I’m finally back with another Songwriter’s Notebook post. I’ve been waiting a while for this one. Back in the fall, I had a conversation with a children’s music editor. It went something like this:
Hey, you write songs, don’t you?
I’m working on a project and am having the hardest time finding a song for preschoolers.
Now apart from my own children’s lullabies, I had never written children’s music before. But I do like to fancy myself a songwriter. And sometimes it helps to have an assignment. We spoke a little longer and she informed me exactly what she needed: a movement song for preschooler’s that would fit within an overall theme of “follow the leader.” Basically, something that would get the “wiggles” out before lesson time. I told her that I would give it some thought.
The result of this exercise is a call-and-response song called “I Can Do Most Anything.” I wrote it last fall, but was kept from letting you hear it until it came out. Well, it’s out now in the latest TeamKID curriculum Follow the Leader. Below, you can see both the original “reference” recording as well as listen to the final studio version.