If you are raising, teaching or guiding young children and you have little or big points of struggle during the day, including meltdowns, power struggles difficulty getting attention, moving together as a group or having and keeping a daily rhythm, I can help! Using my super singable, easy to learn songs and GuideNotes, we can bring rhythm to your day, installing little points of connection, wonder, play and joy in those sticky moments.
I'm not a music therapist (they are awesome, and some use my work). I'm not a therapist (they are also awesome, and some also use my work.
They are all special and engaging in some way:
For over fifteen years, I have shared my work in my community, with parents, teachers, therapists and more. When I perform as Frolic I often have some to share, or another song comes up as we “SongSolve”. Often, people say their children come home and sing the songs, and have asked for a recording. I have written so many songs that it’s hard to get them all out there!
So, this is where I will start. With simple, singable songs that you can sing. I’ll add more and more (I’ve got 25 or so in the network so far).
I’ve been sharing this work with hundreds of parents and early childhood educators and I’ve also co-created an amazing camp with music as part of the main culture of the camp. I’ve performed for public and private schools. I’ve been listening to them. Over time, I’ve helped them:
The main process we will go through:
We’ll can do the same for parents, caregivers, camps, etc.
I will. work with you to create a deal that can include all your teachers and even deals for parents.
There is also a free space in my network that includes lite versions of the songs. It’s called the 🌱Meadow. This is where you will find a post that you can share with someone who matters to you. They can come in and access the songs for free.
Posts that are inside of a space that is green up top are in the Meadow/ the free area of the network and should be sharable to people.
I want the music to go to where it needs to go, because it can changes the life of a child, the dynamic of a family and the peace of a classroom.
My music is one component of my work.
Song is one of four ancient tools I’m working on refreshing to bring the spark back into childhood and child-raising:
With the hundreds of songs I’ve written, I use them to weave these four pillars of childhood, together to help you create wonder, spark joy and bring beautiful moments of connection.
"With nature, story, song and play, we're weaving wonder every day"
Wait, I can't (or don't) sing!
What if I told you that your voice, in all of it's beautiful imperfection:
But, No. Really, I still won't sing!
No problem! I've got you. I'm taking my hundreds of songs and creating a song den to find all the songs and link to recordings so you can play through your phone or bluetooth speaker.
I will be providing a growing alphabetical song index, and lists of songs by subject, book, function or theme.
For flexible songs, you are welcome to request that I sing a version in line with your need. Chances are, someone else needs it, too!
Your voice is the most magical, but listening together can still spark wonder and joy.
is purpose- builtthrough transitions from one activity or space to another, to help learnwith children more wondersome, Kathryn Para writes and shares her Lyrics for Learning and Life. This is the place to find her music, tools and community and features Frolic the Fox, Worldschool Wonders and Ukify Ukulele Method as they develop.
Imagine if you had a toolbox, and each tool was a purpose-built, simple, singable song that is designed to help your life with "kittos", where you a simple song can help the kittos:
Now, imagine that many of those tools are multitools. They:
As a disabled Army veteran with health concerns and special needs mom of an autistic child, Kathryn needed tools to help guide her kittos (now teens). When she needed a tool, she would build it with a ditty or a song. Over time, people asked her to share and the songs grew up with her kittos.
There are now:
That's why I say:
"I'm a mom-grown musician with purpose-built, super singable songs."
For fifteen years, I have shared my music in the community: at studio, playgrounds, bookstores, schools, outdoor classrooms, festivals, and more. It has been increasingly important for my "fams" and community.
Now, I teach parents educators and professionals how to bring wonder to their space with Nature, Story, Song and Play.
I've built tools to understand why and how to plan out daily ditties and build structure and culture through a school.
used ditties and songs to help children and their families, caregivers and child-guiding professionals make their lives better.
Song ties us together, teaching, connecting, guiding, and giving us a sense of place.
I'm a Kathryn Para (a.k.a. Frolic the Fox) brings joy and wonder to children in her work with with families, educators and child-guiding professionals.
She writes and shares simple, singable songs that are used by famileis and teachers across far and wide to make life more joyful, helping adults to guide children through their day.
So, Kathryn. what do you mean by "Realms"?, you say.
Well, Realms are the little categories of life and existence where Another Wonder Opportunity Lives.
Yes, for military folks like me, there is a recognizable acronym.
Currently, there are twelve realms: