Miss Carole has a YouTube Channel:
See the delightful "Jingle Bells and Stop!"
- and check back for new videos in March!
"POLKA DOTS!" wins awards! Whoo-Hoo!
"An expertly conceived album of songs and rhymes for at home playtime, preschoolers and playgroups, set up for learn-along, play-along interaction between children and parents (or teachers), who guide participation. Polished instrumentation, appealing child voices and music educator Carole Stephens' uncloying approach put the emphasis on bouncy fun as "Miss Carole" covers age-appropriate educational ground: simple counting ("The Groundhog Jive," one of many opportunities for physical exercise), colors (Ruth Pelham's "Rainbow 'Round Me"), animal sounds ("Grandpa's Farm"), and opposites ("Slowly/Quickly"). The jazzy "High 5's Should Not Hurt" was inspired, no doubt, by first-hand classroom observation. Suggestions for interactive play are included in the lyrics booklet."
Lynne Heffley �2015 Parents' Choice
See more at: http://www.parents-choice.org
Thank you to my great band - Clarence, Collins, Kent, Neal, Don and Jim, my fabulous engineer Mac, and the wonderful Macaroni Soup Singers - Charlotte, Annabelle, Lucy, Anna, Ravi, Spencer and Ishan! Air kisses to all my fans - old and young, big and little - for your wonderful support, ideas and encouragement.
In January, "POLKA DOTS!" was awarded the GOLD from Mom's Choice Awards! I feel like Sally Field - "they like me - they really like me!" What an amazing experience!
You're invited to a release party for my new CD -- Polka Dots!
November 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
Arlington Heights Historical Museum
110 W. Fremont Street, Arlington Heights IL
There will be singing, dancing, and treats! Miss Carole will introduce the Macaroni Soup Singers! Be one of the first to own this great new recording! It's FREE � but you must reserve your spots! Call 847-384-1404.
Click here for a flyer -- and tell your friends.
You can also purchase Polka Dots through CD BABY.
What a great holiday gift for a preschool teacher, relative with kids or your own family!
My 7th CD is HERE! SEASON SINGS!
What's on it: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall: 30 sing-along, do-along songs from Miss Carole! From "Hat & Jacket, Pants & Boots" to "Jump in the Puddles", you'll find songs Early Childhood teachers, parents, librarians and kids will love. Make a flannelboard for Spring "Flowers", or put a scarf over your head and become one of the "10 Little Goblins!" It's all fun and developmentally appropriate.
Available through CD BABY.
BIG NEWS, especially for teachers, librarians, and anyone who works in the Early Childhood field!
I have been asked to write for a new COOPERATIVE BLOG: PreK & K Sharing. There are 31 bloggers - social workers, home daycare providers, music-makers, artists, Kindergarten teachers and more - all topnotch folks!
Each author will contribute a monthly column of great ideas, useful curriculum plans or subjects that might be of interest to YOU! We've only been up and running for one month, and already we've had 10,000 page views!
I'll be posting on the 16th of each month - but check out everyone! My first post went up November 6 - "When It's Autumn".
GO TO: http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/
OR GO STRAIGHT TO MY BLOG: http://prekandksharing.blogspot.com/2011/11/miss-carole-active-music.html
Yes, I got married on 10/10/10 - and yes, I am now Carole Stephens!
To make things simpler, I'm going to be just "Miss Carole" professionally. Most of my conferees and students call me that already, so what the heck. I am still blissfully married to Jim Stephens, and it's been 2 1/2 months already! The honeymoon in Oaxaca was full of mole (I don't think they have baloney there!) and siestas. Have a Happy New Year, everyone. I hope to see you at a concert or workshop in 2011!
"BALONEY!", Miss Carole's 6th cd has arrived!
Come to the RELEASE PARTY
at Capannari's Ice Cream, 10 S. Pine Street, Mt Prospect!
Click here for flyer – give one to someone with whom you want to share a great time!
CAN'T COME TO THE PARTY? GET YOUR COPY OF "BALONEY!" from CAROLE: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-384-1404. To use a credit card, click on the RECORDINGS page and get one from CDBABY.com after August 24th.
www.macaronisoup.com Wins National Award
Macaroni Soup! has won the I-Parenting Media Award for excellence – and was designated a "Hot Product!" Only 14 websites were chosen nation-wide, and this is the only one with a music focus!
Cited by reviewers:
The Song of the Month page, the pictures, and the wholesomeness of the music offered!
"Dancing Feet" wins national award!
Carole's newest recording was designated a "HOT PRODUCT" and given the iParenting Award for Excellence.
Reviewers wrote: "WOW! This product could not have been any better for teaching my children to dance! It enhanced their listening skills and taught them to follow directions. I love this CD!" "The songs are positive and upbeat. My child loved the music right away." "I enjoyed how Miss Carole includes a step-by-step explanation with each song...the singers are enjoyable...they actually sing nicely!"
"Dancing Feet" is here!
Miss Carole's long awaited cd, DANCING FEET is here! You can hear the songs, purchase the cd and enjoy with little friends soon by clicking here.