Red Grammer

Red Grammer

Red Grammer has spent his career creating award-winning recordings full of songs that support the best in each of us. Songs like “See Me Beautiful”, “The ABC’s of You”, and “I Think You’re Wonderful” are perennial favorites in Character Education programs throughout North America. In 2005 Red became the first recording artist to receive a Grammy nomination for a Character-themed recording. On ‘Bebop Your Best! Music to Build Character By’, Red brings Truthfulness, Responsibility, Kindness, Integrity, Gratitude, Citizenship, and more vividly to life with humor, wit, feistiness, and irresistible charm.

Thoughtful, well-written songs offer a powerful way to open up kids’ hearts and minds to the foundations of good character. Once the words and melody find their way into a child’s heart they have a way of popping up at just the right moment. For this reason there is little that excites Red Grammer more than walking down a school hallway and hearing a class singing…

Do the right thing, cause it’s the right thing to do
Even when you know nobody’s watching you
Everyone should do it, a kid or a king
Cause when you’ve got integrity you do the right thing
from “Integrity” on ‘Bebop Your Best’

Below you can see Red’s “character” related songs by album and theme. Click on the album title to purchase the CD. Some song titles link to activity lessons for that song.

Bebop Your Best! 2005 Grammy nominee
“Best Musical Recording for Children”

Bebop Your Best — Excellence, Self Knowledge (Kids love this song!)
Truthfulness(Bluegrass tinged whirlwind)
Responsibility (“Music Man” like song)
Fairness (Doo wop tune!)
Trustworthiness(Tender expression of the power of trustworthiness)
Perseverance(Drives home the power of perseverance)
Kindness (Great new take on kindness! Kids love it!)
Caring and Compassion(Beautiful song that captures the essence of caring and compassion)
Gratitude (Rock out with gratitude, wacky and wonderful!)
Citizenship (Fun Souza-like march)
Respect (Swing your way to respect)
Integrity(This is a kid favorite!)
Patience(Swing tune with great participation)
Listen To Your Heart — Celebration of Virtues, Self Knowledge (Powerhouse tune!)

Teaching Peace

“One of the top five children’s recordings of all time” All Music Guide
Parents’ Choice “Classic” Award

Teaching Peace — Peacemaking, World Citizenship (This is a joyful march!)
Say Hi! — Openness, Friendliness (Helps kids learn to reach out. Great for shy children)
I Think You’re Wonderful — Kindness (Impossible not to sing with, sets a great classroom tone)
Rapp Song — Openness, Acceptance (Hello in many languages, this song rocks! Kids love it!)
Hooray For the World — Gratitude, Joy (A Great sing along “thank you” to the world)
With Two Wings — Cooperation, Equality of Women and Men (Country flavored favorite)
Use A Word — Self Control, Responsibility (“Use A Word” becomes a classroom catch phrase)
See Me Beautiful — Kindness, Discernment (Powerful, touching song used around the world)
Shake Your Brains — Perseverance, Creativity, Self Control (Playful song about problem-solving)
Listen — Oneness (An anthem to our common humanity, a favorite of older children)

Hello World

Parents’ Choice Gold Award, USA Today ‘Kidpick’

Hello World — Gratitude (A celebration of life on planet earth, great sing along with sign language)
We’re All In This Together — Cooperation (Jazzy tour de force!)
On The Day You Were Born — Honoring, Appreciation (Fan Favorite, birthday song!)
When I Get A Feeling — Self Awareness (Great place to start talking about feelings)
Digging For Diamonds — Self Respect, Self Knowledge (Discovering the gifts within us)
We’re Rich — Oneness (Swing tune that celebrates the richness of diversity in all areas of life)
I Want You To Listen — Respect (Encourages listening skills)
Shining Eyes — Appreciation (Celebration of the magnificent of each of us)

Down The Do Re Mi

Parents’ Choice Gold Award

ABC’s of You — Celebration of Virtues, Appreciation (The kids love to learn this for themselves!)
Place in the Choir — Oneness (Playful sing along about acceptance, oneness of us all. Irresistible!)
Me and the Morning — Quietude (A magical song that evokes the special spirit of early morning)
Land of the Silver Birch — Beauty of Nature (Traditional song with amazing arrangement)
Two Hands, Four Hands — Responsibility, Cleanliness (Rousing “work” song)
Musical Animal — Perseverence (Funny song about learning musical instruments)
Brothers and Sisters — Oneness (Breathtaking celebration of the human family)

Red Grammer’s Favorite SingAlong Songs

Early Childhood News Directors Choice Award

Grand Old Flag — Citizenship (Rousing standard)
This Land Is Your Land — Citizenship (Red’s version of this iconic song)
America — Citizenship (The perfect patriotic song!)
Simple Gifts — Self awareness (Graceful song of inner peace)

Can You Sound Just Like Me

Lucky — Appreciation, Gratitude (A sweet expression of love and appreciation)
It’s Another Beautiful Morning — Joy, Gratitude (Starting the morning with an hello and a smile)
I Love To See You Smiling — Appreciation, Love (An ode to the magic of children)

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Appreciations for "Bebop Your Best!"

“Red Grammer is probably the only leading kids performer who has the conviction, spunk, and sheer talent to pull off an album built completely on character. If you think ‘truthfulness’, ‘responsibility’, ‘citizenship’, and ‘integrity’ sound like a real snore… think again.”
Jim Davis, creator of ‘Garfield’

“Wow! There has never been anything like ‘Bebop Your Best’ in the Character Education world before. Powerful, funny, moving — each song is a lighthouse guiding us on our way. Hooray for Red Grammer!”
Dr. Michele Borba, Character Educator and author of Building Moral Intelligence

“‘Bebop Your Best!’ is one of the most dynamic, lively, enjoyable, and beautifully orchestrated albums of children's music on character building ever!! It is ideal for home or classroom. Young children will literally be moved as they dance and sing along while being invited to bring their own virtues to life. Red has done it again!”
Linda Kavelin Popov, Founder, The Virtues Project

“Red has incorporated the building of character into music that kid’s will love.”
Father Steve Boes, Executive Director, Girls and Boys Town

The Sharing Song

The Please and Thank You Song

 

NAEYC Lessons

Lessons and Activities from the National Association of Educators of Young Children Conference

 

Red Day: Teacher's Booklet

Download the classroom ideas:
Classroom Ideas Booklet
and its actual-size animal patterns
Classroom Patterns.
These are both printable PDF files.

Many teachers have asked for the sign language for the songs Hello World! and On The Day You Were Born. Those can be seen on the new DVD/VHS, Hooray for the World!

Visit the online store or call 1-800-824-2980 to order.

“Red Grammer is probably the only leading kids performer who has the conviction, spunk, and sheer talent to pull off an album built completely on character. If you think ‘truthfulness’, ‘responsibility’, ‘citizenship’, and ‘integrity’ sound like a real snore… think again.”
Jim Davis, creator of ‘Garfield’

“Wow! There has never been anything like ‘Bebop Your Best’ in the Character Education world before. Powerful, funny, moving — each song is a lighthouse guiding us on our way. Hooray for Red Grammer!”
Dr. Michele Borba, Character Educator and author of Building Moral Intelligence

“‘Bebop Your Best!’ is one of the most dynamic, lively, enjoyable, and beautifully orchestrated albums of children's music on character building ever!! It is ideal for home or classroom. Young children will literally be moved as they dance and sing along while being invited to bring their own virtues to life. Red has done it again!”
Linda Kavelin Popov, Founder, The Virtues Project

“Red has incorporated the building of character into music that kid’s will love.”
Father Steve Boes, Executive Director, Girls and Boys Town