Live Streaming Music and Fun with Rachel on Wednesdays 

Rachel’s Fun Time - Live Music and Fun with Rachel from her Mom’s Doll & Toy Room at 10:00 a.m. CST

Go to my Facebook fan page at to see it. "Like"  so you can stay connected easier too.

You can also view all my live shows after as well. They are saved on my fan page. The wonderful thing about this is you can have a Watch Party with your friends!

Thanksgiving Tradition 

Gobble, gobble, gobble! It has become a holiday tradition to dance to "The Turkey Trot" and "The Turkey Pokey" on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving so tune in to Rachel's Fun Time Radio Show online to hear my Thanksgiving show on Wednesday, November 27, 4:30 p.m. CST. Learn how to hear it at

I will be presenting a workshop at the NAEYC National Conference 

Music City Center, Davidson Ballroom Salon B, 9:30 -10:45 a.m. (Room capacity 360)

Rachel Sumner, Children's Performer, Songwriter, Teaching Artist, Tennessee Performing Arts Center

Presentation Title: Win Their Attention: Performing Arts Techniques to Invigorate Your Classroom Teaching

In this workshop, teachers will learn how to use performing arts strategies to catch the attention of students and keep them engaged. Straightforward techniques from theater, music, and dance address multiple learning…

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Come to the last Dance Party of the summer! 

Put on your dancing shoes and come to the Bellevue Public Library at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday August 6, 2019. You will learn to dance the swim, the monkey, the twist, and move your feet to the tango beat! We will make up our own dances too. 

Planting milkweed seeds in the fall so you are ready for Monarch butterflies in the spring. 

I love Monarch butterflies. Their caterpillars need milkweed plants to live. The fall is the perfect time to plant milkweed. There are four different species of native Milkweed— the Whorled, Common and Swamp Milkweeds, as well as Butterfly Weed (also a milkweed)— are found in most states from the eastern seaboard to the Rocky Mountains as well as in southern Canada, and will thrive in a wide range of garden and meadow habitats.

How to plant milkweed seeds in the fall from American Meadows:
If you want to…

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Join me for my performance in Washington DC 

Join me at noon on Tuesday August 14th! I'll perform in the Main Atrium of the hospital. This show is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. 

I'm thrilled to also be performing for the Ryan Seacrest Studio in Children's National Medical Center from 11:00-11:30 a.m. This is not a public performance. My interview and performance will be broadcast directly to patient rooms. I hope to leave smiles on a few faces before I leave!

Songs for helping children read and count. Plus excellent for English language learners 

If you are looking for songs to help children learn to read and count, here is a recording that I made especially for a dear friend who owned a Kumon school. Her Kumon school used this recording with the young children who came for tutoring. The original and traditional songs are also excellent for English language learners! You will find traditional songs that children in the United States learn like "London Bridges," "Old MacDonald," "Twinkle, Twinkle," "Pat-a-cake," and more.

One of the top hits of…

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Our children's TV show My Storytime Place has new permanent time slots! 

We asked to NECAT Network to consider making 9 of our 26 temporary time slots for our children's TV show permanent. Guess what happened?

My Storytime Place was given ALL 26 TIME SLOTS because they have been pleased with the quality of the show! We have music, puppets, finger plays, and a book on every episode. We are proud to feature our friends who are some of Nashville's most talented children's performers, writers, puppeteers, and children's librarians.

The members of our talented team plan to…

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WITT, 91.9 FM, Indianapolis, IN

Rachel's Fun Time is a radio show especially for kids that adults can enjoy too. It is chocked full of music, stories, jokes, and poetry. You can also hear it steaming online at

You can hear different episodes of Rachel's Fun Time Radio Show streaming on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. CST on WRFN's website in Nashville, TN.

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