Phillip and I write all of the songs together. I am a stickler that there be actual teaching in the song. It is all too easy to write and produce a song that sounds good and is fun for kids to hear, but leave out the fact that teachers and mommies and teaching daddies want a product that will be fun and educational.
Case in point: originally the chorus of this song was:
"Life cycle of a frog you know, round and round the life cycle goes." (repeat)
Well that's good, but the teacher in me screams, "NOT GOOD ENOUGH!!!" (not literal screams)
So he and I played around with the words until we stumbled upon:
"Life cycle of a frog, you know
from a pile of eggs to a little tadpole
life cycle of a frog, you know
from a froglet to a big frog he grows"
Then the teacher in me was hap hap happy because were able to name the four stages that the frog goes through all in the chorus just like we did with The Life Cycle of the Butterfly.
I also love the line that says, "Like a true amphibian, he'll soon have two homes"
If you can't tell, I am very proud of this song!
Please listen and if you like it, give us a thumbs up and if you haven't yet, SUBSCRIBE!