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Music Medley: Stars & Stripes & Crabs

Confetti Park is a community radio program out of New Orleans. We feature local storytellers and songs that kids love, songs created for kids, or created by kids, right here in Louisiana. This medley of kids music shows the diversity of  Louisiana musicians. Songs featured in this episode, in order: Yankee Doodle – The Swing Setters […]

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Footprints

Storytime: Footprints by Melinda Taliancich Falgoust

Far across the great wide world, where the sun melts into liquid gold, great Buddhas smile in their fancy temples and towering skyscrapers brush the clouds. And in a tiny house in a tiny town lives a tiny girl who dreams of doing something BIG! Thank you to Melinda Taliancich Falgoust of New Orleans, La. […]

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Kelsey L. Meeks, Founder/CEO of 'Ween Dream

Interview: ‘WEEN DREAM founder Kelsey Meeks

‘WEEN DREAM is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit that gives free Halloween costumes to children in need. Simple mission—so simple, it’s brilliant! In this episode of Confetti Park, ‘WEEN DREAM founder and CEO Kelsey Meeks talks to Katy Ray about the spooktacular mission of the New Orleans-based nonprofit that, in just one year, has seen new […]

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The Little Red Hen, illustrated by Florence White Williams.

The Little Red Hen sung by Millie Calais Darby

Millie Calais Darby, of Cecilia, La., sings for Confetti Park Storytime! She shares with us her beautiful rendition of The Little Red Hen, an old folk tale known by children of countless generations. It’s a sweet moral tale about what happens when you don’t step up to hard work and help your friends in need. When the […]

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Music Medley: Pelican’s Bill

Confetti Park is a community radio program out of New Orleans. We feature local storytellers and songs that kids love, songs created for kids, or created by kids, right here in Louisiana. This medley of kids music shows the diversity of Louisiana musicians. Songs featured in this episode, in order:   Swamp Stompin’ – Luther […]

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Storytime: Kyser the Singing Schnauzer by Tommie Townsley

Meet Kyser, a dog who loves to sing! Author Tommie Townsley of Lake Charles, La., narrates this fun tale written in rhyme, inspired by her own dear pet. Apparently, the real-life Kyser really can sing! The picture book is available through Tommie’s company, Kid’s Kajun Tales and Ally-Gator Book Bites. Written for 3-6 year olds, […]

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How to talk to your kids about human trafficking, by Stephanie Hepburn

This is a special edition of Confetti Park. Stephanie Hepburn is a writer living in Louisiana. She is a weekly and monthly contributing writer to the New Orleans Times-Picayune and regularly contributes to other news outlets. Her most recent book, Human Trafficking Around the World: Hidden in Plain Sight, was released by Columbia University Press […]

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Pink Hair

Storytime: Pink Hair by Gypsy Damaris Boston

Today’s featured children’s story is called Pink Hair, written by Gypsy Damaris Boston of Shreveport (and Ida). Her daughter, Janet Damaris Boston, also from Shreveport, is narrating this story. Pink Hair is a the true account of what happened to Janet as a little girl! Janet gets herself into a delightful predicament when her hair […]

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