Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hands are not for Hitting!

Bullying is a huge issue in our schools these days. Many schools have adopted anti-Bully campaigns in order to try to reduce the issues all children have with bullies at one time or another.

I first thought of writing this song when I came across a book at a bookstore entitled, "Hands are not for Hitting". It is written by Martine Agassi Ph.D., and illustrated by Marieka Heinlen. I thought it would be a great topic to write a song about, but I ended up putting the idea on the back burner for awhile.

A few weeks ago, a student intern approached me about writing a song to support the anti-Bully campaign at a local elementary school and I instantly remembered the book and wanted to finally come up with a song to address hitting.

I'd love to hear what you think!

I personally see PTA written all over this song and think groups of children singing this song (with hand actions to illustrate the various actions mentioned in the song), would be so awesome!

I hope you are having a great week and enjoying the fall season so far.
Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for the next post!