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The Curious Kids' Guide is new web series that aims to answer the questions many young children have in ways that they can understand and enjoy. We do this by identifying a child's natural curiosity. Clouds are amazing to children, we use this amazement to explain the important concept of the water cycle.

The water we use every day has gone around and around in what is known as the water cycle. This cycle includes evaporation, condensation and precipitation. In the first episode children will learn all about this and what clouds are and how they play such an important part in the cycle.

We are holding an art contest, the best pictures of clouds will be featured on the show and T-Shirts will be sent to the children who made them along with a certificate. Thank you in advance for any support you can provide in sharing this video and please don't forget to subscribe!

The Three Little Pigs http://youtu.be/oD4EbDeyF14

The Three Little Pigs is a fairy tale featuring pigs who build three houses of straw, sticks and bricks. A big bad wolf is able to blow down the first two pigs' houses, but is unable to blow down the third brick house. There are printed versions of the story as early as the 1840s, but the story itself is much older.

The best version of the story is the 1933 Disney cartoon, part of the Silly Symphony series. The characters were named Fifer Pig, Fiddler Pig, and Practical Pig. The first two are depicted as care free where as the third pig was depicted as a wise. The story has been softened in the sense that the first two pigs managed to escape being eaten after their houses were blown down. Also, the Big Bad Wolf is not boiled but simply burns his bottom and escapes. The story was an immense success and there were three sequels that followed in 1934, 1936 and 1939.

Many years later in 2001 The Three Little Pigs were reinvented for the animated movie 'Shrek'. In this version of the tale the Big Bad Wolf is friends with the pigs as the traditional fairy tale plots are turned on their heads.

Narrated by Gina Tonnis
Special thanks to Anime Studio for the great improvements in version 11 and the amazing content library which I made use of in this video.

Hickory Dickory Dock http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mhzZRa3FZs

Thanks to Marri Nallos for some amazing singing.

The earliest recorded version of the rhyme is in Tommy Thumb's Pretty Song Book, published in London around 1744, which uses the opening line: 'Hickere, Dickere Dock'.

The next recorded version in Mother Goose's Melody (c. 1765), uses 'Dickery, Dickery Dock'.

The rhyme is thought by some commentators to have originated as a counting-out rhyme.

Some reports claim that the rhyme was written by Oliver Goldsmith, in Dublin for a volume of nursery rhymes he was collecting.

As with many other nursery rhymes, there are two substantially different melodies, one associated with Great Britain and the other with North America.

"The Story of the Three Bears" (sometimes known as "The Three Bears", "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" or, simply, "Goldilocks") is a fairy tale first recorded in narrative form by British author and poet Robert Southey, and first published anonymously in a volume of his writings in 1837. The same year, British writer George Nicol published a version in rhyme based upon Southey's prose tale, with Southey approving the attempt to bring the story more exposure. Both versions tell of three bears and an old woman who trespasses upon their property.

"The Story of the Three Bears" was in circulation before the publication of Southey's 1837 version. In 1831, for example, Eleanor Mure fashioned a handmade booklet about the three bears for her nephew's birthday, and, in 1813, Southey was telling the story to friends. In 1894, "Scrapefoot", a tale with a fox as antagonist which bears striking similarities to Southey's story, was uncovered by the folklorist Joseph Jacobs and may predate Southey's version in the oral tradition. Southey possibly heard "Scrapefoot", and confused its "vixen" with a synonym for a crafty old woman. Some maintain however that the old woman was Southey's invention.

"The Story of the Three Bears" experienced two significant changes during its early publication history. Southey's intrusive old woman became an intrusive little girl in 1849, who was given various names referring to her hair until Goldilocks was settled upon in the early 20th century. Southey's three bachelor bears evolved into Father, Mother, and Baby Bear over the course of several years. What was originally a fearsome oral tale became a cozy family story with only a hint of menace. The story has elicited various interpretations and has been adapted to film, opera, and other media. "The Story of the Three Bears" is one of the most popular fairy tales in the English language.

Thanks again to Gina Tonnis for the fantastic job she did reading this.

The Letter A Song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfpagS_fcaQ

The Letter A Song is an original song for Little Rockstar and the first of the new alphabet videos.

It stars Dr Puppet from http://www.hdflatbeats.com/

Marri Nallos was also involved as the letter A singer. A big thanks to them both.

A video to help young children learn about germs and the benefits of washing their hands before eating.

Hopefully it has just enough information to inform young children on the subject of germs without confusing them.

As some of you may know I'm working towards building a web series that will have a range of preschool content. This is intended to be one segment along with the nursery rhymes and fairy tales.

Thanks to Gina Tonnis and her boys for the hand washing song and helping with the script.
Also a big thanks to Chloe for a fantastic voiceover.

The cartoon girl character is Lindsey from Cartoon Solutions.

Silent Night http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMLj-UD5wC4

My all time favorite Christmas Carol, there's something about Silent Night that makes me feel good inside whenever I hear it. A big thanks goes to Marri Nallos for her amazing singing.

Silent Night was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818 at the St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf bei Salzburg. The small town on the Salzach river, part of the former Archbishopric of Salzburg, had just passed to Austria in 1816. The young priest Father Joseph Mohr had come to Oberndorf the year before, he had already written the lyrics of the song "Stille Nacht" in 1816 at Mariapfarr, the hometown of his father in the Salzburg Lungau region, where he had worked as a coadjutor.

The melody was composed by Franz Xaver Gruber, schoolmaster and organist in the nearby village of Arnsdorf. Before Christmas Eve, Mohr brought the words to Gruber and asked him to compose a melody and guitar accompaniment for the church service. Both performed the carol during the mass on the night of December 24.

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0Ts9-0Rspw

"A Visit from St. Nicholas", also known as "The Night Before Christmas" and "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" from its first line, is a poem first published anonymously in 1823 and generally attributed to Clement Clarke Moore, although the claim has also been made that it was written by Henry Livingston, Jr.

The poem, which has been called "arguably the best-known verses ever written by an American", is largely responsible for some of the conceptions of Santa Claus from the mid-nineteenth century to today. Prior to the poem, American ideas about St. Nicholas and other Christmastide visitors varied considerably.

Thanks to Gina Tonnis for a wonderfully read Christmas poem.

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Incy Wincy Spider http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAJynCIsNUg

This weeks nursery rhyme has more fantastic singing by Marri Nallos.

You may be surprised to learn that this song may come with any of several different names, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Eency Weency Spider, Inky Binky Spider, Inky Dinky Spider, Ipsy Wispy Spider, Ipsy Dipsy Spider. But I always remember calling it Incy Wincy Spider.

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The Little Red Hen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0f9c0lpxZQ

The Little Red Hen is an old folk tale, possibly of Russian origin. The story is often applied in teaching children the virtues of working. Another common name for this story is The Wise Little Hen.

Read by Gina Tonnis

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qwGJi4QBvA

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is a popular English Nursery Rhyme first published as a poem called The Star in 1806 by Jane Taylor. It is sung to the tune of the French melody "Ah vous dirai-je, maman", which was published in 1761 and later arranged by the famous composer Mozart.

An alternative version of the lyrics were famously used by Lewis Carroll in his 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. In this case the Mad Hatter recited the poem as Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat.

I'm very grateful to Mari Nallos for doing such an amazing job of singing this lullaby.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ-eZ9I23Z4

This is the first of a series of animated fairy tales on the Little Rockstar channel.

The voice you will hear belongs to the wonderful Gina Tonnis who has also been helping me adapt these traditional stories for YouTube.

I hope your children have enjoyed this and I would love to get feedback in the comments.

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All the best
Ray

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This is Alaina Vahey age 4 working on the tinygrads letter 'A' printout page.

This page and many others are free from tinygrads.com

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Bingo Was His Name-O http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hWcv6fGe9w

I've found the most amazing singer who has agreed to sing in Little Rockstar videos. Her name is Marri Nallos and I'm sure once you listen to her sing you will agree that she has an incredible voice. She's already working on some other nursery rhymes so you can expect to hear more from her in the near future.

"Bingo", is one children's song where I couldn't find out much information about its origin. If you happen to know some details then I would love it if you would share them with me.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
B-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-I-N-G-O
(clap)-I-N-G-O
(clap)-I-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-N-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-N-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-O
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-O
And Bingo was his name-o.

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
And Bingo was his name-o.

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