A MUSICAL duo are looking forward to an exciting start to the academic year after a TV appearance catapulted them into homes across the UK.
Tiny Tweeties made their first TV appearance last month on CBeebies’ Rhyme Rocket show, where they performed rhyme and number songs from their new teachers’ resource, Pirates!!!
Rachael Hair, Tiny Tweeties co-director along with husband Chris, said: “We were invited to be filmed at the BBC studios at Media City, in Manchester, because the producers loved how interactive, energetic and engaging our songs were and how we promote all styles of learning: audio, visual and kinesthetic.
“Our style of encouraging learning was just what they were after for Rhyme Rocket, which promotes the importance of rhyme in children’s education.”
After a very busy end to the final school term in July, which saw Tiny Tweeties working in education settings across the UK, the duo are now preparing for a new academic year when they will again be working in schools around the country.
They also have grand plans to develop more resources and products to add to their successful business.
Additionally, the dynamic duo, of Ashbrooke, Sunderland, will be training education professionals to use music as a learning tool at several conferences taking part as far afield as Dubai.
Chris said: “Being on TV has been a great boost towards getting us back into the swing of things after a very short holiday.
“We’re hoping to work again with the BBC in developing more of this kind of work next year.”
When not on the road, regular sessions in their hometown are the main focus for Tiny Tweeties, with well-attended workshops taking place every Thursday and Friday in Ashbrooke and at the National Glass Centre.
Their latest product, Pirates!!!, is also available for parents and children to buy on CD or download from iTunes.
RACHAEL launched Tiny Tweeties in 2010 with her musician husband Chris.
She aimed to use her experience as a primary school and special needs teacher to improve learning and parent/child interaction through music.
Regular Tiny Tweeties sessions take place on Thursdays at St John’s Church, Ashbrooke (1pm specialist baby sessions, 2pm children up to the age of five) and on Fridays at the National Glass Centre (10am children aged up to five, 11am children up to the age of five).