Songs About Us

Performed by Kerry Fenster. CD. 15 min. Muzic School. 2016. $11.98.
K Up—Fenster's debut album may be short (only four original songs), but the content is mighty. What originated as a collection of tunes targeted toward young adults with autism broadened into these songs, to which many people with or without special needs can relate. Based on lessons on life skills, called social stories, each song has its own theme, from making friends by working on having quiet hands to using respectful words to having good hygiene to calmly creating personal space. With a rock/pop sound, these tunes can easily be used with children in grade school all the way through high school.
VERDICT This is a must-have for schools and libraries that serve children and young adults with special needs.

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