Quality
 folk music by Tom Hunter, for children, teachers, and families. Songs designed to enliven classrooms and homes, recorded and distributed so people will have fun singing along.

Welcome to our online store...
This is where you can buy things – no t-shirts or mugs (at least not yet), just recordings and books, good ones!  Browse through the descriptions and play sample audio clips if you want to.

PLEASE NOTE: We'll be adding product descriptions and audio samples soon.

 

Tribute DVD...

"As Human As They Can Be"
(tribute to Tom)
DVD

$15 each

Less than a year before his death, at the NAEYC national conference, Tom introduced a new song, As Human as They Can Be, which he never recorded in the studio. Available here for the first time, this song is a powerful anthem for early childhood educators everywhere. As a tribute to Tom, friends and colleagues have gathered some of their favorite songs for this DVD, along with images that express the humanity we can nurture in children.  Big thanks to to Jeanne Herrick, Billie Ognenoff, Peg Callaghan, Marie Eaton, Deb Curtis, Margie Carter, Diane Trister Dodge, Bev Bos, Michael Leeman, and countless others who have supported the Hunter family.


Songs mostly for kids...

"Still Growing" CD
retail: $15
$12 each
"In The Air" CD
retail: $15
$12 each
"I'll Sing For You" &
"Handed Down"
Together
CD

retail: $15
$12 each

"We've Been
Waiting For You"
CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK
retail: $15
$12 each
"I Have A Box" CD
retail: $15
$12 each

"Come On Over" CD
retail: $15
$12 each
"Hand In Hand" CD
retail: $15
$12 each


Songs mostly for grown-ups...

"Love Heals" CD

retail: $15
$12 each

"Many a Mile"

CD

retail: $155
$12 eachh

"Bits & Pieces" CD
 
retail: $15
$12 each

"Memories" CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK
retail: $15
$12 each
"Connections" Cassette Tape
retail: $10
$7 each
"When The Silent Night Starts To Sing"
Songs of Christmas
CD
retail: $15
$12 each

"When The Silent Night Starts To Sing"
Songs of Christmas
Cassette Tape
retail: $10
$7 each

"Late Night Conversation" CD
Richard Scholtz & Eric Schoenberg
An instrumental collection of wonderful tunes.

retail: $15
$12 each


Songs for curriculum...

"From Seeds So Small" - experiencing math through music CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK

retail: $15
$12 each
 


This is not a CD to teach math or instruct kids on math facts or multiplication tables. I did not write any new cute songs to “make math come alive.” We chose songs that already exist, and we chose them because they’re good songs and because each one helps kids experience a different aspect of math. For the most part, younger children cannot (and I believe should not) deal with the abstract concepts of math. But songs give them experiences and that’s what we’re after here. Having had the experiences in younger ages, they’re more ready for the concepts later.  We’ve never attached songs so closely to curriculum, so we’d love to know what you think. Click here to find a PDF of the CD liner notes where you'll get more details about how we understand the song/math connection.

- Tom


Books...

"VISITS TO THE HEART OF EDUCATION: Remembering What's Important"
by Tom Hunter

A
 collection of five essays Tom haswritten. They build on what a teacher or a child has said or done and they are meant to touch the heart and raise issues of education through story.

$8 eachh

Already we’re getting wonderful responses: The Director of the Professional Development Institute of NY says she would make it required reading for people in education classes preparing to be teachers.  The Director of a big preschool says she wants parents to read it because so many of them are “desperate” these days and need reminders of what’s important.  A kindergarten teacher says she will recommend it for the book study group in her elementary school.  The Director of an early childhood program bought 10 as gifts for her staff.Already we’re getting wonderful responses: The Director of the Professional Development Institute of NY says she would make it required reading for people in education classes preparing to be teachers.  The Director of a big preschool says she wants parents to read it because so many of them are “desperate” these days and need reminders of what’s important.  A kindergarten teacher says she will recommend it for the book study group in her elementary school.  The Director of an early childhood program bought 10 as gifts for her staff.

"Chants, Fingerplays, & Stories"
by Bev Bos and Michael Leeman
A book of chants, fingerplays and stories from Bev Bos to use both in school and at home.  Collected over the years and compiled by Michael Leeman -- this is a book of "winners" when it comes to keeping company with children.

retail: $144
$12 eachh


Shipping Information:

  • Items are shipped using US Mail and usually arrive within 10-15 business days.  If you need them quicker, please contact us at (360) 738-0340 or sales@tomhunter.com before placing an order.
  • Shipping/handling and sales tax (8.7% for WA state residents) will be added before checkout.
  • In our ongoing effort to tread lightly on the Earth, we do what we can to recycle packaging materials.

The Song Growing Co.
1225 E Sunset Dr, #518
Bellingham, WA  98226
(360) 738-0340
sales@tomhunter.com