Overall Buddies



Overall Buddies

We love children and we love their families! We love the adults who guide their development! Overall Buddies create fanciful, fun, and peaceful music with young children in mind. It is our hope that families share our songs as they ride in the car, enjoy a picnic outside, do chores, or just sit with one another at home, singing, laughing, and cuddling. We hope teachers will share these songs together with the children in their classrooms. We believe in music for music's sake. Sharing the love and joy of music bonds us and connects us in heart, soul, and mind. Music creates memories that last forever. We hope to release many more songs in the future. Until then, here's wishing you and yours many musical moments full of laughter, joy, silliness, quietness, and love. Take Care, our Overall Buddies. I hope we sing together soon! Love, Lori Lynn Ahrends; Creator Overall Buddies.

Lori Lynn Ahrends - Creator of Overall Buddies /Singer/Songwriter/ Speaker

Lori Lynn Ahrends is not only a children’s singer/songwriter.  She has spent her entire career in early childhood working with young children and their families. She has over 20 years experience singing with children in classrooms, libraries, parks, and museums, and over 15 years of successful experience conducting quality and engaging early childhood professional development.  Lori Lynn is a certified Early Childhood PBIS trainer, and has worked as an adjunct early childhood instructor at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and Iowa Western Community College.  She has trained across the nation, including Boston, New Jersey, Michigan, and Kansas as a trainer for the High Scope Educational Research Foundation. She has her Master’s degree in Education, and was certified as a National Early Childhood Teacher.

Lori Lynn has written curriculum and taught lessons for Opportunity Education, which is a non-profit organization making quality education accessible to children in developing nations. She has provided professional development for African and Asian teachers in the OEF program and was a keynote presenter to 325 teachers and Ministers of Education at Seminars in Swedru, Ghana and Suhum, Ghana West Africa. 

Lori Lynn was honored with the 2014 'Friend of Young Child Award' from the SW IAEYC chapter for her service to young children.

Lori Lynn would love to come to your school or library or conference.  She would be happy to provide a day of music in the schools, a concert with children and families, and/or a customized training for your staff or families. Use the CONTACT page on this website to reach out & bring Lori Lynn to you!