Sunday, May 28, 2017

The CanDo Kids Radio Show on Rainier Valley Radio

The CanDos  Kids are on the Radio!!!            
Tune in to and listen to
our 8th Episode
Featuring PoBoxx Leapai as the Barber and Cherry O'Neill as Nana in the BedTimeTale "Scared to get a Haircut"
The kids sing about the letters N and J and have a dance party, while Professor Sharpe is in the Caribbean city of Kingston, do you know where he is?

Monday, April 10, 2017

Lottie Dottie Dee Video is coming soon!!!

Happy Monday Everyone!!! Just a quick note to let you know that a song from Ellie the Elephant "Lottie Dottie Dee" has it's own Video now!!! Coming soon. Check back or go to our Youtube page at:

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Easter is Here!!!

Check out the latest Video from the CanDos!  Tra LaLaLa Easter is Here!!! This cute little Easter song features the vocal talent of Haben Abraham as Candy CanDo and HJ Sharpe as Cody CanDo. Have fun singing along with your children on Easter

The CanDos are teaching Preschool Education and Entertainment through Music. Learning can be fun!!!

Sing along!!!

TraLalalalalalala Easter is here,
Tra lala, lala, give an Easter Cheer!
Hip Hop Hooray it's Easter Day,
Hip Hop Hooray, Hip Hop Hooray, Hooray!
We paint some eggs the night before and leave them for the bunny.
He comes into our house very early Easter morning.
He hides the eggs and basket and adds a little treat.
I like to find my basket and lots of sweet stuff too!
TraLalalalalalala Easter is here,
Tra lala, lala, give an Easter Cheer.
Hip Hop Hooray it's Easter Day,
Hip Hop Hooray, Hip Hop Hooray, Hooray!
One year I found a great big chocolate Easter Bunny.
I like to eat the ears for chocolate ears are really yummy.
Candy likes to bite it's toes before she eats the ears.
We have the same debate every single Easter year.
TraLalalalalalala, Easter is here.
Tra lala, lala, give an Easter Cheer.
Hip Hop Hooray it's Easter Day.
Hip Hop Hooray Hip Hop Hooray, Hooray!
Jelly beans and chocolate eggs are my favorite things.
I like to find my basket and see what the bunny brings.
I always get some bubbles and some silly putty.
One time I found an Easter egg and inside was some money.
TraLalalalalalala, Easter is here,
Tra lala, lala give an Easter Cheer.
Hip Hop Hooray, it's Easter Day, Hip Hop Hooray, Hip Hop Hooray. Hooray!

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

The McGrews, a family affair.

A few months back as I was working on the CanDos with my sister-in-law and partner in crime, we were grabbing some lunch and some how the subject of family history and ancestry came up. Billie’s heritage all but eludes me now, because as soon as she said she was Scottish and that she came from the clan called “The McGrews”, I couldn’t hear anything else.  I started to bombard her with all kinds of questions. This was the most I could get from her in a condensed version.

“The McGrews were from Scotland and they were so rowdy that they weren’t allowed to walk through town in a pack. They were eventually kicked out of Scotland and sent packing to Ireland.”

So this Bedtime Tale is dedicated to Billie and her mother Sally.

The moral of “The McGrews” is that we might all be different but that there is a place for everyone, with a quick rewrite of history and a little help from a sea monster named Nessie, the towns people learn to respect and accept the McGrews and they all live happily every after by the Bonnie Lochness.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The CanDos Kids Radio Show on Rainier Valley Radio

Hey CanDos!  We have some exciting news,
We’re on the radio, The CanDo Kids Radio Show on Rainier Valley Radio!

It's official!! We are honored to be a part of this new community station and we are excited to bring free early education to the children of the Rainier Valley in Seattle, Washington and to the children of the world by live streaming on www.RainierValleyRadio.World.

Candy and Cody take over the station for a half an hour variety show that features the ABC’s and 123’s, Music, Math, Geography, Letters, Numbers, Stories too, we’re the CanDos!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Our first official review!!
Thank you Mr. Edwards💜💗💙💚
Ellie the Elephant: An Enchanting, Encouraging Audiobook
Ellie The Elephant, is a delightful story that not only entertains but has an important life lesson for listeners of all ages.
This bedtime tale, the second in a series of stories with moral from Heidie Stanton-Sharpe’s The CanDoPuppet Company recounts the tale of Ellie the Elephant as she searches through Paris for her lost pink beret. Ellie’s adventure is augmented with a catchy, singable tune that recounts the action. Each stanza represents a stop where Ellie makes new friends and acquires new, colorful gifts. Sadly, however, none of them are the beloved pink beret, which eludes her through the end of the story.
While this may sound like a disappointing end for a children’s tale, Ellie’s story ultimately provides an unexpected twist and an important, even sophisticated life-lesson about appreciating all you have instead of focusing on what you don’t. Ellie culminates with the song,“Attitude of Gratitude” which delivers the story’s lessen. Some listeners will recognize Haben Abraham, the sweetheart of America’s Got Talent, season 4, as the voice of Ellie.
A charming and positive counterpoint to superheroes and transforming robots, Ellie the Elephant isn't just a tale parents can feel good about sharing with their children, it’s one they’ll find themselves singing along with, too!
Ellie The Elephant is available from the Can-Do Shop at the
John Edwards is a freelance writer and father of three living in the Bay Area. He has written animation and children’s books for Warner Bros. and Walt Disney.. His original children’s book, The Tryceratops, was published in 2015.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Okay CanDos, it's here!!!!!!!!!

"ELLIE THE ELEPHANT" is available for purchase!!!

It's a sunny spring time day in Paris and Ellie is out for a walk when she loses her new pink beret.  Follow Ellie on her adventures, as she learns an important lesson about letting go and being grateful.

This audio book has three original songs performed by America's sweetheart Haben Abraham.

Order yours today and help us continue to provide free early education to the next generation.

Featuring the catchy single "ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE"

To hear samples visit us on ITunes under The CanDos in the song section.
Attitude of Gratitude (feat. Haben Abraham) - Single by The CanDos

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The CanDos Bring A Book To Life Tour 2016

We kicked off our Bring A Book To Life Tour on January 16th at Mukilteo Elementary.  It was our first public reading of our very first bedtime tale “The Tree that I Am”.  We arrived ready to read for 3 classrooms and ended up reading to 6 different rooms with an invitation to come back for the 3rd grade classes and the kindergartners, the following week.

I have to admit, I was a bit nervous about how the kids would react, if they would like the story or understand it.  If they would be too cool to enjoy the puppets or just plain not interested in Billie and I.  After all, this is a story that I have loved for years and it was my first time sharing it with the audience that it was create for.

As we sat down to read, it all fell into place, the music and sound of Candy’s voice coming through the speaker, watching her come to life as she read my words, seeing butterflies come off the page and the kids laughing and gasping as our book came to life.  It was priceless!

The atmosphere at Mukilteo Elementary and the community they are creating with the kids there is so positive and respectful.  They teach the kids 7 habits that are aligned with our values and beliefs about raising and nurturing children and we are excited to create a partnership with this school that will last for years to come.

Thank you to the Dean and Staff for allowing us to share our story.  It was the most humbling and rewarding experience.  The feedback was overwhelmingly positive and we can’t wait to return and share our CanDo message.

Hj Sharpe

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Announcing our second cast member!!!




Cherry O'Neill is the voice of Nana CanDo!!!!

As the oldest daughter of the legendary crooner Pat Boone, Cherry grew up singing and performing with her sisters. In the 1970's, The Boone sisters released several albums and reached the billboard charts twice. Her family also appeared in numerous variety TV shows and holiday specials, including 4 ABC Pat Boone Family specials in the late 70's. Cherry is an accomplished author, with a book on the NY Times bestseller list in the early 80's, appeared as an on-air host of the Seattle Easter Seal Telethon for 15 years, and is a talented creator. If you're lucky, you can see her perform live on the Seattle-Eastside theater scene. We are blessed to announce Cherry's addition to our cast as our magical, no nonsensical, Nana. Please help us welcome Cherry to the cast as Clara CanDo!!!

Visit Cherry's youtube page to learn more about her
Or go to Wikipedia page and read all about her

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

CanDo casting is almost complete!!!

CanDo casting is almost complete!!!

To celebrate we are officially announcing our cast!!

Stay tuned to see who is coming to The CanDos!!!

Haben Abraham is the voice of Candy CanDo.

Haben is the youngest of the EriAm Sisters.  The group gained fame in 2009 when they appeared on America’s Got Talent, Pierce Morgan called them the future and the next Destiny’s Child.  At the age of 12, Haben wrote a song called “Diary” that was never released however after it was leaked, it made it to number one on Hot Radio 105.7 Atlanta for 5 consecutive weeks.  Recently appearing along side her sisters and David Foster performing for the Foster Foundation, Haben is traveling the world and living her dream.  We are blessed to have such an amazing talent starring as our little sweetheart Candy CanDo.