I have become a writer of children’s stories and songs, because it’s what I really enjoy doing. Today’s audio books and other stories have become so boring because they are rarely dramatized. Most stories today are just read from one reader without voice characterizations, and without any music or sound effects. As a child, I remember listening to fully orchestrated stories on records and the radio. Those were stories that rivalled motion picture and television soundtracks. I want to bring that back.
We need to encourage our children to become better listeners and to help their imaginative and creative skills. It is so sad to see toddlers being entertained by cell phones because parents are too busy nowadays to even read a story to them. I hope my new CD, “My Child Storytime VOL. I,” will help parents and children alike. Remember, they grow up so fast, let them enjoy their childhood for as long as they can.