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I just wanted to say thank you to Raffi for being such a huge part of my childhood and in turn, my adulthood. All I Really Need is my very favorite song, I play the Christmas album on repeat every year and Evergreen Everblue makes me believe that maybe even I can make a difference.

Loey Crooks

 

As a beluga dad, I knew then that Raffi's goal was to transform the world through his music. It is not surprising then that Raffi took the next step and provided the transformation himself with his Child Honouring philosophy.

Ed Breaux, Wexford, PA

 

In my work with young children, I have worked hard to create safe, respectful environments for learning. As a teacher, I am constantly reminded that little people do as we do, not as we say. It is the modeling of peace, respect, compassion, stewardship, and citizenship that counts. It really is the little things that each of us do daily that can propel the compassion revolution forward.

Michelle Honeysett, Courtenay, BC

 

I grew up watching Raffi's concerts and listening to his songs, and now that I have my own baby, I am having so much fun introducing her to Raffi's music - something that celebrates childhood and innocence.

I am also a psychologist who has worked with families and children, and if more families practiced "child honouring" and practiced compassion within their own families and communities, I would be out of work - and so happy about it!

Barbara Toohill, East Peoria, Illinois

 

I am a beluga grad myself...Raffi was a huge part of my life in the 80's as a young child. I am bringing his music into my children's lives now too. It's just the best! As for child honouring, you're right, it starts with the children!

Amber Chartier, Mission, BC

 

Still love the music and am passing it along to my nieces and nephews and friend's children. I hope to go into social work and I KNOW I was inspired at an early age by the compassion and love in Raffi's songs.

Katherine Davis, Santa Monica, CA

 

I have enjoyed Raffi for years since my sister played baby beluga non-stop for her son in the 80s. Now I have my own son who loves Raffi.  We love your music and continue to listen and sing it together as a family….  I'm 46 but when I'm feeling down I'll sing one of your songs to get a positive vibe going and try to change my mood.

Jim Boulay, Bloomington, Montana

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from La Mesa CA
Mar 9, 2011

I am a parent of a 21 year old son and 2 daughters, 18 and 20. My son received 2 Raffi cassette tapes on his first birthday. My kids grew up listening to and enjoying Raffi's music. Also, I have a small home daycare and the tapes have been replaced with numerous Raffi CDs. Even though I have a large music library, Raffi is always requested first. This has been the case through the years, with many different groups of children. The 5 kids I have now want to listen to Raffi everyday. We shake our sillies out once and day for sure and sometimes 2 times. After all these years of playing Raffi music, I still enjoy listening to it with the kids as well. Other CDs have come and gone but my Raffi CDs will always be a part of my program. I appreciate the way Raffi sings for and with children but never down to them. I love the warmth that comes from his songs and voice as well. Thank you to Raffi for all he (and his organization) has done for children.
In sincere appreciation,
Debbie Wrieden
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