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AutumnMist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 10:28 AM
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Positive Songs For Children?
I wanted some ideas for some positive children's songs to sing in the morning before we start school. My daughter and I usually sing and dance when we first get up to start the day off in a fun manner. Its really hard to be in a bad mood after doing the Hokey Pokey. LOL. Maybe something that has a positive spin about self worth and accomplishment? It doesn't have to be school related. I couldn't find any online when I searched. Thank you in advance! :)I am off to finish math and spelling with the little one. Have a good morning DU'ers!
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InvisibleTouch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 10:32 AM
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1. How about "Yellow Submarine"?
It doesn't really have a "self-worth and accomplishment" theme, but I've always found it a fun song, and it seems great for kids. Something to inspire the imagination. :)

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AutumnMist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 10:34 AM
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2. Awesome Idea!
Thank you so much. That would be a fun song to sing, especially for my daughter. :hi:
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 04:58 PM
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21. Don't forget the feature-length cartoon!
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 10:58 AM
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3. Do-Re-Mi, and a couple of others
Wouldn't let me post using Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious in the subject line.
Got error message that it was too long :rofl:


Loved singing these when I was young:

Do-Re-Mi
http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/thesoundofmusic/do-re-mi...

Spoonful of Sugar
http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/marypoppins/aspoonfulofs...

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/marypoppins/supercalifra...
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AutumnMist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 12:03 PM
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6. Thank you!
:yourock:
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 11:54 AM
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4. woody guthrie's "songs to grow on for mother and child"
an album full of kids songs he wrote for his daughter and even one or two for arlo too...
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AutumnMist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 12:05 PM
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7. I Honestly Had No Idea
that he made an album like that. Thank you so much for the suggestion. I am going to go out and see if I can find it this afternoon.
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 12:11 PM
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11. there's actually a few that've been released...
here's the "mother and child" album http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:84j4eaz... and he's also got one called nursery days, and two volumes called "grow big"

he was a pretty interesting character, definitely a hero of mine - i wish i had a way to make everyone know about him
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AutumnMist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 12:17 PM
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14. I Watched a Bio
about him not to long ago. Very interesting life. You can always make a web page about him to get the word out. I am sure many people would frequent it. Good luck on your mission. :)
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 12:21 PM
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16. was it that american masters bio on PBS?
that was fantastically done...woody was my main inspiration to go out and do some traveling of my own, of the train hopping/hitchhiking variety, to see what this country is all about. and it's funny because no matter where i was, what was happening or what i was doing, i could always find a verse or two from one of his songs to sing that would fit my situation perfectly. unfortunately i busted my collarbone in june so i'm laid up right now, but i'm hittin the road again in less than a month...i can't wait
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AutumnMist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 01:27 PM
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18. It Was Actually!
I thought it was really well done as well. I was impressed with the thought and research that went into it. Hope you get on the mend quick so you can enjoy your upcoming road trip.
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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 12:02 PM
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5. Sing
Edited on Wed Sep-13-06 12:07 PM by philosophie_en_rose
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sing_ (song)

Sing, sing a song.
Sing out loud, sing out strong.
Sing of good things not bad.
Sing of happy, not sad.

Sing, sing a song.
Make it simple, to last your whole life long.

Don't worry that it's not good enough.
For anyone else to hear.
Just sing, sing a song.

Sing, sing a song.
Let the world sing along.
Sing of love there could be.
Sing for you and for me.

Sing, sing a song.
Make it simple, to last your whole life long.
Don't worry that it's not good enough
For anyone else to hear.

Just sing, sing a song.
Just sing, sing a song.
Just sing, sing a song.

On Edit: Also "Happiness" from You're A Good Man Charlie Brown or "Puff the Magic Dragon" (easy to sing)

I had a teacher that made us sing "Zippity Do Dah." I would not choose that one, however.



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AutumnMist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 12:07 PM
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10. Very Cool Song Lyrics
I had forgotten about that. Thank you so much. We are going to have fun tomorrow when we get up. :)
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 12:06 PM
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8. Walk This Way by Run-DMC
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southpaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 12:07 PM
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9. Imagine
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AutumnMist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 12:14 PM
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13. You Can Never Go Wrong
with that song. The message is timeless and inspirational. Thank you.
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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 04:55 PM
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20. It's a beautiful song.
Edited on Wed Sep-13-06 04:56 PM by philosophie_en_rose
Imagine there's no heaven
it's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky


On edit: d'oh! I read at school, not before school.
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AutumnMist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 05:05 PM
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23. Thats OK
:) No big deal. I still love the idea!
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 12:12 PM
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12. Simon and Garfunkel's "A most peculiar man"
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AutumnMist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 12:19 PM
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15. Thank You!
I am going to find it online. I cant recall what it sounds like exactly.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 12:30 PM
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17. They Might Be Giants
http://www.giantkid.net /

The album 'NO!' is great. my 2 kids love it...

RL
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AutumnMist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 01:29 PM
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19. That Sounds
great. I bet my daughter would love it as well. Thank you.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 05:00 PM
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22. "Stairway to Heaven" played backwards
:evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin:
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CabalPowered Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 05:07 PM
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24. The Curious George soundtrack has some great tracks on it!
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