Alphabet Rockers‘ fans unite! Get ready to groove along with Kaitlin, Tommy and Stef in the video premiere for “Dynamite.” Based on the popular classic “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes,” “Dynamite” integrates positive messages aimed at invigorating kids’ minds with the notion that they have the power to be superstars. This live action video is filled with infectious energy directly capturing the spirit of the song, which was selected as a finalist in the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
This is one of our favorite Alphabet Rockers’ songs and the ridiculous amount of fun you are about to see in this video is exactly like being at one of their concerts…kids (and grown-ups) just gettin’ down!
In her interview for the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, founder Kaitlin McGaw explains “…We incorporated cross-body movements in the pre-chorus because it is the movement itself which activates brain activity and primes children for a more focused learning experience. The main themes of self-esteem and celebrating how each of us is a “body rockin’ superstar” were organic creations from singing to the groove. It’s incredible to see the message come to life on children’s faces when we play or perform it for them.”
Read a behind the scenes account of the “Dynamite” video shoot here.
Bonus: The Alphabet Rockers are offering a FREE download of “Dynamite” which is available via the Bandcamp widget below.
Be a part of the Alphabet Rockers’ fan club through their official site and stay tuned for updates on their upcoming web series which will feature facts about healthy food, writing confidence, and bullying-prevention messages for kids ages 4-8.
Teaching Resources: The Alphabet Rockers believe in mixing educational messages with fun. They have a myriad of resources for teachers, one of which includes a nutritional food activity (based on their song “Food Calculator”). Download activity sheets and learn how to incorporate this into your classroom here.
Kindiecomm featured performers: Also making it’s premiere is Kindiecomm, a new family music conference for musicians and related industry folks, and the Alphabet Rockers were selected as featured performers for the Kindiecomm Industry Showcase! This is definitely something I’m looking forward to!