"Grandparents are among the most influential and important people in a child’s development, both in providing models and messages. In their presence, grandparents have the opportunity to offer a window on unconditional love and value, that a child will not experience to this degree anywhere else. In their absence, their impact remains respected, recognized and lovingly remembered. Entire cultures nod regard to grandparents through special names and language choices.

Elaine Serling captures it all with her exceptional artistry in the CD/book, Grandma and Grandpa’s Darlings. Elaine models what she believes, in order to enlighten and empower us through joyful and life changing words and music. You will learn from her in this experience and you and your family will enjoy the trip."

"Children come into the world innocent. They are accepting of all. They begin to form opinions and build friendships. The responsibility for their acceptance of others then falls on the environment in which they are raised.

Grandparents become one of the important and influential parts of that environment. Through multicultural illustrations and songs, “Grandma and Grandpa’s Darlings” celebrates special moments between grandparents and grandchildren that are enjoyed all over the world.

I found the story to be refreshing. One of the songs teaches how to say “hello grandma/hello grandpa in 24 different languages. The world map inspires talks about where everyone was born and the catchy tunes are beautiful and easy to learn. It is truly a great CD/book to spend quality time together with your grandchildren."

"Elaine, My grandchildren not only listen over and over again to "Bubbie's Baby" in the car and at home, but they have decided to act out the story and make it into a play. They gave Grammy (that's me) the part of the baby; one became the singer-narrator; one was the Bubbie and one sang harmony. We play the CD, act out our parts, dance and sing... it is so much fun! Thank you for your devotion to children and Jewish music. The outcome inspired my grandchildren to appreciate and create a wonderful musical experience for all of us to share together."

Viewed as pure artistry," Bubbie's Baby" is a delightful musical story of discovery and love. But talented vocalist and composer, Elaine Serling, is much deeper than that. In the songs and baby's voice and laughter, she has captured the power and tenderness and importance of grandparenting. "Bubbie's Baby" is an experience to charm and to inspire.

"I was not able to spend my granddaughter Naomi’s first Chanukah with her, since she lives in Japan. So I did the next best thing. I sent her Elaine’s delightful, charming and touching book and CD – Bubbie’s Baby.

This summer I was able to visit Naomi, now 4; her brother Sy, 2; and new baby brother Sage, in Japan. Imagine my thrill when I asked Naomi to pick out a book for us to read together and she chose Bubbie’s Baby. Naomi and Sy clearly love it as much as I do. As a mother, grandmother and infant/child mental health specialist, I highly recommend Bubbie’s Baby for its joyful, tender and lyrical portrayal of the love between grandparents and their grandchildren.

Elaine’s beautiful voice and warm, loving heart shine through every page and note of the CD/book. I know you and your grandchildren willtreasure it as much as we do."

Children Love BUBBIE'S BABY...See for Yourself!

Thank goodness for Elaine Serling. Finally something terrific. She composes her own music and writes lyrics and sings on "Join the Circle", a follow-up to her "Sing and Celebrate" CD. Indeed everyone will have fun listening to this CD that celebrates Israel and Jewish life. Serling's lyrics are just right-fun and original, simple enough but never insipid. She also features a nice amount of Hebrew, which works well in a song about Jewish names. While most CD's are directed toward children, parents will appreciate Serling's, "For Now and Forever." This lovely melody, which Serling directed to her daughters, is a wedding song that is certain to have moms and dads everywhere in happy tears as they envision their own child coming together with his or her beloved. Highly recommended.

Elaine Serling's "Join the Circle" CD is so wonderful, that my kids ask to listen to it over and over again in the car and at home. The teachers at Adat Shalom nursery school love to play it in the classroom for their students because the songs are full of Jewish content. We learn so much while listening to Elaine's beautiful voice presenting her original catchy tunes and lyrics. The wonderful melodies and fresh words adds to the learning dimension. I would recommend this CD to anyone that's wants to instill wonderful Jewish values!

"Sing and Celebrate" is especially effective for children in the primary grades. The songs are very melodic and easy to learn. An unbeatable holiday gift for music lovers of all ages."

"Elaine Serling has created a rich variety of music touching merely every aspect of Jewish life. Her innovative lyrics and original melodies keep the listener of all ages engaged and interested. I highly recommend this fabulous recording."