Kids’ Songs

In addition to being a child psychologist, school consultant, and lecturer, Don MacMannis, (Dr. Mac) is also an award-winning singer, songwriter and producer specializing in creative projects for young children. He was the music director and songwriter for the PBS hit series, Jay Jay the Jet Plane, and has won numerous awards for his songwriting and production talents.

Below is a list of Don’s fun, award-winning songs (for 4 to 8-year-olds) that provide concepts and tools that go along with the 10 Keys.

Visit the links below for free downloads with lyrics, coloring and activity pages for each album. The Happy Kids Songs website also features a Free Song of the Month.

Key #1 Talking and Listening: Talk It Out, At the Same Time

Key #2 Expressing Feelings:  Let ‘Em Out, Big Kids Know How to CryCD covers tog.

Key #3 Adapting to Change:  Bye Bye Bully, Let Me Play Too

Key #4 Sharing Time Together:  Together, Sharing Friends

Key #5 Who’s in Charge?:  We’re the Chorus, Give It Back

Key #6 Closeness and Distance:  Better Together, Who Knows What’s a Kudo?

Key #7 Accepting Differences:  The Golden Rule, Six Little Kids

Key #8 Seeing the Positive:  Shake It Out and Dance, Be Good to Yourself

Key #9 Effective Problem-solving:  Follow and Lead, The Gift of Giving

Key #10 Parenting Together: It’s About a Sunrise, Practice

To go along with those albums, Don created a 125-page activity book that includes the lyrics, coloring pages, as well as a hundred lessons and activities for parent and teachers to shareHKS-Workbook3D with kids.

An excellent way to have fun at home and further enhance learning, this workbook has 3-5 additional activities for each of the 40 Happy Kids Songs. It includes all of the eight album themes, with 8 ½ x 11″ reproducible master copies of the kids’ activity pages. Activities include arts and crafts, movement, drama, and games and are provided across the span of ages 4-8.

“…a wonderful, beautifully produced project. We’re impressed with the excellent kid singers, arrangements, songs and production. You’ve done that VERY challenging thing of giving positive messages in a non-preachy way and we know that’s no easy job.”

–Cathy Fink, Children’s Music Grammy winner