When we think of childrens television, we think of Peppa Pig, Play School and Thomas the Tank Engine, but its hard to imagine that somewhere in the suburbs, in a darkened room with their head in their hands, is a struggling soul trying desperately to come up with new characters, dialogue and scenarios to cater for the ever demanding mind of a child.
We are all familiar with the scenario. Sneaking into Daycare before pickup. Finding a small out of the way hiding spot and sitting and watching your child play. Unnoticed and uninterrupted, in their own environment. A small moment of parental observational doting.
As a pre-school teacher you’re often privy to some pretty unique conversations
One particularly enlightening conversation I found myself in was with some of my 4 year olds as they discussed families, or more importantly, what made up a family.
A spark was lit and the “Family Song” was conceived.
I put out a request to friends, fans and family: ‘Please film your family with your mobile phone and send me the clip’.
Many months later, and with the help of many people, a music video clip was compiled from family footage from all four corners of the globe.
Its about everything I could of hoped it would be, and what’s better, I think we’ve all done a good job representing those kids who may sometimes have to look a little wider to find representation.
And to be totally honest (if I have to) it was sort of the point of the song in the first place.
So please take a moment to sit down with your family and enjoy the fruits of many peoples labour.
From Freetown to London, New York to Redfern … this is “The Family Song” … hope you dig it.
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What is it?
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