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Hello Rock and Roll Daycare Families and Staff!

The name ”Korea” used by English speakers today likely comes from the time of the Silk Road when the dynasty in Korea called itself Goryeo. The word was transliterated in Italy as “Cauli” and was also used by Marco Polo. The English word “Corea” and then “Korea” came from this transliteration. One term for the region roughly translates into English as “The Land of the Morning Calm,” which we think of as we welcome you and your family to journey with us during the months of September/October to the country of South Korea. 

You will soon be receiving your child’s South Korean Rock and Roll Box complete with beautiful materials including, “The Tiger and Persimmon”, the tale of tiger’s journey down a snowy mountain, and into a small village where he discovers a young child, unlike any he has met before. In addition, your family will receive the South Korean Heritage Songbook, South Korean Curriculum Guide, and South Korean t-shirt! Our global team of artists and educators from Mexico, Canada, Nepal, and the United States has collaborated to put together these cultural and music resources.

As you enjoy these carefully crafted materials, consider adding times during your child’s evening or weekend routine to engage in singing songs, reading stories, and undertaking the activities included in the books. What better way to close out your day than by sitting down and learning something alongside your child.

As an added resource, we would like to share with you a series of Animated videos which accompany each of the songs from the South African Songbook. Sing along to the animated lyric videos to engage your child with the content in a new way. And if your child enjoys playing the Rainbow Glockenspiel, then play along with the South Korean Sheet Music videos at 3 different speeds and levels of difficulty. We’ve also included electronic versions of all three South Korean books for your convenience. 

Enjoy your trip to South Korea during this Holiday Season. We’ve enjoyed preparing these wonderful resources for you and your family, and we hope you have a pleasant journey!

Please complete the following 2-minute survey to help us improve and provide you and your family with the best experience with the Rock and Roll Box: https://form.jotform.com/213069056879063

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