Just as children are inoculated in their early years against later illness, so too does the development of early social and emotional skills provide a “vaccine” against later behavioral problems such as bullying. This CD supports teachers’ and parents’ efforts to give children the necessary skills to later become a good friend, student, spouse, parent and citizen.
EVERYONE IS SOMEONE (suggested for ages 7+) engages children in prosocial skills such as Acceptance, Friendship, Teamwork, Empathy and Responsibility. Compelling songs challenge older children to not only take responsibility for their own actions, but to also “own” the outcomes of their social world. Children become aware that they are either the obstacle to or the solution for making their world a place of peace and love. This CD is presented in a contemporary pop/rock musical style and features a variety of performing artists including David Kisor, Spring Starr Pillow, newcomers Demi Mays and Jennifer Ellis and guest performer, Kelly Richey. Key tracks include “Take the Bull out of Bullying”, “What If Everyone Did It Too?”, and “The Whole World’s Watching”.
This CD is also a key component in the BEFORE THE BULLYING multimedia social skills program published by Growing Sound.