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Ian Rae a.k.a. "Badly Drawing Grandpa", is a Scottish musician/writer/teacher living in London. He now enjoys producing really silly songs and (badly drawn) videos to amuse and teach little children. His songs and videos are also available free on his Thoughtz4Totz website and Thoughtz4Totz and Thoughtz4kidz Youtube channels for preschool and primary children (and parents and grandparents)

Ian Rae a.k.a. "Badly Drawing Grandpa", is a Scottish musician/writer/teacher living in London. He now enjoys producing really silly songs and (badly drawn) videos to amuse and teach little children. His songs and videos are also available free on his Thoughtz4Totz website and Thoughtz4Totz and Thoughtz4kidz Youtube channels for preschool and primary children (and parents and grandparents)
Gee Up Gee Up We're Going For A Ride - Preschool Song, Video & Sheet Music
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Gee Up Gee Up We're Going For A Ride - Preschool Song, Video & Sheet Music

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A really popular little action song which I wrote for little children. At nursery school they have to “mount your horses” and then just gallop about until “Off the horse we drop” where they usually hurl themselves to the ground and await the next “mount your horses” command. I’ve always maintained that this is the best song to make little children drop off quickly!!!
We're Leaving School - School Leavers Song - Total Song Pack
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We're Leaving School - School Leavers Song - Total Song Pack

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A primary school leavers song - ideal for primary school prize giving as a solo or choir piece - probably as near you can get to a school leavers pop anthem Watch the video the video to get an idea of the song. Comes with vocal track, backing track, lyrics and sheet music
Penelope Meets Jeremy - A Fascinating Experiment on the Power of Underscoring
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Penelope Meets Jeremy - A Fascinating Experiment on the Power of Underscoring

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This is a really interesting five minute experiment which demonstrates the power that music has on our lives. It can be done with children of most ages and adults. Here are the instructions Select a male and female pupil / adult to read the the dialogue below Get them to read the dialogue with no underscoring Get them to read the dialogue again with the 4 pieces of music as underscoring.a) Brass band at the seaside b) Love theme c) Night Club d) Suspense /Horror The mood will change with each piece of music and in most cases the people reading will react to the music in their delivery of the dialogue Just download the Instructions/script and the background music. The Youtube video gives you some idea of how it goes. All the music in the underscoring was composed by me so there is no problem with copyright There is also a Karaoke version of the video now on the Thoughtz4Kidz Yutube channel which allow you to just read the dialogue with the underscoring but no voices
When You Imagine - It's All Up To You - Total Song Pack
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When You Imagine - It's All Up To You - Total Song Pack

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Charming little song for children which can be formed as a solo, or as a choir piece - all about using your imagination when you’re on your own or with friends. The video (complete with mini conductor) gives you an idea of the song and lyrics, and you can download vocal version, backing track, lyrics and sheet music
Really Silly Songs - Total Song Pack
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Really Silly Songs - Total Song Pack

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A really silly song about the benefits of really silly songs. The chorus (which is very easy to learn) works as a counterpoint with the verse so two groups of children (or 2 soloists) can produce a really silly song in almost perfect harmony. Please watch the video to get the idea. The pack comes with vocal and backing track mp3s plus lyrics and full sheet music score for 2 parts plus piano