Online Summer Reading Challenge Concert on Friday, July 17 at noon 

All the library concerts have been cancelled BUT you can still see the concert I was planning for libraries this year! The Nashville Public Library is premiering my summer reading concert "Imagine Your Story" on their YouTube site on Friday, July 17 at 12:00 p.m. CDT. It is part of their FRIDAY FAMILY TIME series.

Just click on this link to see it. I will post it on my website and Facebook Fan page after the premiere! 

Live Steaming Shows moved to 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. CDT 

I underestimated the length of this pandemic so I am moving my concerts to twice a month on Thursdays instead of weekly.

Rachel’s Fun Time - Live Music and Fun with Rachel from her Mom’s Doll & Toy Room at 10:00 a.m. CDT. Watch for my posts on my website and on my Facebook Fan Page how you can prepare for the show each week.

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…

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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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