All Around This World

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“Teach Kids About Ghana – Dance the Kpanlogo” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson for about Ghana for kids that invites them to celebrate independence by dancing the kpanlogo. Kids will meet the West African nation of Ghana, learn
Subjects:
Arts, Drama, African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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“Teach Kids About Suriname -- Celebrate Wandelmars" is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson for about South America for kids that invites them to celebrate Waldelmars, a unique four day “walking festival” held annually in the small
Subjects:
World History, Arts
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
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“Teach Kids About Kenya – Jump High with the Maasai” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson for about Kenya for kids that invites them to join the Maasai of Kenya and Tanzania in celebrating the transition to adulthood with the amazing
Subjects:
Arts, Dance, African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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“Teach Kids About Africa – Dance the Malipenga” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson about Afirca for kids that invites them to experience a dance from Malawi called the malipenga. Kids will meet the small Southern African nation of
Subjects:
Arts, Dance, African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By All Around This World
“Teach Kids About Mexico – 'Son Jarocho Dancing'” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson about Mexico for kids that introduces them to Mexico by introducing a simple son jarocho dance. Kids will meet son jarocho music, an exuberant
Subjects:
World History, Arts, Dance
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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“Teach Kids About Africa – Get Married in Morocco” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson about Morocco for kids that introduces them to the Imilchil Marriage Festival, a Berber community celebration in the Atlas Mountains at which
Subjects:
Arts, African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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“Teach Kids About South Africa – Learn Gumboot Dancing” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson about South Africa for kids that introduces them to gumboot dancing, a powerful art form that African miners used as a form of communication.
Subjects:
Arts, Dance, African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
3 ratings
3.7
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“Teach Kids About Africa – Zanziabar's New Year” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson about Africa for kids that introduces them to Zanzibar, a group of islands found off the eastern coast of Africa, and inspires them to celebrate
Subjects:
Arts, African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
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“Teach Kids About Africa – 'Uganda's Royal Dance'” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson about Africa for kids that introduces them to Uganda, a small East African country with a checkered past, and a jubilant Ugandan royal dance known
Subjects:
Arts, Dance, African History
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
5 ratings
4.0
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“Teach Kids About South America – 'Uruguayan Gauchos'” is an engaging, participatory world cultures lesson about South America for kids that introduces them to Uruguay, a small but lively country on South America's Atlantic coast, and the “gauchos”
Subjects:
World History, Arts
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Multimedia, Cultural Activities
$4.00
2 ratings
4.0
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“Teach Kids About South America – Let's Sing 'Wan Boto'” is a world music lesson about South America for kids that uses a simple sing-along and drum-along to introduce them to Caribbean rhythms and culture. “Wan Boto” is song from Suriname, a small
Subjects:
World History, Arts, Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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“Teach Kids About South America – Let's Sing 'Un Barco Chiquitito'” is a world music lesson about South America for kids that uses a simple sing-along to introduce them to South American melodies and culture. “Un Barco Chiquitito” is traditional
Subjects:
World History, Arts, Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
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Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
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“Teach Kids About Peru – Let's Sing 'Tambobambino'” is a world music lesson about Peru for kids that uses a simple sing-along and dance-along to introduce them to Peruvian melodies and culture. “Tambobambino” a story of a little boy from the small
Subjects:
World History, Arts, Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
$4.00
4 ratings
4.0
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By All Around This World
“Teach Kids About the Garifuna – Let's Sing 'Our Story May Be Sad'” is a world music lesson about the Central American Garifuna for kids that uses a simple sing-along to introduce them to the Garifuna community's unique Afro-Caribbean rhythms and
Subjects:
World History, Arts, Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
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“Teach Kids About Brazil – Let's Sing 'O Pião'” is a world music lesson about Brazil for kids that uses a simple sing-along to introduce them to Brazilian melodies and culture. “O Pião” is a song Brazilian kids sing while spinning a top, a “pião,”
Subjects:
World History, Arts, Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
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“Teach Kids About Argentina – Let's Sing 'Niño Colla'” is a world music lesson about Argentina for kids that uses a simple sing-along to introduce them to Argentine melodies and culture. “Niño Colla” is a lighthearted story about a boy from the Coya
Subjects:
World History, Arts, Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
$4.00
2 ratings
4.0
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“Teach Kids About Mexico – Let's Sing 'Mayan Peace Song'” is a world music lesson about Mexico for kids that uses a simple sing-along to introduce them to Mayan melodies and culture. All Around This World adapted “Mayan Peace Song” from an ancient
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World History, Arts, Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
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Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
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“Teach Kids About South America – Let's Sing 'Los Pollitos'” is a world music lesson about South America for kids that uses a simple sing-along to introduce them to South American melodies and culture. “Los Pollitos” is a song about little chicks
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World History, Arts, Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
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Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
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“Teach Kids About Mexico – Let's Sing 'Las Mañanitas'” is a world music lesson about Mexico for kids that uses a simple sing-along to introduce them to Mexican melodies and culture. “Las Mañanitas” is a well-known Mexican birthday song. All Around
Subjects:
World History, Arts, Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
$4.00
1 rating
4.0
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“Teach Kids About South America – Let's Sing 'La Luna'” is a world music lesson about South America for kids that uses a simple sing-along to introduce them to South American melodies and culture. As we sing, “I’d like to be the moon way up high
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World History, Arts, Music
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Homeschool
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Fun Stuff, Songs, Cultural Activities
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

All Around This World -- http://www.allaroundthisworld.com-- is a unique, interactive music program for children 0-9 years old that encourages kids and their families to explore the world by enjoying great global melodies, rhythms and movement. In All Around This World classes, kids and their parents/caregivers/educators sing, dance and explore oh so many countries and cultures, “traveling” around the globe region by region. I, Jay Sand, guitarist and children’s music teacher, dad of three girls (7-12 years old) and world traveler (much more so before I became the dad of three girls), developed the All Around This World curriculum with my children as a way to introduce them to the countries I've already visited and the many more I plan to visit with them. I held my first All Around This World classes in 2009 in my West Philadelphia living room and have since taught kids of all ages in parent/child classes, schools, at libraries and children's museums and parties and house concerts and, most recently, online in weekly video classes.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have fun when I teach! I love the music, I get a kick out of the dances, and I really, really believe in the power of experience and engagement to inspire kids' to embrace their innate curiosity. I also believe 110% in the sincere importance of introducing kids and their families to different people and cultures from around the world. Sharing global music and movement can do that, and with joy.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Both the All Around This World studio CDs, Latin America and Africa, have been honored with Parents' Choice Awards. I have presented workshops at the National Association for the Education of Young Children and National Association for Multicultural Education national conferences.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I never formally studied to be a musician or teacher, though have logged hours enough doing both to do both well. I did attend the University of Pennsylvania where I graduated summa cum laude with special honors earned from my studies of the history of media and social movements.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Happy West Philadelphia resident. Proud husband of an insightful psychologist. Owner of a big lazy dog.

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