A CHILDREN'S SONGBOOK COMPANION

A Children’s Songbook Companion is a complete singing time resource that is NOW available exclusively on Camille’s Primary Ideas!  Sister Pat Graham reached out informing me that A Children’s Songbook Companion will no longer be published.  But she wants its content to still be accessible.

I was delighted {and flattered} when she asked if Camille’s Primary Ideas would host and share its content here!  With Sister Graham’s permission, A Children’s Songbook Companion can be downloaded.  And the best part is it’s completely FREE!

If you know me, you know how much I love this resource!  When I create singing time lesson plans, this is a go-to resource.  It sparks ideas or I intersperse the material into something.

A Children's Songbook Companion picture of Pat Graham and Camille Hill

If you are unfamiliar with this resource, A Children’s Songbook Companion contains a singing time lesson for EVERY single primary song in the Children’s Songbook published in 1987!  The entire book went through church correlation even though it was never published by the church.

When A Children’s Songbook Companion was ready to be published, the church changed its policy and would no longer publish church material that could not be easily translated and used worldwide.

So instead, the compilers of the book, including Pat Graham, published it themselves.  Sister Graham has written her permission to share this book with Camille’s Primary Ideas HERE.  In addition she’s added a back story of how each book was written.

Download A Children's Songbook Companion

A Children's Songbook Companion picture of Pat Graham and Camille Hill

Individual lesson plans are available in my Resource Library under its song title.  You can receive access to my Resource Library by joining here: 

Or I’ve divided the book into downloadable sections because it’s quite large:

Title, Content, Authors

Camille's Primary Ideas: A Children's Songbook Companion Digital Copy

Teaching Children through Music

My Heavenly Father

The Savior

Download The Savior section.

The Gospel

Download The Gospel section.

Home & Family

Heritage

Download Heritage section.

Nature & Seasons

Fun & Activity

Glossary & Index

A Children's Songbook Companion Artbook

Camille's Primary Ideas: A Children's Songbook Companion Artbook Cover

Also available it A Children’s Songbook Companion Artbook.  It contains enlarged images found in The Children’s Songbook Companion.  Download A Children’s Songbook Artbook.

Again, all the individual lesson plans are available in my Resource Library under its song title.

Stories of the Children's Songbook

As mentioned in Sister Graham’s history, she also wrote Stories of the Children’s Songbook.  It is a compilation of talks she gave that contain details of her wonderful musical journey, in addition to what she learned about each song.

Stories of Children's Songbook Companion by Pat Graham

This book is also available to download and is broken down into sections:

Introduction

Download the Introduction section.

A History of Primary & Children's Music

The Preparation of the 1989 Children's Songbook

Stories about Primary Songs & the People Who Wrote Them

Download Stories about Primary Songs and the People Who Wrote Them  section 1 and section 1 (the file is quite large so it’s divided into 2 separate sections).

Appendix

Download the Appendix section.

Sing Out!

If you didn’t know, Sister Graham is a composer, having written 5 songs in The Children’s Songbook.  Also available to download is Sister’s Graham’s book entitled Sing Out! which contains children’s songs for special occasions.

Sing Out! features children’s songs with actions, visual aids, and many performance notes to give you ideas and themes for programs.

The songs and aids were created to give you confidence in teaching, and to provide positive experiences for children.

The messages are appropriate for pre-school and elementary classrooms, and family or church programs.  The intent is to emphasize good character qualities, and to develop a child’s self-image through success in music.

Songs in this booklet include:

  • Hearts Like Doors
  • Stand Up for America
  • Spring in Every Color
  • Lucky for Me
  • That’s My Mother
  • A Grandmother to Love You
  • Someone that I Love
  • My Thanksgiving
  • Feelings Matter
  • Picture a Christmas (the original, a preface to the one in the songbook)
  • Sing Out!
  • Thank You From the Bottom of My Heart!

Download Sing Out!

Pat Graham Workshops

Camille's Primary Ideas: Pat Graham Workshop

I attended Pat Graham’s workshops for YEARS!  Find my notes and details on all her workshops.  I also have a recording (made with permission) of one of her workshops.

Thank You Sister Graham!

A HUGE thank you to Sister Pat Graham who is so gracious to share her musical talent and knowledge!  Because of her service, primary children worldwide are able to gain a stronger testimony of the gospel through music!

Sister Graham would LOVE to hear from you!  If you have time, send her a quick email.  Just contact me using the form below and I’ll get you her email address.

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