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MP3 The Fun Music Man - The Little Green CD: 31 Exciting Earth Songs To Sing And Do ! (for under 8s)

A Jazz-pop-lovin'' kids dad got hold of a guitar and started playing Country Funk with some African-leaning licks to connect eco-fun with childhood.

31 MP3 Songs
KIDS/FAMILY: Educational, KIDS/FAMILY: Sing-Along/Interactive

Who else wants 72 minutes of environmentally themed songs - 31 in all - to help your child develop a positive relationship with nature and the environment?

"Since she got the CD she''s been happily making up her own new dance routines every day. There''s one for almost every song already." Julia, mum and cellist, about her 6 year-old daughter.

Help your child to develop a positive relationship with nature and the environment.
31 songs and activities over 72 minutes make the highly acclaimed brand new CD for under 8s a great and lasting value for you.

"Outstanding, creative, intelligent. Respecting the children from the inside out and the outside in." LH, Early Education Conference

The specially written age-appropriate accompanying resource material means that 0-3s, 3-5s, and 5-8s can enjoy the activities at their own pace, with you, with friends, in groups, and in class.
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o The Little Green CD is packed with fun songs about green issues such as Reduce, Re-use, Recycle; Clean seas; Rubbish; Walking busses and other transport songs; Power from the sun, wind, and sea and much, much more...
o You can hear a Recycling song https://www.tradebit.com . You can even download ''Compost Bin'' there for free so that your child can experience the music. Do keep coming here and going there from time to time as there will be other songs and resources for you to have, use and keep as part of your child''s growing up toolbox.
o The Little Green CD is filled with
o Relaxing songs
o Energising songs
o Sensory songs
o Action Songs
o Moving Songs
o Happy Songs
o Easy Songs
o Musical songs
o Acapella songs
• Each song and activity has been created to bring different aspects of environmental relationship into your child''s day-to-day awareness.
It''s important to remember if you''re a parent, teacher or childcare professional that the wellbeing of the world is in the hands of our children and as such, it''s essential that they have a great connection from day one. That''s why we developed The Little Green CD project. You can''t always be an expert in every area of learning for your kids. But you can help them to tune in by giving them the resources, experiences and life lessons they need for a happy future. The Little Green CD could be at the top of every ''green'' family''s list.

Interested in other aspects of Sound and Music-supported creative learning? https://www.tradebit.com
The Story
Paula and I were talking - we''re married so we do this, it''s never boring - and she came up with the idea of an environmentally-themed children''s cd.
Now, I used to work for a Friends of the Earth group in Ireland back in the 90''s and I know the amount of depressing news that rolls in day on day so I was reluctant to go into that space again, especially with my music.

But, she came back from the library weighed down with books to research and slowly the idea grew that we could present a really fun, positive slant on green issues by using the early ears music methods enjoyed every day by thousands of children all over the UK.

You see, I''ve been working since 1993 with kids and their parents, teachers and childcare professionals to create music programmes to support their creative learning. And over the years children and their grown-ups have been happily building balanced bodies and bright brains - developing their internal environment at their own pace in my music sessions all over the UK and Ireland.

So it stands to reason that in this time of great change [climate change] we develop music programmes that help children and their grown-ups connect to nature and the environment in a fun and aware manner. So we''ve taken up the challenge and this is the first project that will bring the benefits of whole-brain music-supported learning into the lives of our audience: 0-3s, 3-5s, and 5-8s.

We test-launched the initial idea at The Big Green Gathering [go if you get the chance in 2008 - it''s amazing and very family friendly] and the feedback was fantastic.
A few tweaks here and there and now we''re bringing the music and activities to you.

Hear some of the songs, and download a free copy of ''Compost Bin'' .

Who is running The Little Green CD Project?

Craig TrafFord - The Fun Music Man - is a community musician at Early Ears Music, a leading West Midlands (UK) Children''s Creative Learning company. He is a published songwriter and has been performing since 1982. In 1993, whilst living in Ireland, he was invited to consult with therapeutic teams working with children with disabilities and design music programmes for them. Since then, he has worked with thousands of children and their grown-ups in schools, nurseries, playgroups, festivals, events and conferences with 0- 8 year olds the main focus.

Paula Trafford is a multi-disciplined therapist, currently involved in the marketing, PR, customer service and admin aspects as well as making sure the whole family keeps ticking over whilst we embark on this project.

Both Paula and Craig have a respect of and love for nature and the environment and a healthy, good-natured disregard for people who tell others how to live and ''be environmental''. That''s why this project is not a preaching one by any stretch. The activities are all suggestions rather than instructions and we''re certain that you will come up with your own much more pertinent to your own children and their lives.

Despite all the scientific and philosophical bickering going on about the environment, one thing''s for sure, it is the only one we''ve got so why would anyone want to disrespect it anyway?

There are also a couple of blogs happening here at https://www.tradebit.com and https://www.tradebit.com if you''d like to contribute to forming a community around some of the arising issues.

The Songs:
1. We''re Recycling: Based on the tune ''Wind The Bobbin Up.'' This song is about different kinds of things that we can recycle and then what happens to them on their way to becoming something else>
2. Compost Bin: A song about what kind of things we can put into the compost bin, why we do it, and what happens to the ''goo.''
3. How To Keep The Fish Alive: A short Acapella about what we can do to keep the fish happy.
4. Rubbish On The Beach: There are lots of things you can do on the beach, as this song agreees, but there''s a very important thing you can also do at the end of your stay...
5. Where Does The Rubbish Go? Have a guess.
6. ''n Energy-Saving Lightbulb: What''s in the bedroom? Are you sure, dad?
7. Sammy''s Tomato Plant: Sammy might live in the inner city, but listen to how he brings a little bit, then a whole lot of nature to his part of town.
8. I Grow Out Of My Clothes: We all grow out of our clothes; but what can we do with them after we''re finished?
9. We Do What We Can: The tale of a modern ''green'' family doing their bit.
10. Ten Glass Bottles: That old favourite turned into a recycling song.
11 Stop! Smell The Roses: A very simple song designed to be sung anywhere and thoroughly loved by little ones.
12 Hey Papa Hoo: A rockin'' way to discover rainwater recycling.
13 The Mulberry Bush: Everyone knows this https://www.tradebit.com''t they? A new twist on an old favourite.
14 The Walking Bus: Left, right, all the way to school with my friends, our grown-ups and the outdoors.
15 Do You Like Weather? Different weather has differenct effects. So do the different verses in this song.
16 Organic Oranges and Lemons: Without the bells. Without the pesticides. This is a good tasting gentle number.
17 If Earth Is Our Mother: Adaptation of a traditional Native American Earth Chant.
18 Foodies Food: We''re all different and we like to enjoy our food differently, but do you know what a person
who eats fish and no meat is called? What is the name for a person who eats no animal products at all? Healthy
food facts in this song.
19 No, No Plastic Wrapping: Is it really necessary to wrap a coconut in plastic? What do you think? What could we do
with the fruit and veg we buy instead? Listen to this song to find out.
20 I''m Not Having A Bath Tonight: Find out why it''s better not to have a bath.
21 Mind Your Business: When you buy things from businesses that really care, perhaps it can make a difference?
22 How Do We Get Energy? Find out where we can get different kinds of energy and join in with your responses.
23 Little Green People: They live all over the world in different environments.
24 Happy Flappy Bird: Fly and dance to this lively song with a relaxed birds-eye view chorus.
25 If You''re Happy and you Show It: There are lots of earthy ways to do it too.
26 Don''t Flush Too Much: Save water by putting a brick in the cistern. Tell your grown-ups.
27 Wind-Power-Mill: The silent giants who wave their arms and bring us energy.
28 We Live On The Earth: An anthem for our global village.
29 The Whole World In Our Hands: So we''re the ones who can act to make it and keep it a safe and happy place.
30 Wave Goodbye Like a Windmill: And some of these different animals too. A peaceful way of saying goodbye.
31 Lavender''s Green: A little reminder lullaby to sing before bed.

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