This is a song about the classic Little Engine that Could children's story. "I Think I Can" is about a train, Little Train, that needs help getting over a mountain while pulling a load of toys for lots of children in a nearby town. Little Train asks for help, but none of the trains want to help her, until she meets Little Blue. Little Blue thinks it may be too difficult of a challenge to pull Little Train and her cars over the mountain, but decides to think positively and believe in herself. She says over and over "I think I can, I think I can" and imagines herself successfully pulling the the Little Train and all of the cars filled with toys over the mountain. It worked! And she actually did succeed. The boys and girls were so happy to see them pull into the station and had fun playing with their new toys. Little Blue goes on to tell the boys and girls that they too can do anything they set their mind to! If you think you can, you can! You can too!
Debbie and Friends
Children's entertainer Debbie Cavalier of Debbie and Friends uses original songs to tell stories that children know and love.
Debbie has been making music with kids for over 20 years. She has worked with some of the world's greatest icons in children's music entertainment and education throughout her music publishing tenure. These pillars of children's music include Shari Lewis, Buffalo Bob Smith of Howdy Doody, and Sesame Street-famed music teacher, Bob McGrath. Their influence on her songwriting and her creative approach to sharing music with children is evident.
Debbie studied music and music education at Berklee College of Music, where she is now the Vice President of Online Learning and Continuing Education. She was a classroom music teacher for many years and brings that experience to every performance.
Debbie's songs are engaging, interactive, fun, and educational. Her songs include lots of singing and dancing for children, parents, and teachers alike. Many say that Debbie and Friends' songs are all about making music together and having a great time!
Debbie and Friends' has won 18 National Awards.