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March 2010 Newsletter

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This month you can download the KIDiddles Lullaby
Songbook for no charge.

1. The KIDiddles Lullaby Songbook
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I've put together a new song book for you. It has ten favorite
lullabies with lyrics and music. You can download it, including
the cover and contents page all in one file. Get it by clicking on
the link below:
http://kididdles.s3.amazonaws.com/lullabysongbook.pdf

Sandi and Stevie, the award-winning San Francisco duo, has
recorded some of the lullabies in the Song Book.
You can listen to, and download, the songs from the KIDiddles site:

a. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/t023.html

b. Hush, Little Baby
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/h012.html

c. All the Pretty Little Horses
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/a017.html

d. All Through the Night
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/a002.html

e. Rock-A-Bye, Baby
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/r009.html

f. Lullaby and Goodnight
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/l016.html

g. My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/m033.html


You can see all 163 lullabies on Kididdles on the Lullabies page:
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/lullabies.html

You can get "Sandi Sings Bedtime Favorites" CD here:
http://www.sandiandstevie.com/Pages-BF/Page-BF-Main.html


2. Songs for Spring and Easter
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Easter will be here early next month. Here are some
KIDiddles SongSheets for Easter and Spring:

a. All in an Easter Garden
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/a122.html

b. Easter Eggs
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/e013.html

c. On Easter Morn
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/o082.html

d. Song of the Easter Bunny
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/s135.html

e. Easter Bunny's Eggs
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/e016.html

f. Dear Old Easter Bunny
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/d041.html

g. Hurray, It's Easter Day!
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/h067.html

h. Hot Cross Buns
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/h064.html

i. Big Grizzly Bear
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/b078.html

j. Let's Plant a Garden
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/l084.html

You can see ALL the SongSheets on the printable SongSheets page:
http://www.kididdles.com/songsheets_home.html



3. Songs for St Patrick's Day
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Saint Patrick's Day is March 17th. Celebrate the patron saint of
Ireland's day with these Irish songs on KIDiddles:

a. Danny Boy:
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/d003.html
Listen to Sandi and Stevie perform this song:
http://proxychi.baremetal.com/www.kididdles.com/assets/songs/music/d003.mp3

b. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling:
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/w031.html

c. Irish Lullaby (Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral)
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/i011.html
Another Sandi and Stevie song to listen to
http://proxychi.baremetal.com/www.kididdles.com/assets/songs/music/i011.mp3

d. My Wild Irish Rose
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/m078.html

e. Wearing the Green
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/w065.html

f. Who Threw the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy's Chowder?
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/w057.html

g. The Rattlin' Bog
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/r004.html


4. Reading Lessons
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I am almost ready to upload the revised sample lesson for the
Reading Lessons site. I've received very valuable feedback from
hundreds of teachers and parents, who have commented on the
original sample lesson.

If you watched the video and completed the survey, many thanks.
If you'd like to check out the original sample lesson, it's here:
http://reading.s3.amazonaws.com/test.html

The revised sample lesson will be available next week.
I'll let you know when it's ready. Don't forget, the lessons will
be free.


5. New KIDiddles Registration System
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You can now download the printable sheets directly from the song
pages. You no longer have to go to the full list of all the sheets.
We had a few glitches with the new registration system, but that's
all fixed now.

If you have not yet registered:
a. You do not yet have a password but your email is in the database.
b. Fill in the "Forgot My Password" form, so that we can email your
password. Here's the link for the form:
http://www.kididdles.com/forgot-password
d. You will then be able to sign-in with your new password.
e. Download as many sheets as you like directly from the song pages.


6. How Can KIDiddles be free?
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I get emails every week asking how can we provide the KIDiddles
service without a fee. The answer is that KIDiddles does not make
a profit but the Google ads on the site help pay for some of the
overhead costs.

The way it works is that when an advert on the site is clicked on,
KIDiddles gets a tiny payment, tenths of a penny. Less than 2% of
the people visiting a page click on the ads, so the more traffic
we get, the more clicks, and the more income to help defer costs.
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/subject.html

7. More Great Websites
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"FREE Worksheets, quizzes, games and online practice on math,
grammar, phonics, handwriting, word search, language arts, social
studies and geography for preschool to middle school.

See this and thousands of other great teacher sites at:
http://www.sitesforteachers.com/cgi-bin/in.cgi?id=terry

Keep on Singing!

Francis
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P.S. Here again is the link to the KIDiddles Lullaby Songbook:
http://kididdles.s3.amazonaws.com/lullabysongbook.pdf


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