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☀️Around the Sun, a Birthday Song

By Kathryn Para, performed by 🦊Frolic the Fox.

Part of the series: 🪧GuideNotes™️, Songs for teaching and guiding kiddos.


This is a birthday song that I wrote when my eldest child was seven. It was a special cuddle time at my parent's house. Many of our songs have a beautiful cuddle or nights and nights of cuddles that come with them.

We were learning about the earth and how day and night, seasons and the year happen. Of course, the conversation came around to how Nev had been around the earth seven whole times.

While this isn't the song the crowd sings during a cake celebration knows, this has been a nice tradition for us and the day I recorded these, my sweet little friend Ace turned eight. and I (Kathryn) got to play the video for him so he knew his friend Frolic was thinking of him.

There is a recording for each year up to Ace's age, and then there is a "Many time" around the sun recording.

Plenty of activities exist that enhance a song like this. I've included one below, but you can find others.

Please enjoy them by sharing the recording of your kiddo's age with your kiddo.

If you would like Frolic to sing a song especially for your kiddo, touch base! If you are in my community, just send me a message!

If you want to send this to a friend, I'll try to be sure there is a sharable link for them!


Yes, I know this is not perfect. I am building a huge library of my original music so I can help you guide, teach and nurture children. Little ditties can make a big difference. It's a bit drafty in here, and I'm okay with that, because you have it in your hands right now and I am practicing what I sing: "Life's about Connection, not Perfection", That is for another blog. 🦊




Here is the first "verse":

One Time Around The Sun, a birthday song for children turning 0ne!

A Little Birthday Ritual

Pair this song with a little ritual like the kiddo carrying an earth model walking around an object that looks like the sun. Child walks around the sun once per each year of their life so far. Child could walk with people who are important to him/ her/ them.

🌎To make the earth: two green and three blue scarves crumpled into a ball and wrapped with a bit of twine so that all the colors show. You could also wrap them around a baseball.

☀️To make the sun mode: This could be some scarves (two yellow, a red and an orange scarf) crumpled up and tied with some twine or rhythm.


Obviously, this simple song contains concept that introduces or furthers aspects of earth science.


Visit your local book seller or library for books that introduce or enhance these themes. I'll ask my folks at Old Fox Books for some recommendations.


I've made it easy to collapse all but the video you are looking for below, just in case you want to be sure to not show the other songs.


As always please let me know how you are enjoying my music and whatever other music you need!


These songs are ©Kathryn Para and family. All rights reserved. Song copyright 2012, recording copyright June 2023.


One Time Around the Sun! A birthday song for kiddos turning one!



Two Times Around the Sun! A birthday song for kiddos turning two!

Three Times Around the Sun! A birthday song for kiddos turning three!

Four Times Around the Sun! A birthday song for kiddos turning four!

Five Times Around the Sun! A birthday song for kiddos turning five!

Six Times Around the Sun! A birthday song for kiddos turning six!

Seven Times Around the Sun! A birthday song for kiddos turning seven!

Eight Times Around the Sun! A birthday song for kiddos turning eight!

Many Times Around the Sun! A birthday song for the older ages.



 

A Little Note from Kathryn About Perfection:

Yes, I know this is not perfectly sung and produced, and this is not an apology for that. Actually, this is me saying that it is perfect, because you are reading this and you can click in and have a beautiful song to sing. I can always come back and add to it or even fix things, but I am delighted to share it with you, as it is.
I am building a huge library of my original music so I can help you guide, teach and nurture children. I cannot wait on external ideas of perfection because these Little ditties can make a big difference and I want the ripples to start here, there and everywhere, now.
It's a bit drafty in here, and I'm okay with that, because you have it in your capable hands right now and you know that your voice does not need to be perfect when you sing it to your kiddo. You singing with all of your you-ness gives your kiddo permission to sing and dance with their very own voices, and their very own body too in all of their "theyness". Your voice is the most magical, after all.
I am practicing what I sing: "Life's about Connection, not Perfection",
That is for another blog. 🦊 - Kathryn












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