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.
My brand new clip starring Lydia, Lachie and Avilon. Getting out and about on our peddled powered machines. Hope you enjoy
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
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.
Tanya Denning-Orman is station Manager for NITV, Australia’s premier Indigenous network.
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.
‘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.
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.
CONSTRUCTION TOYS DECONSTRUCTED.
None of us have the time for me to sit and list the benefits of construction, but trust and believe me when I say…CONSTRUCTION RULES. From maths and science, social and emotional, problem solving, confidence, trial and error, and pure enjoyment, there are few activities and events that rival the excitement in a child when this stuff is thrown out on a matt. There are approximately a billion brilliant toys to choose from but here I have listed 5 of the ones I personally have seen kids lose there cool over.
Side note: I have left lego out of this list intentionally. Hey, there’s a movie about the stuff. Me thinks they be doin’ fine without my endorsement.