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A pop song about kindness, which is what we feel ultimately makes the world go round.
Listen for acoustic guitar, shaker and our Musical Dots choir.
Children are the future. We are often inspired when teaching in primary schools by how switched on, empathetic and passionate children are.
Parents and teachers alike banged down our door asking for a song promoting sharing. Using our acting experience we wrote the lyrics in the style of a conversation. The Dots learn that sharing is the kindest, smartest option; having way more fun when they do. The comedy lyrics set to a pop guitar capture children’s imaginations. We are so happy to find they practice the song in the playground and teach their siblings at home!
Tap along to the rhythm at the start of the track with your little one. Can you clap your hands together to complete the phrase? Great teamwork!
Act out the song together. If you have a ball and a yellow pen at home you can use them as props for an extra professional performance.
Discuss how you think each person feels in the song. Are there times at school or nursery when your little one has seen sharing in action? What did it lead to? How did it make them feel? Talk about the kindness you have shown or experienced recently.
A song so super cool you can use it as an incentive for ‘good eating.’
Listen for saxophone and trumpet.
The hilarious voice of superhero, “Superfood”, makes children view fruit and vegetables in a whole new light. Once your child hears it, they’ll be begging you to play it again…. do so, but only if they eat their fruit and vegetables first! “Everybody shout brussel sprout!”
Anna’s six year old nephew suffers from severe food allergies so mealtimes are sometimes a challenge. We decided to play on his love for superheroes and pop music creating a track that has helped nurture his enthusiasm for healthy eating. He now believes that fruit and vegetables give you superpowers! The response to this song has been overwhelming. Not only with Anna’s nephew but also in schools.
Take on the role of Superfood with your little one and in your best superhero voices say
You: Everybody shout brussel sprout
Child: Brussel sprout, brussel sprout!
You: Everybody go avocado
Child: Avocado, avocado!
Can you think of any other fruit or vegetable rhymes?! Send us an email or video on social media, we’d love to see what Superfood has been up to!
Clear Up Conga
Imagine a world where children can’t wait to tidy up… it’s here!
Join ‘The Dots’ and their ‘Clear Up Conga’ for a New Orleans jazz inspired track so fizzy it will shake up any reticent tidier!
Listen for piano, bass, drums, trumpet and trombone!
Parents and teachers tell us ‘tidy up time’ is a challenging part of the day. We wanted to try and help using the positive power of quality music!
Widely tested in schools and homes; this track is a firm favourite with children, parents and teachers alike with one Mum stating “Clear Up Conga has changed my life!”
The song is jam packed with live instrumentation, played by London’s finest musicians and composed in a way that enables children to pick out the individual instruments.
FACT: When Anna’s Mum heard the demo of this song she suggested Anna should play it in her house. How cheeky?!
Can your little one clear everything away before the song ends? See if they can also identify and mimic the live instruments as they go!
Proven to make even the most hyper of little ones or anxious sleepers unwind their way to Slumbertown.
Listen for violin, cello, viola and double bass.
Four minutes of soothing melody and reassuring lyrics, set to a beautiful twelve-part string arrangement.
This track works on adults too! Zzzzzz….
The trickiest track to record as our musicians nearly nodded off! We wanted to create a song that soothed both musically and lyrically. We have witnessed its powerful effects on both individual little ones and whole classes, as they wind their way to Slumbertown. Having taught children coping with parental separation, and knowing the overwhelming impact of music on them, we were determined to write a song that would create great reassurance and escapism for any young person experiencing challenges.
If you sing along with the song when your child is winding down accentuate the shhhhh of ‘hush.’ What does Slumbertown look like? Get their imaginations going easing them into happy dreaming.
The funky bunnies learnt their groove from the late, great James Brown Bunny. Make some space to bust moves and get down. Bounce and count like never before.
Listen for the vocoder distorting the sound of the backing vocals. Can you hear the tambourine?
Teaching your child to count is a parental prerequisite. This tune is hip with a powerful backbeat. It’s magical seeing rhythm take over a small person, watching them move their bodies freely without premeditation. Musicians and dancers count bars of music. The funky bunnies count in time to the beat up to twenty and back again, while encouraging small people to find their uninhibited physical groove! The song nurtures rhythm and numeracy while musically ‘funkifying’ your little bunny. “Shake sh shake sh sh sh shake that tail!”
Do the funky bunny dance!
Numbers = hop up and down.
Funky rabbits = crossed arms like a cool bunny.
Clever rabbits = tap your head.
Cuddly rabbits = hug your arms.
Look the the bunnies = hand above your eyes with a surprised look on your face.