- Written by Stella Kabura for African Laughter
As a singer and songwriter, Marcie Joy has made has made it in the dance music scene with Top 10 releases worldwide. With a degree in psychology, she has spent a decade working as a nanny, camp counsellor, tutor, and children’s musical choreographer. And while currently pursuing a master’s in elementary education, she has just realeased a new album with songs dedicated to empowering kids.
Her new album, “Make A Discovery” features 20 sing-a-long songs ranging in musical genre and topics. Highlights include the light hearted anthem Fetch, the energetic Squiggle, and the quirky Disco Donut Robot. There’s also the earnest Friends With You, plus Back Home Soon which received early acclaim from critics for its comforting message that deals with school anxieties and separation issues.
The album was initially funded through Kickstarter, and thanks to fans all around the world, the complete album of 20 songs is now available for free, with a picture eBook included. Moreover, Marcie's full length album geared for healthy child development, she says.
"Children respond in a pure, uninhibited, and genuine way to the joy of music. Participating early on in song and dance helps children learn safe and healthy ways to have fun and feel good," says Mercie, referring to how the music has an impact on kids, "Music is educational in that it helps kids learn patterns and rules, and deal with emotionally complex or confusing ideas."
The new album has been designed to encourage the use of imagination, kindness to others, respect for each other differences, the importance of communication, and the idea that we all learn from our mistakes. It is also full of funny, energetic, thoughtful songs that will get you and your child singing, smiling, and dancing along, say critics.
Apart from its free songs, other bonus free features include collaborations with guest artists from around the world, two bonus tracks and a picture eBooks. Her Picture eBook: “There’s a Bug in My Room” comes with a free picture ebook adaptation formatted for all eReader.
The Album is free to stream or download currently. All 20 tracks as well as the album artwork is included. To view the song and illustrations on Youtube, visit: www.kidsmusicbymarcie.wordpress.com or click here.