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Songs and rhymes for young children

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There may be a thousand different ways to move to a song.  A lullaby can be a dance, a dance can be a bouncing song, a bouncing song can be a game, and a game, when sung quietly and lovingly, can be a beautiful lullaby. The songs and rhymes I like to share, some new and others traditional, are especially chosen for grownups and young children to enjoy together.  Any way that you sing them, with your own voices and your own actions, will be simply beautiful!  – Debbie Carroll

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Today’s Parent

“Up and Over the Moon! Giggle, Dance and Cuddle Songs for the Very Young by Debbie Carroll is that rare treasure: a compilation that is specifically for the littlest people but so beautifully executed that grown-ups will love it too. Just try to keep your toddler’s feet on the ground- just try to keep your […]

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From the mailbox

“Your material has been a huge hit with the preschoolers that I work with daily.”  Jennifer, Toronto

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School Library Journal

“Canadian Debbie Carroll’s latest recording is true to its title.  Borrowing themes from nature and family, each song is presented professionally with accompaniment on instruments such as the mandolin, Celtic harp, fiddle, and hurdy-gurdy that enhances the pieces.  Her mature voice on the 19 tracks provides a calmness to each song.  Among the guest performers […]

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CBC Radio Interview: Fresh Air

Debbie Carroll, Mary Ito and Tannis Slimmon in the Fresh Air (CBC Radio One) Studio, Toronto Sunday, January 24, 7:30 AM on CBC Radio’s Fresh Air,  Debbie Carroll and Tannis Slimmon were interviewed by Mary Ito on the topic of house concerts. You can now hear the interview right here on Debbie’s website; just click below […]

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Bram Morrison

“One of the most difficult challenges in songwriting is to create a new song that has that feeling of well-worn and comfortable familiarity that so many old folk songs possess. This wonderful collection of old and old-feeling new songs is perfect for young children and their families. Debbie Carroll and her musical friends have created […]

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Parents’ Choice Foundation

“Toddlers and preschoolers – and their favorite grown-ups – will want to swing and sway, dance, bunny hop, swoop, soar and march like an elephant to this generous helping of 26 playful folk tunes, sunnily presented by early childhood music teacher Debbie Carroll. Joined by other accomplished musicians, Carroll accompanies her light soprano on Celtic […]

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About Debbie

Debbie Carroll is a retired children’s teacher, performer and workshop leader who loves to share songs and rhymes that capture the imagination and encourage participation. Her collections include original and traditional action songs and lullabies where listeners encounter a fish, gardens, pussycats, trains, trees, the moon and the stars! Debbie is a winner of both Parents’ Choice and Children’s Music Web awards and a Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee for Children’s Album of the Year.

Debbie studied Music (B.Mus.A) and Education (B.Ed.)at the University of Western Ontario, London and later earned an Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Music Education from Ryerson University and The Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto. She has taught early childhood music with the Young Children’s Creative Music and Movement Classes in Toronto and The Kingsway Conservatory of Music in Etobicoke.  Debbie has led participatory workshops for parents, teachers and librarians in both Canada and the U.S.

Debbie lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two cats.

A rare treasure… specifically for the littlest people but so beautifully executed that grownups will love it, too.”

Today’s Parent for Up and Over the Moon