This compact disc for children and families includes 22 original songs and arrangements in a variety of styles created and performed by Kerri Lynn Nichols. Selected pieces from her collections for children are included with full orchestrations and are appropriately scored for children to sing and play. Ten instrumental pieces can be used for creative dance, creative writing, visual art or listening activities. The songs center around themes of peace, light, empowerment, nature and joy THE MAGIC OF MUSIC AND DANCE belongs to every person. . .it is our birthright to sing, dance and play! Our approach to music and movement education and performance centers around four guiding principles: When we sing, dance and play, we are empowered. When we sing, dance and play, we build an inclusive, global community. When we sing, dance and play, we strengthen our hearts, minds, bodies and spirits. When we sing, dance and play, we bring healing to our world and it's people.