George Winston's "Summer" Album

A Little Bit About George Winston's Summer Album...
George Winston’s Summer album, released in 1991 is actually a new discovery for this music lover. I’ve always been a fan of Winston’s December album (which was turned into beautiful music version of The Velveteen Rabbit narrated by Meryl Streep). Every winter season I bring this album out and experience the same emotional release his solo piano accompanied with Margery Williams story brings. 

One Of The Reason I Love It...
When I found this Summer album I clasped my hands together like a giddy child and could not wait to bring it into my classroom. Sure enough, it was absolutely lovely. Quiet melodies breathe a country summer breeze into your ears. Listening to it brings you to a simpler time, after a long hot summer’s day in the woods. 

How Do I Use It?
For the children in my care, it’s a wonderful nap-time C.D. with quiet, flowing piano to keep tired eyes and bodies resting for a long time. You can also use it for background music for quiet play or in the morning to welcome children into a peaceful room.

Where Can I Find It?
You can find this c.d. and his other wonderful seasonal music at



Summer Langille, M.A, Early Childhood Education Specializing 0-8 Years

Summer has been working with children for almost 15 years. The oldest of four she’s always seen herself as a caregiver. She started off caring for children as a nanny for many years. She received her undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies from San Francisco State University and has a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education specializing in birth to age eight from Long Beach State. She’s worked with infants all the way up to elementary aged children in center-based care, private school care, home-based care, back-up care and afterschool care. She was a lead teacher for an infant program and more recently a two year old/preschool program. She even had a brief stint as a brownie girl scout troop leader. She’s passionate about quality care for children and thinks the environment plays a large role in how a child learns effectively. She loves art, blocks, music, fairy gardens and picture books and wants all caregivers of children to know how important their job is to the children they care for. Summer is currently home with her baby, navigating this new role as Mama. She blogs about her family at