The 2006 Children's Music Web Awards Winners have been announced. The Children's Music Web Awards pride themselves on being chosen by kids, families, and caregivers in a multi-stage judging process. Here's how the judging process goes:
"Entries are first screened by a blue-ribbon panel for appropriateness for kids. Entries are sent worldwide to volunteer families or neighbor groups comprised of adults and kids of appropriate ages. The entries are then rated by kids and adults according to specific guidelines for quality such as performance, production values and content. The top scorers in each category, the Finalists, are passed to the next round.
Each of the Finalists are then rated by a total of 100 kids of appropriate ages in 3 volunteer classrooms and day care centers in geographically diverse areas. The kids vote on their favorites using a simplified ballot. In the case of the Baby and Toddler categories, caregivers do the rating. Those recordings that score a composite of 90% or better will then be declared Winners."
I'm happy to say that Super Simple Songs 2 is a Winner in the Best Recording for Babies and Toddlers category. We tried hard to make a CD that even very young children could sing and participate with, so it's a thrill to learn that caregivers are finding the songs as fun and useful as we have.
To see what we mean by super simple, check out our latest teaching tips video for Rock Scissors Paper off of Super Simple Songs 2.
Thanks to our students for helping out; Yuma, Dai, Asuka, Mizuna, Shoko, Hono, Akari, Megumi, Mei, and Miyu...you're the best!