Thursday, March 11, 2010

Milkshake in New York

I've been following Milkshake somewhat closely on this blog since they released Great Day and I got in touch with the band a few months ago. Now I've just learned that for the first time since they released that album--that got nominated for a Grammy, by the way--they'll be playing in New York. They'll be at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza (just east of Union Square) on April 17. The show's at 10 a.m., which is one great advantage of preschool bands over the traditional variety (and they rock just as hard). Tickets ($20) are at Live Nation and more information's available at In fact, the whole House of Kids initiative, which you can read about there, is pretty cool.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

New Book on Preschool TV

In my KidScreen '10 summary I mentioned the ning social networking site Children and Media Professionals that was started several months ago by David Kleeman. It has great potential for professionals to find out about, support, and collaborate on each other's work, and this morning I received a message to illustrate this. Jeanette Steemers let us all know that she's just published a new book entitled Creating Preschool Television: A Story of Commerce, Creativity and Curriculum with Palgrave Macmillan. I've just skimmed over the promotional material but it looks like another great resource on children's television, which isn't a backwater industry any more. You can find out more information here and look at the book on Amazon (U.S. and Britain).

Congratulations and thanks to Jeanette for all your hard work in putting it together. I hope the release goes well!