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Pooh Corner 2 - Submitted January 14, 2004
My name is Jenn and I live in Canada . I recently read an article in the Local News Paper about how your music inspired a family to raise a child with special needs.
I am an Educational Assistant at an Elementary school where we have 26 "special" children. In my particular classroom we have 15 children with varying degrees of abilities and we play your tapes "Return to Pooh Corner" and "More songs from Pooh Corner" at least three times a day. The children just love it. One child in particular has many needs and many pieces of equipment to help keep her body stretching and her joints moveable. She does not enjoy her time in these pieces of equipment and will make sure that we know that she is not happy. One day we realized that she was not upset and we thought that she had finally gotten used to being in her standing frame, it was great we were all very excited, that is until your tape finished and she started to get upset again. Finally we realized that she loved listening to you music. As soon it was known that it was your music that was giving her such relief we now play your tape practically all day. Her favorite song is To-Ra-loo-Ra she has the biggest smile on her face and starts to get very vocal(we say she is singing along) when that one comes on it is wonderful to see and hear.
I am now expecting my first child and I walk around listening to Return to Pooh Corner all of the time. I very strongly agree that this is children's music that adults wont go crazy listening to over and over again. I just thought that I would let you know how your music makes a little girl much happier every day. And we were wondering if you will be releasing any more Children's music?
Thank you for your time and your music, Jenn
Thank you for this wonderful letter. So many children in special needs get peace from those CDs. I am very proud to have made them. It is ironic that Columbia Records passed on it when I wanted to make it. I hope some day to get these CD's into all intensive care units in the country.