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Spotlight: Family Pre-K Night-Concert

Spring is in the air!

Spring Fever has hit the schools - birds are chirping, Spring Break has arrived, children are laughing and the music is flowing - full of joy.

This was just the message that the La Harpe Pre-School class wanted to convey with their Family Night Concert on March 17th.

The class hosted a Spring Comedy Concert with special guest performer, Susan Salidor from Chicago, Illinois.

Susan Salidor is an award-winning children's music composer and performer with the heart of a teacher.

Her newest recording, Come and Make a Circle 2: More Terrific Tunes for Kids, Teachers and Families (2006), was awarded a Parents' Choice Silver Award for Best Audio and a NAPPA Award. Come and Make a Circle: 20 Terrific Tunes for Kids and Teachers, the first in her series of recordings dedicated to the early childhood classroom, was honored with four prestigious awards: Parents' Choice Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award, a NAPPA Award and an iParenting Media Award.

Susan's first recording, Little Voices in My Head (1995), received an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award and was named 'One of the year's five best children's recordings' by Sesame Street Parent Magazine.

Her second recording, Susan Salidor: By Heart (1996), was honored with a Parents' Choice Gold Award for Excellence and received unanimous praise in the Chicago Tribune, Nashville Parent, Parents' Magazine, ALA Booklist and Family Fun Magazine, which called By Heart 'an album to savor'.

Color Me Singing (1998), Susan's third kids' recording, was chosen as a selection in Book-of-the-Month Club's Sound Review Catalog which reaches an estimated 1.6 million people month.

Color Me Singing also a Parents' Choice Gold Award, an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Audio Award 2000, as well as a 'Listen Up!' award from Publishers Weekly.

Her fourth recording, Shiny New Shoes (2001), was awarded a Parents' Choice Silver Award and in his Chicago Parent review, Fred Koch wrote that Shiny New Shoes 'brims with delightful songs and is filled with expert musicianship'.

Susan Salidor enjoys some one-on-one performances with the Preschool class on Tuesday singing "Da Moose', using voices of Mama Moose, Daddy Moose, Baby Moose, Teenage Moose and Grandpa Moose.