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Thursday, January 22, 2015

How it all 
Heidie Sharpe-

My goal is to entertain and educate pre K to 2nd graders with a focus on self-esteem and self-respect.  The CanDos were born out of a desire to teach kids that they Can Do whatever they put their minds to. 

I was a child that survived 2 divorces and found myself on my own at age 17, I put myself through community college in Los Angeles and then went to work.  I started at the bottom and worked my way up through the ranks to one day run and own my business. 

After seeing The Secret on Oprah in 2007, I sat down and made a list of the things I wanted in my life and ended up opening The Connection Performing Arts Center in a small town in Western Washington.   Just two short years after opening the center we were crowned The United States Hip Hop Junior Division Champions. That lead us to appear on Season 6 of America’s Got Talent, where we made it all the way to the quarter finals as Sharon Osbourne’s “Wild Card”.   After appearing on the show many amazing opportunities  followed; such as movies, concerts, and commercials.  MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, Nike, Rachel Ray, We Day Seattle, U.S.A. Varsity Champions in 2013 and dancing for Oprah on her “Life I Want Tour”.

All of this success and the success of our young performers lead me to ask questions. What if what we did at the studio wasn’t a fluke, but a way to teach anyone that if they worked hard and believed, that anything was possible? What if we could reach the kids before they got to us and they arrived with that mentality?  How could I transfer the lessons I learned and applied at The Connection to a much younger demographic? 
That’s the day the CanDos were born!

This labor of love started in October 2010 and has become my passion.  I am so excited for this new adventure and sharing this message with the children of the world.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas with the CanDos!!! A Fun Holiday Adventure with the CanDos

Christmas with the CanDos!!! For a fun holiday adventure join the CanDo kids as they prepare for the holiday season!!!

This is a fun Preschool Entertainment Christmas Video. Celebrate Christmas with the CanDos.

The CanDos provide free learning videos for PreK-2nd graders. Teach your children to count and learn the alphabet the CanDo way. Songs and Music by the CanDos
Kids can sing, chant and learn along with our colorful catchy videos that teach the Numbers, ABC's, and Nursery Rhymes.


Saturday, November 23, 2013


Preschool Music Video, "Happy Thanksgiving From the CanDos!!!"
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, The CanDos are celebrating with Old Tom Turkey.  On this day of giving thanks we just wanted to let all of you know, just how thankful we are for you!  So we created a new video to show our appreciation! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Hope you all have a great day and maybe this year we can all skip the turkey... or maybe just Tom!!!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Preschool Education Learn all about the letter D

Preschool Education D is for Dinosaur, the letter D, this is the first installment of our “I CanDo my Alphabet” series.  This series is so much fun and I am looking forward to exploring the possibilities with the all of the letters and trying to come up with fresh and original ideas to keep all of you CanDos coming back for more.  Learning should be fun and we can help teach kids their letters and alphabet phonics, while engaging them with music and colorful characters. 

Cody loves the letter D! Find out what makes this letter so special to him.  Join us in celebrating all things D with our first episode of “I CanDo my Alphabet” and have a Deliciously Dandy Day!!!


Monday, November 11, 2013

Growing Up on a Diet of Disney and the Dr. on Sesame Street

Growing Up on a Diet of Disney and the Dr. on Sesame Street

Growing up on a diet of Disney, Dr. Seuss, and Sesame Street, I never truly understood how lucky I was, until of course I had my own kids.  I couldn’t wait to share the lyrics of my favorite Dr. Seuss books or the timeless talent of Jim Henson and Frank Oz teaching kids about the Letter J on Sesame Street, and of course one of my all time favorite Disney movies, The Jungle Book!

My collection of Disney DVD’s have their own closet, I can recite most Dr. Seuss books by heart and I can sing along with probably 90% of any Sesame Street song dated pre 2005.  I think that I am probably not alone in my complete and total adoration and gratitude to these great creators who have inspired generations and kept our toddlers entertained.

One of the things these great story tellers had in common was that they could take you on an incredible journey with fantastical characters that were still some how relatable.  The music was classic and the backdrop of the stories was always vibrant and inviting. I was so excited to share these adventures with my children and relive it all as an adult. 

Now my son is 14, my daughter will be graduating from High School in June and I have two girls in college.  We still all have movie night from time to time but the Disney nights are fewer and farther between.  I only read Dr. Seuss at High School Graduations and I never really see too much of Elmo these days. 
I have been busy building a business the past 6 years, of course with children.  The Connection Performing Arts Center.  It has kept me pretty busy and we started to experience some pretty incredible opportunities and success.   T.V. shows, movies, concerts and corporate jobs for the kids we were training.  I love what we have done and accomplished and that fact that it has lead me to discover a new passion and interest, The CanDos!!!

The CanDos were created to share my belief system with the children of the world.  A belief that you Can Do whatever you put your mind to.  It started as a simple concept to empower children and teach them to respect and accept each other.  It has grown into an amazing vehicle to educate and entertain preschoolers around the globe.  

I am blessed to have my sister in law and one of my best friends as my partner in this venture.  She has supported my craziness and encouraged me to share it with all of you. She has been by my side while we learned that puppets are not as easy as they look but definitely more fun than they look.  Tears of laughter over falling props and crazy shots have made this journey one to remember.

So thank you Dr. Seuss, thank you Walt Disney and thank you Sesame Street for years of entertainment, memories with my children and inspiring me to create something too!

Toddler Preschool Activities

Toddlers love the world of colors. Here are some coloring activities for toddlers that will help them improve their color sense. We have created printable toddler activities to help your child learn and have fun at the same time.  You can simply print out the coloring activitie pages and have your child to color the printed page.

Below are some other toddler coloring activities :
  • Object Painting
Draw any known object on a piece of paper and ask your children to color the object with the actual color. Like if you draw apple, ask your child to color it with red. Make him learn that apple is red and let him recognize the color red.
  • Finger Painting
Spread colored shaving cream on a piece of paper. And let them go.
  • Snow Painting
During winters or at the time of snow falling, Mix up some food color and water put it into spray bottles. Now let the snow be their canvas.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Learn the Continents with Professor Sharpe (Preschool Education can be Fun).

Preschool Education Can be fun,
Hello kids, Professor Sharpe here... Where exactly am I?
Three clues:

#1 I a...m on the Continent of Africa. 
#2 I am in the country of the Great Pyramids of Giza.
#3 I can see the Nile River! Where am I?