Be My Mirror Lyrics
Everybody Pick Up
Written spontaneously one day in a classroom when I needed a quick ‘organizing everybody in a circle song’ and had a drum in my hand, these lyrics are meant to support self-regulation in children through rhythmic engagement of the whole body! Kids can get loud then quiet, be big or small, all the while keeping that rhythm going! Learn and sing it acapella with kids near you, adding your own verses or ideas such as the names of kids inserted for Everybody! Ie “Janey, won’t you pick up, Janey’s gonna pick up, Janey you can pick up the beat”
Created to have fun while moving through the developmental movement patterns that kids can engage by moving like animals in a progression from down on the floor rolling horizontally to flying through space! This song is designed to allow children to free flow in their associations with animals…. as there is more than one way to move like an elephant! So do NOT tell a kid they do not look like an elephant or are not moving ‘correctly’, ok! There is just no RIGHT way to move, all ideas can be celebrated. Children engaging as many body parts and muscles as they can, and lots of locomoting is the general idea in this song.
Joy In You
Wrote this song to support healing from depression, having helped many children through the journey from sadness to joy. It is my own experience as well that as we open to grief, our joy is magnified. We do a great disservice to ourselves and to children when we do not allow all feelings to be trusted, celebrated and expressed. I believe our true nature is joy and that we always carry it within. No matter how many clouds there may be hovering in our mind, joy is still there somewhere in our body, and it’s original cellular blueprint. Planting this seed of joy being available in our body gives permission for children’s innate life-force energy to surface. No matter the trauma we’ve experienced, we can find resilience. In joy!
Rocky Gallo wrote this inspiring song Believe to celebrate the power of imagination and the mind to overcome obstacles in life, and what a truly important message that is for the children of today. As I sing this song, I become a fairy godmother who can make all wishes come true and wants to spread the word about the power of our thoughts. Grab a wand and join me in singing this song out loud!
A song that supports children to receive soothing touch and rhythmic movement contact before sleep, while shifting gears down to a slower pace. When kids feel connected to and bonded with family, they usually sleep better. This song can provide a regular nightly ritual cueing children of different ages that its transition time for bed, and including dancing and massage in that transition! Followed by some nice harp music and water wave sounds, I think it would be pretty hard to resist falling asleep. ☺
Jump awakens the natural desire in all children (and adults) to lift off the earth! Kids as young as 2 and as old as 92 might enjoy this song! It’s one written by Rocky Gallo designed to help children to feel more confident about who they are and what they can create. Based in an 80’s pop rock vibe, it can also inspire other creative movement and play themes! We hope those caregivers of children who were alive during the 80’s (such as ourselves, ha) will also enjoy some rockin’ reminiscing.
A song for getting your kids moving out the door! The idea here is to awaken awareness and connection to movement of toes, feet, legs, and the whole lower body’s support to initiate movement …while slowly transitioning from slow to medium pace. Turtling is also just a fun thing to do anytime and may also involve tucking oneself back into flexion for deeper rest!
This song celebrates the magic of eye contact, respecting when kids seek it, and when they need a break from the “gaze” in order to process sometimes the felt intensity of being seen. Allowing the give and take of sharing intimate connection through the portal of our eyes can help create trust. When a parent can practice seeing their child with open curiosity and without judgment, true love can flow and tremendous self-confidence can grow.
A classic Norwegian lullaby with my added original lyrics, this beautiful song can be sung in celebration of the birth of a baby or anytime really that soothing for any age child is needed. I have sung Sulla Lulla and many spontaneously made up versions of it to soo many babies and new parents I can’t count anymore, but each time I sing it, I see its immediate calming results for everyone around. Another song to sing along to! And babies really do not mind if you sing off key, they just love to hear the sound of their caregiver’s voice no matter what he or she sings.
My niece inspired this song. While “making a world” with figurines in a box full of sand one day, she created a scene with two groups of warriors (not uncommon for kids). The war kept raging on and on. When I asked how might this war ever end or get better, she shared “ah….only with bigger love”, as a great big wise smile spread across her face. And ain’t that the truth! We can all practice being more loving. This song is for you Magnolia.
Rock with Me
This song honours grandmothers, and the embodied wisdom of women who rock and sing to children. It honours all grandmothers through time who have both suffered and rejoiced while raising children. It speaks of a time when kids were encouraged to play freely outdoors and dance and sing, instead of glued to TVs, computers and electronic gadgets! It is by moving their full bodies that children learn to develop so many capacities needed for life. Our grandmothers carry songs and movements in their bodies, expressing love through rocking, and as a culture, we’d be wise to stay connected to those older rhymes, rhythms, body games, and songs.
La La La La La!
I woke up one morning hearing the words “la la la la” and knew I wanted to write a La La La song. Later that morning as I stood in a post office line-up, I heard a little voice behind me singing her own “La la la la la” song and turned around to see a young girl in deep bliss! I took that YES from the universe as a sign to write a La La La La La song for kids. I met up with Rocky for a rehearsal later that same day and shared my idea, and the first thing he says is “Hana, I just came from the seniors’ home (leading music circles) where I had them sing “La la la la la” ! So then we both knew we had to write this song together! This song speaks for itself with its complicated lyrics! ☺ Enjoy!