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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)
We Love London - Preschool Video, Song & Sheet Music
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We Love London - Preschool Video, Song & Sheet Music

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A very silly (slightly satyrical) video, song and sheet music about some of the principal landmarks around London. More little characters from Ian Rae (a.k.a Badly Drawing Grandpa) at The Tower of London, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace (for orange squash and biscuits with the queen), the London Eye and The Houses of Parliament
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
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
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
The Best Years Of Your Life - Total Song Pack
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The Best Years Of Your Life - Total Song Pack

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Very bouncy, very tongue in cheek song about schooldays being the best years of your life. Can be used a solo, group or choir piece and comes with sheet music, vocal version, backing track and lyrics. The video gives both the song and the lyrics with our little teacher doing a better job of keeping time than counting
Music Is All Around - Total Song Pack
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Music Is All Around - Total Song Pack

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This is the all singing (but not all dancing) song pack. Please watch the video to see if the song is for your pupils. Then you have multiple choice. The song can be performed as a solo, duet or choir piece using one or two verses. The backing tracks come in 1 verse or 2 verses - the sheet music is 2 verses. Hopefully you have everything you need in this pack. You could even produce your own video using the original or your own backing track and photos, drawings or video clips based on the lyrics. Suits just about all ages through adults
Halloween - Total Song Pack
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Halloween - Total Song Pack

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A children’s song suitable for most ages on the subject of Halloween. You can watch the video to see if it suits your requirements, and download the voice mp3, the backing track mp3, the lyrics and the sheet music for the song. Ideal short sound track if you decide to produce your own video for Halloween!!!
Keep It Simple - Total song pack
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Keep It Simple - Total song pack

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A bouncy little song for children about keeping everything simple. The pack contains everything you need - video to assess the song, mp3s of the song and the backing plus the sheet music and the lyrics - suitable for all ages
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