Posted by: Roseann Murphy | February 19, 2015

Raffi: Parents, Just say ‘no’ to your kids

For those of us in the Child Care Field hearing Raff’s songs bring back lovely memories of his wonderful songs. Taken from Raffi’s website: “Millions know Raffi for his work as a children’s entertainer whose string of gold and platinum-selling recordings in North America includes his classic “Baby Beluga” song with its beloved melody and lyrics. But a very interesting piece of Raffi’s story is not as well known: Raffi’s pioneering commitment to honouring his young fans changed the way we came to view music made for children. Founding his own record label, Troubadour, then folk musician Raffi set out on a path that rescued children’s recordings from bargain bin pricing and sub-par production values.”

Little River School Online

Raffi: Parents, just say ‘no’ to your kids

 The entertainer has a new book on the perils of overexposure of young children to ‘infotech’

 By MIKE HAGER, VANCOUVER SUN June 23, 2013

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Children’s entertainer Raffi Cavoukian with his new book Lightweb Darkweb: Three Reasons To Reform Social Media Before It Re-Forms Us.

Photograph by: . , Vancouver Sun

Parents should take the iPads out of their young sons and daughters’ hands and get them playing with bananaphones and baby belugas, according to famed children’s entertainer Raffi Cavoukian. In recent years, the troubadour has become a vocal opponent of letting young kids use the latest “shiny” tech gadgets and set up online identities in the anarchic world of social media.

He talked with The Sun about his new ‘F-word’ and options for parents grappling with their children’s use of technology as he launches his new book Lightweb Darkweb: Three…

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