...Thomas Edison! Tom was born on February 11, 1847 and went on to accomplish a few things, including inventing the phonograph, the first device to record and play sound. What was the first recording ever? The classic children's poem and song, Mary Had a Little Lamb. Quick, how many verses are there in Mary Had a Little Lamb? If you answered 8, you are right. If you only know 2, we're in the same boat. To hear Tom himself reciting the first few lines, pay a visit to Mama Lisa.
My favorite quote attributed to Mr. Edison is, "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." That may well be my favorite quote attributed to anyone. Then again, he said a lot of great things.
Monty Harper has put together an i-mix over at i-tunes of fun birthday songs for kids 0 - 8 years old. i-mixes are another great feature at i-tunes that make it easier to find just the right kids songs. I think I'll be following Monty's lead and making some of my own i-mixes...keep an eye out. Check out Monty Harper's Kids' Best Happy Birthday Party iMix (you'll need i-tunes to open this link...if you don't have it, you can download it here):
I wonder how ol' Tom Edison would feel about iTunes? Happy Birthday Tom!