Sweet Somethings - Ann Shapiro

ANN SHAPIRO, a Master Teaching Artist on the Connecticut Commission On Culture & Tourism’s roster, and Executive Director of the Connecticut Storytelling Center is better known as “Mrs. Ann”, or “Ann Shapira”, or even “Aunt Shapiro” by some of her young students and proteges. But for three special youngsters, she holds the most coveted sobriquet: “Grannie Annie”. For all of her adult life, and for years before that, Ann has worked as an Arts-In-Education specialist, mostly in the Northeastern United States, but actually from Maine to Florida - and beyond. She has presented thousands of assemblies and classroom workshops in her career, and she was honored in 2005 with the prestigious “ORACLE” Award from the National Storytelling Network. Ann’s repertoire of traditional songs/tunes and original compositions is both deep and wide. This collection of songs was recorded especially for the preschoolers and their parents and teachers that Ann works with on a regular basis. These are their most requested songs. This recording is produced very simply with just Ann's voice and guitar or ukulele, just as the children are used to hearing the songs when Ann is with them. Verses and movements to the songs can be added. Join the fun and make up your own!

Ann Shapiro (vocals + sound effects) is self-accompanied on acoustic guitar + ukulele.

1  Jambo                              10  Jennie Jenkins
2  Cousin Peter                        11  Down By The Station
3  If You're Happy                    12  Mr. Knickerbocker
4  I'm Not Scared                     13  Apples + Bananas
5  People On The Bus                  14  Thumbkin
6  Uncle Jessie                        15  Tiny Little Babies
7  Monkeys + The Alligator            16  Jim Along Josie
8  Old McDonald's Farm               17  Damper
9  Clean-Oh                           18  Hokey Pokey