There is a kind of music that makes our hearts sing— the kind that stirs up emotions and makes us want to dance or get lost in thought. A music like that is something that comes from the inside and is an essential part of helping our kids connect with their emotions and express themselves in ways that are difficult to do in words. It can also help them to overcome their fears and doubts and open up new possibilities in life. 

As parents, we want to help our kids connect with the music of their hearts so that they can experience a sense of joy and freedom in exploring new things. This will also help them develop resilience, creativity, and self-confidence that will help them throughout their lives. Once they are able to do that, they’ll know what they’re meant to do with their lives.

And so, one of our fellow shining stars is on a mission to help little ones connect to their inner music and channel their energy into something that matters—something that is bigger than themselves. 

Children’s Author Marni Fogelson joins our John Masiulionis and Little Forrest for Episode #173 of PR From The Heart’s Children’s Books Spotlight Series to share how we can help our children connect to what moves them most deeply: music. They also walk us through Maharani’s musical journey and what inspires her community-building efforts today, as well as the importance of giving back to the community so that they may learn or be healed by renewed inspiration, overcoming fear as an essential aspect in engaging one’s curiosity about life, making music more accessible, nurturing our kids’ curiosity, and much more!  

We encourage you, our fellow neighbors, to support Marni by purchasing your copy of The Girl Who Heard the Music— How One Pianist and 85,000 Bottles and Cans Brought New Hope to an Island and enjoying this empowering read with your little ones:  


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Children’s Books Spotlight Series Episode #173: Marni Fogelson | The Girl Who Heard the Music— How One Pianist and 85,000 Bottles and Cans Brought New Hope to an Island