It’s as easy as abc – introducing your kids to music

March 14, 2016 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Music 101

Watching a child’s emerging appreciation for music is pretty special if you are lucky enough to witness it. Singing, dancing, moving, all little steps in the awakening of the musical tornado inside thats waiting patiently (but completley impatiently) to get out, culminating, eventually, in early morning raves and dance parties, while us parents sit at home sweating it out for their safe return several days later.

We can’t stop it from happening, and why on earth would we?

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Meet The Don, Children Entertainments Very Own Godfather.

July 27, 2015 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: BENNY'S Favourites, Podcasts

It is a rare few who can sustain a career in entertainment spanning almost 4 decades. It is an even rarer few that can do it in the world of children’s entertainment.

Don Spencer is one such man.

Here he sheds some light on his career, his accidental presidency over his very own charity, Australian Children’s Music Foundation, and why Jeremy Irons, never quite had what it took

Is Don, is good




July 21, 2015 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Kids Talk, Original Videos, Parent Stuff

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.



If You’re Not Looking At Me

0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Original Videos

‘If You’re Not Looking At Me’  from the forth-coming Benny Time album ‘What a Beautiful day’.

Filmed with the help of my friends – Natalia, Julian and Noam – we hope its just what the doctor ordered.

Did someone say jump?

Don’t mind if I do….

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First Nation celebration. Our Kids are in good hands

June 25, 2015 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: BENNY'S Favourites, Podcasts

Tanya Orman


Tanya Denning-Orman is station Manager for NITV, Australia’s premier Indigenous network.

In this interview she talks about Jarjums, NITV’s children’s programming, its success, its future and its battles, not to mention the greatest show ever made, Move It Mob Style

With first nation content from around the globe, Jarjums is a breath of fresh air in the share house of children’s content and in just two short years has created and continues to create, programming worthy of all its accolades and adoration.

From instructional Hip Hop to plasticine people, Jarjums has got you covered thanks to Tanya.



June 15, 2015 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Books books books

‘Books books books, everywhere you look” – Justine Clarke

She’s right you know, there are books everywhere you look and being able to decipher the good from exceedingly average takes persistence and practice. However, if you’re a parent, chances are you lack time for either.

So I’ve fast tracked the hard work and am giving you my ULTIMATE hints in buying good books

Drum roll please…

1) Super Markets are good for food.

super market

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From Presidents of the USA to king of the baby faced, chris ballew continues to rule

June 9, 2015 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: BENNY'S Favourites, Podcasts

Caspar Babypants

Caspar Babypants

Chris Ballew is probably better known to most as the front man for tongue in cheek rockers, Presidents of the United States of America.

However, to a growing fan base of miniature adults, he is known only as Caspar Babypants, the mad capped purveyor of timeless tunes such as Stompy the Bear, Mr Rabbit Mr Rabbit and The tree stump hotel.

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