>After listening to your CD once in our car, our 4 year old neighbor went home singing the alphabet sounds and raving about the CD. His mother said she just had to have one if her son was that excited about learning the letter sounds!
– L.I. New York
>Thank you so very much for the new collection of CDs for Caroline. We are introducing them individually. You have made bedtime so much more enjoyable for all of us. Now, we hear you throughout the day in the car. She loves hearing your version of songs she already knows. I have sung “Skidda –ma- rinka dink since she was an infant. You should have seen her eyes light up when she heard your sing it. What delight you bring us everyday.
– Julie & Caroline, Fullerton, California.
I would very much like to have a SOUNDS LIKE FUN CD. My girlfriend had one of your CDs and let me borrow it for my daughter. Now, having used it a bit, I would like to purchase on for myself. I think your CD is an excellent idea! I would be interest in any other CDs or items you have developed as well. S. C. Tarzana, California
Your CDs have made my daughter the smartest kid in nursery school! J.W. Phoenix, Arizona