Regina Noel Downing resides in Iowa with her husband and 2 kiddos…and 3 dogs. Ms. Regina is the owner and instructor of the Regina Noel Music Studio, where she teaches private voice, piano, and ukulele to students of all ages. She is also a health and life coach. Ms. Regina has a true passion for children and families. Writing has become a way to integrate all these passions, in hopes of having a bigger impact. Hobbies: weightlifting, exercise, baking, playing piano, singing, ukeing, hanging out with the fam… Favorite foods: Dark Chocolate…and ice cream…
Favorite quote: “I like you, just the way you are.” – Mr. Rogers
GIVE A LITTLE SNUGGLE
Genre: Children’s – Age 2 – 10
Music soothes our souls, wiggles get the mad out, giggles lighten the load, and a snuggle brings a calm connectedness. Give a Little Snuggle is a story about your child. The delightful illustrations, text, and music, are created with all hearts in mind. It is a story about blue times and rough times, and the fear that comes with those times. It is a story that teaches children and adults alike, that though we may have blue times, rough times, and fearful times, there is always something we can do to ease our soul; connect with those we love and who love us. When your child is sad or upset, you may find connecting difficult. Their “upsets” become yours, and soon you are at your wit’s end. Nothing you try works to calm or connect. You may think your child wants to be left alone. But as a mother and educator, I can assure you what they really want and need, is connection. This book helps you do just that: Connect when there is sadness, connect when it’s been a bad day, connect when there is fear… I wrote this as a song first, when my son was having a meltdown. No matter how hard I tried, he wouldn’t “let me in.” Out of desperation I just started singing. These are the words that came out. Suitable for ages 2 to 10.
THE BEDTIME RHYME
Genre: Children’s – Age 2 – 8
What’s the perfect way to end any day? A little story, time for listening and sharing, and a sweet lullaby to end. Bedtime is one of the most important times of the day for our littles, and sometimes the most challenging. It can raise real fears over separation. A regular routine can be just the thing to ease such fears, and ensure a good night’s rest for everyone. The Bedtime Rhyme will help you send your children off to sleep feeling truly loved, connected, supported, and safe. Suitable for ages 2 to 8.