How do we stay calm and centered during times of anxiety, and how do we practice being peaceful? The Children’s Hour Kids Crew explore strategies together, and with Andy Mason, a singer songwriter from Santa Fe New Mexico who helps kids find their inner strength through music.

A child meditating

We also have a visit with our puzzle maker Riya Joshi, and we have two book reviews from kids on the crew. Illuminata reviews “If I Were a Tree, What Would I Be?” by Margaret Cheasebro, and Evan brings us his comments about “Dylan’s Birthday Present” by Dr. Victor D.O. Santos.

The kids in the Extinction Diaries focus on the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow, a tiny bird fighting for survival.

With great music by Betty Cook Clark, Wookiefoot, Elliot Park’s latest release, Martin Sexton, Andy MasonKetsa, The Mosaic Project, Jack Fetterman and the in Hi-Fi Music Direction, Peter Alsop, Nancee Kahler, and Charity And The JAMband.

Click here to see Andy Mason’s award winning video for the song Empty.

The Children’s Hour is supported by the Cultural Services Department and the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund at the City of Albuquerque. This project is supported in part by an award from New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts. We also have support from Electric Playhouse and numerous foundations also support our work including the Infinite Gesture Fund, The Limestone Fund, The Laughing Buddha Fund, and the Tarbell Charitable Fund. Thank you to our listeners who contribute to us through the Paypal Giving Fund, Paypal, by subscribing to our podcasts on Patreon, and thank you to the users of Token Ibis who choose to direct the organization to donate to The Children’s Hour.

02:53I've Got A Feeling Everything's Gonna Be AlrightBetty Cook ClarkClose to TheeMarshal
03:36Don't Hold Your BreathWookiefootYou're It!2015 Wookiefoot
01:47Blue Skies over the Rainbow (feat. Anna Park)Elliott ParkSongs with My Daughters2020 Elliott Park
01:10Peeling The OnionSongwriters of FaithSo Far ...2006 Songwriters of Faith
01:24Let There Be Peace On EarthMartin SextonCamp Holiday2005 Kitchen Table Records
02:46This Pretty Planet (feat. The Little Earth School)Andy MasonThis Pretty Planet (feat. The Little Earth School) - Single2018 Limousine Music Co. & the Last Music Co.
03:50EmptyAndy MasonMusic for People Big and Small2016 Andy Mason
02:56Love Bomb Song (The World Needs You to Be You)Andy MasonMusic for People Big and Small2016 Andy Mason
03:19Wonderful People (feat. Judah Marley, Gideon Marley & Abraham Marley)Ziggy MarleyMore Family Time2020 Tuff Gong Worldwide
00:29KetsaEmpty Trees5th CycleSudup Recordings
01:59PazThe Mosaic Project, featuring Brett DennenChildren's Songs for Peace and a Better World (feat. Brett Dennen)2003 The Mosaic Project
01:36Chicken DanceJack Fetterman and the in Hi-Fi Music DirectionInterplanetary MaterialsCreative Commons
03:03Chickens for PeacePeter AlsopTake Me With You!1986 Moose School
01:40Nancee KahlerCircle of FriendsMidnite over Tokyo2007 Artifex
03:17LovingkindnessCharity and the JAMbandFamily Values2012 Charity Kahn
01:10LoopyBlue Dot SessionsThe Balloonist2018 Blue Dot Sessions