Top tip - do fewer songs more often

by Doug Horley
Posted at 10:01am on 18th March 2013

It takes time for children to learn actions and the first time I do an action song with them they sometimes don’t sing. If you sing the song a few times over a period of weeks they’ll get to know the song and will start singing along. When you hear them, encourage them by saying “that sounds great boys and girls, can you sing a bit louder?” It’s amazing how effective that is!

Doug Horley (Duggie Dug Dug) has a national and international ministry working with children and families and song writing, and his songs have been used by churches across the planet!  He and his wife Belinda and their team travel the UK and many other countries running family concerts, all-age services and training children's workers. 

Doug is a recording artist signed to Elevation Music and has recorded numerous CDs and DVDs and written a number of books.  As well as being involved with running children's events at Spring Harvest for many years, he and Belinda have run large events for many organisations including The Luis Palau Organisation, The Billy Graham Evangelistic Organisation, Christ For All Nations and The Salvation Army.  They live in Epsom, Surrey and have 2 grown-up children and a large number of fish!