Benny is equal part's singer, songwriter, performer, early childhood educator & a proud Dad too. Through his music, both recorded & live, Benny is all about creating an environment for kids to simply have fun. Through his blog he'll be sharing exclusive content - podcasts with influential community figures, kids music & book reviews, funny videos, guitar lessons and more.
In this episode of Parent time, I chat with the award winning Laura, Mim and Michael Beanie as they let us in on their process, their plans and why eggs are the obvious choice. So settle in and discover the world and work of this extraordinary trio of young people as they set about making their mark on Australia’s children’s music scene.
So, at the beginning of the year I worked on a show for screentime and network ten about children in a day care setting entitled ‘the secret life of four year olds’. The show is set in a daycare environment with two teachers one of which is me. It’s based on a UK show and goes to air, This Monday, the 12th of November and I get to play a bunch of guitar on it and generally be teachering about.
For the month of September I will be raising money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. All donors will go in the running to win the biggest kids entertainment prize pack ever, including Justine Clarke, Peter Combe, Lah Lah’s big live band and Teeny Tiny Stevies. Plus many more prizes over the month. For your chance to help out and go in the running just follow the link and donate $10 or more. Thanks for your support.
Andy Walker, the man behind the furry ears, speaks at length about his project Bunny Racket, the string of extraordinary musicians who have leant their skills and how amidst all this talent, he still feels like King Bunny.
How do you find the words to explain what’s happened in London to your kids? Tina Harris, otherwise known as Lah Lah from Lah Lah’s Big Live Band, and Benny Thatcher from Bennytime join Shevonne in the studio to talk about how they approach it, with ideas sparking from an article written in the UK.
They also debate whether they share money with their other half after a recent SMH article written by Polly Dunning, how they accommodate children with special needs in their musical performances and where they place their needs in comparison to their family (after Kristen Toovey’s awesome blog for Kinderling). They end the conversation with a rendition of the lullaby they sing (or sang) to their children.
In this special holiday episode of The Parent Panel, musicians Angie Whoand BennyTime put down their instruments to dive into how the week has fared for grown ups with little people. With host ShevonneHunt the panel discussed, analysed, and used their worldly parental wisdom to answer the following questions and ruminate, debate and cackle their way through their answers.
No Stone is left unturned when in the hands of the deftly talented Luke Escombe’s fruit and veg parody, The vegetable Plot. A world where vegetables are more than simply things found in the ground, but rather, exciting, intelligent beings, inviting and enticing us to be a part of their goodness.
In this in-depth interview Luke talks openly about how he came to write such a unique tale, and the impact the project has had on his life, and his health. From avocados, to rocket lettuce, Luke’s given them all a voice, and they’re using it.