Ruthy’s Reading Room

Hey Kids! Ruthy’s Reading Room will be making a special children’s story time presentation about “BUTTERFLY DREAMS, A Friendship Takes Flight” by author/illustrator Carol Dabney beginning Sunday August 30, 2020 on YouTube. Share and Subscribe and that way you are sure to get the notifications whenever children’s stories are read online at Ruthy’s Reading Room. Ruthy’s Reading Room is a popular and very special program produced in Canada.

Butterfly Dreams is a children’s story about friendship and the amazing monarch butterflies. You may purchase a copy by contacting publisher Erin Wood at etaliapress.com

https://www.etaliapress.com/new-products/butterflydreams

you can receive a signed copy and have an option to purchase the song “Butterflies and Honeybees”

or you can purchase on Amazon

When you purchase a local author or artist work, you make it possible for them to continue creating and producing stories, music and educational entertainment for a whole new generation to enjoy.

I am a music teacher and love to watch how children react to hearing my stories and songs. During Covid-19 we are doing programs on YouTube and Zoom. I look forward to the day when we can meet at the libraries, and school assemblies for fun reading programs.

Thank you so much for all who have added my children’s stories to your home libraries.

Hear songs with puppets by going to Youtube at DabOhana Carol Dabney. A little 2 minute introduction by the author…

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-Carol Dabney

writing new music for kids part 2

Carol Dabney teacher, musician, author

…is composing new music for children to enjoy and learn from. Her music videos can be seen on YouTube at Dabohana. Share and Subscribe.

Story behind the song, “You’re My Friend” was just one of the songs written to accompany her newest storybook “Butterfly Dreams, A Friendship takes Flight” published by Et Alia Press. The story is about friendship and encouragement. Helping a friend believe in their dreams through difficult times.

Carol is a preschool music teacher that always wants to nurture friendships among her students. The meaning of friendship. How to cherish the value of friendship. How to be a friend. How to encourage a friend even if they are very different, (such as in her storybook.)

Butterfly Dreams, A friendship Takes Flight – A bedtime story for young children is available on Amazon, or look for discounts by going to https://www.etaliapress.com/authors#/carol-dabney/

Raised on a farm in Arkansas… is a music teacher at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Day School in Little Rock.

You’re my Friend

“I’m so glad you’re my friend. Call you on the phone anytime to talk. Let’s go fishing or just take a walk. I’m so glad you’re my friend. I’m so glad you’re my friend. You push me on the swing so I can reach the ski. Always by my side when something makes me cry. I’m so glad you’re my friend. “

One of the watercolor illustrations used in her storybook, Butterfly Dreams, A Friendship Takes Flight. Watercolor artwork by Carol Dabney

Carol is Face-timing with grandchildren and Zooming with students having tea time sing along songs and storytime. Staying connected and building the bonds of friendship even while the Coronavirus Pandemic has us sheltering at home.

Anyone can hear the stories and songs anytime on her YouTube channel on dabohana https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDluLLAyEJVzyrsCelEjvDw

Tea Time story and song with Miss Carol
Butterflies and Honeybees song
Storybook Butterfly Dreams, A Friendship Takes Flight
Butterfly Dreams

We all have dreams, but what if they are too big?

After Lily-Jane helps her grandmother build a butterfly habitat, a close look at a caterpillar’s spots sends her stumbling in disbelief. “Me llamo Carlos,” says the charming little caterpillar, and an extraordinary friendship is born. But when Carlos becomes trapped in his chrysalis, his dream of wings seems more out of reach than ever before.

As readers discover the tremendous power of encouraging words to nurture a friend past paralyzing self-doubt even when it means letting them go to fulfill their destiny, Carlos learns whether friendship and faith are enough to help him soar on the wings of a dream that may be just the right size.

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Butterfly Dreams is ideal for classroom readings as students await butterflies emerging from their chrysalises as well as celebrations on the big day when butterflies are released into the sky to migrate south. It is also the perfect gift for coming of age, when a friend moves away, or any time someone needs an extra nudge of encouragement to dream big.

Grandsons Aaron and Benny enjoy the story at bedtime.
YouTube Carol Dabney Dabohana

Thank you for your support. Your support is needed. If you enjoy educational entertainment for your young children, Please be sure and share the dabohana channel with you’re friends and subscribe.

#Familyfun #SingAlongSongs #farmlife #childrensongs #DaySchoolFromHome #childrensbedtimestories #teatime #learningthroughmusic #friendship #TeacherDabney

May you be blessed with friendship.

writing new music for kids

Carol Dabney, teacher, musician, author

Carol Dabney, music teacher, composing new music for children to enjoy and make learning fun. Music videos on her Dabohana channel on YouTube.

Story behind the song, “Good Morning in Poland” was written after the Coronavirus Pandemic suddenly had everyone sheltering at home. Carol’s four year old granddaughter was no longer going to preschool, and like so many others was home looking at mom and dad for her education and entertainment. Carol’s son, Chris thought it might be fun for grandma to have some Facetime visits with his daughter, LilyBelle. Carol, a preschool teacher, now without a classroom also thought naturally it was a great idea to stay connected with all her grandchildren as well as students. But she would start with LilyBelle, who happened to be is bilingual because her mother Ania is from Poland. Together they thought its time to teach grandma some Polish as well. Music would be a great way to do that, so Carol learned how to say good morning and I love you and put together a song for her granddaughter, “Good Morning in Poland” and that’s how the song came about.

Now LilyBelle and grandma Carol meet regularly to have tea time on Facetime where they sing and read stories. They both dress up in their finest outfits and bonnets or bows and gather stuffed animals aound small tables and really have tea.

Carol uploaded her song on her Dabohana YouTube channel so her students could learn this fun good morning song.

Chris then puts grandma on the big screen for added effect. Such a cool idea. Grandma bigger than life, what fun. Happy tea time!

Carol is also a children’s author and her newest storybook “Butterfly Dreams, A Friendship Takes Flight” can be purchased on Amazon, or if you want to music “Butterflies and Honeybees” to go along with the song you need to contact Publisher Erin Wood at etaliapress.com

Thank you for your support. If you enjoy educational entertainment then this is the channel for your family. Please share and subscribe to dabohana on youtube.

#Goodmoringsong #Childrenssongs #TeaTimeWith MissCarol #grandchildren #SingAlongSongs #ButterfliesAndHoneybees #monarchbutterflies #ReadToMe #SingToMe #MonarchButterflies #Farmlife #Savethehoneybees #Friendship #Storiesforchildren #PolishSongForKids #Learningthroughmusic #Etaliapress.com

https://www.etaliapress.com/authors#/carol-dabney/

The pandemic hit just as the book was published and that was a rough start. The book launch at the children’s library had to canceled and many other planned reading presentations. However, we came up with the Coronavirus Singing Solutions for Kids and we meet with groups of kids and Zoom a story time. Looking forward to a time when we can put on all our butterfly wings and meet in person, but until then you can hear the story read by the author on YouTube.

So like the story says just keep believing in big dreams, encourage a friend and look for miracles. Thank you for your support.

June 2020

Serenading from the Balcony

Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale are singing from their apartment balcony and uploading to their Dabohana YouTube channel and Facebook in order to stay connected to the dozens of senior communities they used to sing for each afternoon. Before the Coronavirus Pandemic brought it all to a halt, you could find them singing across the state of Arkansas entertaining with music and stories. Usually in Central Arkansas, but some days traveling to Star City, Camden and Hot Springs, and had plans to continue expanding up to Madison County this summer.

If you know someone in a nursing home who has a commuter and loves music that will takes them down memory lane, have them subscribe to Dabohana YouTube for a new song every day. Hopefully we will get to meet them in person for a live performance soon. Carol and Rod enjoy singing a variety show which includes the roaring twenties, country, folk, show tunes, gospel and patriotic.

If you are a senior community director looking for a way to Zoom a live show, It can happen. Contact by email at carol.dabney@yahoo.com.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDluLLAyEJVzyrsCelEjvDw

Serenading on the balcony with Rod and Carol. #SingingForSeniors #CoronavirusSingingSolutions #SerenadingFor Seniors #MemoryLane #Music #FamilyMusic

If you enjoy our music please share and subscribe on YouTube. Thank you for your support.

Carol and Rod are both children’s authors. You can find their storybooks on Amazon.

Carol’s newest story “Butterfly Dreams, A Friendship Takes Flight” can be found at etaliapress.com for extra special deals right now, check out the details.

Carol and Rod also have music videos for children on their DabohanaYoutube channel. Hope you will share with families.

Carol is a music teacher who is staying connected with her students with music, tea time stories and puppets.

Thank you for stopping in -Carol and Rod

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDluLLAyEJVzyrsCelEjvDw

Tea Time with Miss Carol

You’re at home with small children. What do you do? Set up a tea time with Miss Carol of course. Dress up, set the table, pour some tea. Gather all their favorite stuffed animals  and turn on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFA_rrpJfFU&fbclid=IwAR2dMFgNlOx28e-2CcBRFqQMoFYtMxRWnrq0-hzEf_jEPACnD3ToPWob6csCarol Tea Time 2

Children love to dress up and have a grand event to attend. You can make this happen whenever you are ready.

Sometimes tea time with Miss Carol is a story and song time… about a different kind of tee time. Golf! Hear Rod Ragsdale’s children storybook adventures about Andrew on the golf course during Tea Time with Miss Carol.

Sing “Five Green and Speckled Frogs” and hear “The Adventures of Andrew on The Golf Course – book 2 -DANGER.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFdQdbq4qVk&t=511s

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Sing “Six Little Ducks” and hear “The Adventures of Andrew on the Course – Book 1 -Mama Duck” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4bdVEWmCkk&t=170s

Miss Carol also has Tea Time Sunday School Adventures. That’s right, while we are social distancing because of the Coronavirus Pandemic we need to be creative about having church at home for children. Here are some animal parables that are fun and have character values, plus there is always a song. “SundaySchoolatHome #caroldabney.com

“Wanda, the Whale Used by God” is a whale of a Tale written by Miss Carol and Everett O. Martindale. Its about Jonah and the Big Fish. About disobedience and forgiveness. Kids usually love the song “Jonah Did” composed by Miss Carol. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCnWxnORTOM&t=529s

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Wisdom, the Elephant Used by God” written by Carol Dabney and Everett O. Martindale. About Noah and the Ark. God is leading all the animals to the ark, and Wisdom is a little elephant that is following the call of God. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVnhtjAgDIk&t=91s Children can sing along to the song “I Will Follow” composed by Miss Carol.

 

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Carol Dabney is a music teacher and staying connected with her students by making music videos on YouTube and sometimes Facetime and Zooming private Tea Times. #FamilyFun #AdventureStories #SundaySchoolatHome #TeaTimeWithMissCarol #CoronavirusSingingSolutionsForKids #socialdistancing

Carol is an author and illustrator, published by Et Alia Press. She has a wonderful new children’s storybook “Butterfly Dreams, A Friendship Takes Flight” about friendship and encouragement and changes. Small children will also learn about the life-cycle of the amazing monarchs. Available at Amazon and at etaliapress.com

Song and Story time for Children

Carol, Gabby, Marvin

Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale -musicians and children’s authors.

dabohana on YouTube you will find more music for children from Carol Dabney and Rod Ragsdale.

Want to see a mouse play the harmonica? Marvin the mouse (aka Mr. Rod) plays as good as Mr. Rod, making a fun time for all as Miss Carol encourages practicing our music at home during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

https://www.google.com/search?q=youtube+dabohana&rlz=1C1SKPL_enUS430&oq=YouTube&aqs=chrome.3.69i60j69i57j69i59l3j69i60l2j69i65.4493j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&fbclid=IwAR1iX90lTgNkHFNcg6T1_T72aM8TTkh51nYGr9FPUWOiZNJa5tIFqMncX7I

Nursery Rhymes, interactive and gospel songs for children with Carol Dabney and her partner Rod Ragsdale playing instruments,  utilizing puppets and art and reading stories your children will enjoy watching, especially during this pandemic and home schooling.  Educational entertainment for preschool age children that is fun and wholesome for the whole family. There are adventures on the farm, imaginary travels to Hawaii, tiny bible lessons and Tea Time stories.

https://www.etaliapress.com/new-products/butterflydreams  -here is a link if you can support this author/musician. Thank you.

Carol Dabney is a teacher in Arkansas and has just published a children’s storybook with Et Alia Press “Butterfly Dreams, A Friendship Takes Flight” also available at Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=butterfly+dreams+a+friendship+takes+flight&crid=3MT57XA7QEP8K&sprefix=Butterfly+Dreams%2Caps%2C190&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_5_16

YouTube dabohana

Carol, Rags, Carlos

https://www.etaliapress.com/carol-dabney

Discover Coronavirus singing solutions for kids on YouTube – musical adventures for your children on Carol Dabney’s dabohana channel examples below…

She is a children’s author and the music teacher at Saint Mark’s Day School in Little Rock, Arkansas. However, with schools shutting down during the Coronavirus Pandemic, she continues working as a music resource teacher presenting her unique style of interactive story-telling with puppets, music and art on her YouTube channel by going to dabohana.  She may take the kids on an imaginary trip to Hawaii, a Farm adventure or perhaps your little one would like a tea party with stuffed animals.

 

Et Alia Press: “Miss @carol_dabney , is taking us to the beautiful beaches of Hawaii! First, she sings the Hukilau Song, then Baby Shark, and finally Five Green and Speckled Frogs. If you have kiddos to entertain, you’ll love her daily updates to her Youtube channel dabohana. Thank you, Miss Carol, for continuing to connect and teach! 🏝 🌊 🌞 🌺 .”

 

BUTTERFLY DREAMS: A FRIENDSHIP TAKES FLIGHT

WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY CAROL DABNEY.

ON SALE Spring 2020, 

We all have dreams, but what if they are too big?

 

After Lily-Jane helps her grandmother build a butterfly habitat, a close look at a caterpillar’s spots sends her stumbling in disbelief. “Me llamo Carlos,” says the charming little caterpillar, and an extraordinary friendship is born. But when Carlos becomes trapped in his chrysalis, his dream of wings seems more out of reach than ever before.

As readers discover the tremendous power of encouraging words to nurture a friend past paralyzing self-doubt even when it means letting them go to fulfill their destiny, Carlos learns whether friendship and faith are enough to help him soar on the wings of a dream that may be just the right size.

Enhance your book experience with the original single, “Butterflies and Honey Bees,” composed and sung by Little Rock’s favorite children’s music teacher Carol Dabney.

Carol Butterflies & Honeybees

Butterfly dreams Cover (blue)

YouTube music with Miss Carol at dabohana

Please share with someone little.

 

#stayintellafriend #Coronavirussingingsolutions #inthistogether #Childrensmusic #childrensstorybooks

Visit Carol at https://caroldabney.wordpress.com/

 

 

Coronavirus Singing Solutions for Kids

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So many of us are still trying to figure out where we’ll go for spring break . . . the dining room, the living room, under the bed . . . So how fun that today, children’s music teacher and author of BUTTERFLY DREAMS: A Friendship Takes Flight, Miss Carol Dabney, is taking us to the beautiful beaches of Hawaii! First, she sings the Hukilau Song, then Baby Shark, and finally Five Green and Speckled Frogs. If you have kiddos to entertain, you’ll love her daily updates to her Youtube channel. Thank you, Miss Carol, for continuing to connect and teach! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bqa9LxJhyw&t=3s

Carol and Frogs

Coronavirus Singing Solutions for kids with Miss Carol coming to you from a corner in her home. Painting backdrops and using every puppet she and Mr. Rod have to create an entertaining way for small children to learn through music and story. Please share youtube links with families and lets all have a laugh and a song.

Let’s travel for spring break in our imaginations.

Miss Carol will be reading her new storybook “Butterfly Dreams, a friendship takes flight.” Very soon… until then you can preorder books in time to place inside your child’s Easter basket. Thank you for your support.

Butterfly Dreams

Book gift for Easter baskets

https://www.etaliapress.com/new-products/butterflydreams

https://www.etaliapress.com/authors#/carol-dabney/

 

We are flattening the curve. In this together. We will win!

Until story time and music concerts resume, please check out new short music videos each day on youtube and share with family and friends.

 

“Butterfly Dreams” in time for Easter baskets

A story of friendship. What a sweet gift for children, just in time to tuck into their Easter baskets. My preorder link is up if you want to get a copy of my new children’s storybook Butterfly Dreams, along with an original song “Butterflies and Honeybees”  It’s the only way to get a copy for awhile. Please check it out and share with friends. https://www.etaliapress.com/new-products/butterflydreams
Thank you for supporting local authors and artists.
Cover of Butterfly Dreams
Butterfly Dreams: A Friendship Takes Flight — Et Alia Press, written and illustrated by Carol Dabney . NOW IN PREORDER. Order today and receive your personally signed book late March/early April. ON SALE APRIL 2, just in time for Easter baskets. 8.5 x 11, Premium Color Paperback, 32 pages. etaliapress.com. 

Children will have fun spotting tiny creatures in this colorful storybook, such as  ducks, bunnies, frogs, honeybees, and an adorable tag-a-long pup named Rags
If you are in Little Rock plan to bring your family to the launch reading presentation at the Children’s Library and Learning Center Saturday April 4th beginning at 2pm. Bring your wings and be ready to sing along too!
Thank you – Happy Spring – Carol Dabney

Et Alia Press reveals book cover

Et Alia Press  February 14 , 2020Happy Valentine’s Day! Since some of the best love is that between friends, today we’re revealing the cover of Butterfly Dreams: A Friendship Takes Flight by Little Rock’s beloved children’s music teacher Carol Dabney. And… A first for Et Alia, our storybook also has an original song, a single, “Butterflies and Honeybees,” composed and sung by Carol. Preorder your signed copies today and receive them in time to tuck into all your littles’ Easter baskets. 🦋

Cover of Butterfly Dreams

ABOUT:

We all have dreams, but what if they are too big?

After Lily-Jane helps her grandmother build a butterfly habitat, a close look at a caterpillar’s spots sends her stumbling in disbelief. “Me llamo Carlos,” says the charming little caterpillar, and an extraordinary friendship is born. But when Carlos becomes trapped in his chrysalis, his dream of wings seems more out of reach than ever before.

As readers discover the tremendous power of encouraging words to nurture a friend past paralyzing self-doubt even when it means letting them go to fulfill their destiny, Carlos learns whether friendship and faith are enough to help him soar on the wings of a dream that may be just the right size.

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Carol Dabney creating the cover art for her storybook “Butterfly Dreams” a friendship takes flight. To be published Spring 2020.


#monarch #unlikelyfriendship #arkansas #childrensbook #butterfly #dreams #encouragement #illustrationhttp://www.etaliapress.com

 

Event announcements coming soon.

Thank you all for your support of local authors and artists. -Carol Dabney