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Jim Gaven

I am a singer/songwriter/publisher/author/creative type who creates songs and activities/games as well as curriculums for young children as well as adults with special needs.

I am a singer/songwriter/publisher/author/creative type who creates songs and activities/games as well as curriculums for young children as well as adults with special needs.
One by One (Song about the Power of One)
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One by One (Song about the Power of One)

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This is an original song, lyrics and mp3 included, to teach young children about the power of themselves (one person at a time) as well as other things in the world that have 1 as their number (IE: the sun, moon). We all have to start as one person at a time in order to positively effect the world around us.
Ants in Your Pants (Just Dance) Song
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Ants in Your Pants (Just Dance) Song

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Ants in Your Pants (Just Dance) is a song about getting up and moving around to shake out the cobwebs so to speak. Follow along to the directions of the song, and the whole group/class will be having fun in no time!
Wait Wait (The Waiting Song)
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Wait Wait (The Waiting Song)

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This is a children's song about waiting your turn to do or say something. The idea is to practice patience day and and day out so we are able to wait for things more important later in life.
Open and Close Song
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Open and Close Song

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This is a song about opening and closing various 'things' in life. The song is designed to be a learning tool for early childhood education to reinforce the idea of opening and closing, as well as being 'open' to change in life as that's the best way to live!
The Drum Song (Playing the Drums)
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The Drum Song (Playing the Drums)

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This is a song detailing a standard drum set and what each piece does/sounds like. Sung and played at the same time by just drum accompaniment and vocals with no other instruments, what a great way to do something fun and educational for your child/children/students!
Percussion Song
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Percussion Song

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This is a song detailing several percussion instruments in one to talk about how they help us keep rhythm with one another. Sung and played at the same time by using a ukulele and bass drum, what a great way to do something fun and educational for your child/children/students!
The Bass The Bass (Bass Guitar Song)
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The Bass The Bass (Bass Guitar Song)

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This is a song designed to teach about the bass guitar--terminology used for playing the bass, how many strings the instrument has, and how the instrument sounds. Perfect for teaching a young student or child about an instrument that gets overlooked sometimes.
Playing the Kazoo Song
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Playing the Kazoo Song

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This is a fun almost a cappella song about the kazoo. Of course, there are kazoo solo parts to have fun with and sing along with your students. Enjoy being silly with this small and simple instrument.
Going Slow to Fast (Song)
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Going Slow to Fast (Song)

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This is a song which teaches tempo/rhythm by first starting slowly, and continually building up the speed in 4 different sections until the tempo reaches a crescendo, at which time, playing stops. I've used it where I encourage students to play along with a percussion instrument, sing-a-long to the various tempo changes, as well as practice stomping on the ground/running in place.
Turn on the Lights
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Turn on the Lights

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This is a song designed for any child who is afraid of the dark and learning to cope with that fear. Sing it along with your young one to make them feel more comfortable when going to bed, entering a basement, or playing outside at night.
Quiet Time Song
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Quiet Time Song

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'Quiet Time' is a song about all the places we have to be quiet in life (church, library, movies). With a refrain on calming down for a nap or bedtime at night, this is a fun, lighthearted song on the ukulele for all the kids to enjoy. This song allows for kids to learn about these quiet places in a fun and educational way.
Olive Juice and Elephant Shoes
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Olive Juice and Elephant Shoes

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This is a song written for children in elementary school to reiterate the importance of saying, 'I Love You' to people you care about in different ways. Some of it is even in French, so students will learn some of another language while singing it.
Red Light Green Light Song
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Red Light Green Light Song

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This is an educational song for young children to sing about the importance of red lights and green lights when you're out on the road with mommy and daddy. The song also talks about the importance of looking both ways before crossing the street.
Handshakes and High-Fives Song
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Handshakes and High-Fives Song

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Handshakes and High Fives-This is an original song about personal space where some people may not like to be hugged or kissed right away, so we start out by greeting them with a handshake and/or high-five. The zipped file includes a rough live recording of the song (mp3 format) along with the lyrics and chords to use to perform the song.
Excuse Me, I Sneezed Song
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Excuse Me, I Sneezed Song

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'Excuse Me, I Sneezed' is an original song about the importance of manners and excusing yourself after a bodily function like sneezing. We have to make sure we cover our noses and even get a tissue when necessary--sometimes wash our hands to stop the spread of germs. The zipped file includes a rough live recording of the song (mp3 format) along with the lyrics and chords used to perform the song.
Buckle Up (The Seatbelt Song)
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Buckle Up (The Seatbelt Song)

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'Buckle Up' (The Seatbelt Song) is a self explanatory song about the importance of wearing a seatbelt, taking a step by step approach on how to put one on. Not only that, but it stresses the importance of overall safety in a moving vehicle. The zipped file includes a rough live recording of the song (mp3 format) along with the lyrics and chords used to perform the song.
Uka Ukulele Song
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Uka Ukulele Song

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'Uka Ukulele’ is a song used to describe the instrument as well as give a little background on the instrument. It is played on the ukulele and helps children learn how to spell the words 'Hawaii' and 'Ukulele' as well. The zipped file includes a rough live recording of the song (mp3 format) along with the lyrics and chords used to perform the song.