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February 2024: "Change Sings"

“Change Sings” Read Along, Song & Activity!

Dear Parents and Child Care Providers,

As we celebrate Black History Month, the Crystal Stairs, Inc. First Friday ECE Resource Center is featuring our book of the month, “Change Sings” by presidential inaugural poet and activist Amanda Gorman. Join the children on a musical journey, discovering the collective power to enact positive changes in the world, communities, and within themselves.

“Change Sings” Read Along – Out Now!

Theme: Black History Month – Be the Change You Want to See

Prep First with “Make A Sound” Learning Activity

Before you Read Along to the musical journey, make sure to get your instruments ready in this month’s activity!

In today’s Learning Activity, titled “First Fridays: Make A Sound,” we will explore the world of music-making together. Parents and caregivers, lead your children in creating sounds and music using everyday household items or by crafting your own personalized instruments.

Materials Needed for the Activity:

  • A pot or pan
  • Recycled box/boxes
  • Tupperware container
  • Cutting board
  • Chopsticks and/or craft sticks
  • Tissue Box
  • Tape
  • Rubberbands
  • Ruler

First Friday Song: “Rhythm Song Clap Back” by the Brooklyn Music Factory


Children and adults alike will enjoy this “call and response” type of musical experience.

Simply turn up the music and let’s see how well we each can listen and repeat!!

At Crystal Stairs, Inc., we’re passionate about bringing educational and enjoyable content to your family. We believe in the power of storytelling, music, and art to enrich children’s lives.

Thank you for being a part of our First Friday journey. Enjoy the Read Along, the creative activity, and the uplifting music with your loved ones!

Warm regards,

Crystal Stairs, Inc.
ECE Resource Center

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