You should all know by now that my kids watch TV. And it’s usually Treehouse.
For those of you that don’t know, Treehouse TV is the parent’s saviour. It allows me to make a cup of tea, eat breakfast, and sometimes even cook an entire dinner in moderate peace. Shows ranging from 5 minutes to half an hour, with all the kids’ favourites – Dora, Franklin, Thomas, In the Night Garden, Yo Gabba Gabba, the Backyardigans…and of course, Roll Play.
The other great thing about Treehouse TV is that they often have one of their shows on tour with Treehouse LIVE. We got to see Yo Gabba Gabba last year and it was awesome. Now we’re always on the lookout for which shows are coming live to Vancouver.
Two members of the Treehouse family that I hadn’t discovered yet were the children’s performers, Splash’N Boots. (Splash is the guy, Boots is the girl, and I only WISH I was cool enough to rock the full-length Converse boots she wears.) They’ve recently landed a four year national contract on Treehouse TV for their music video “For the Love of Dance”, so you can expect to see them in your living rooms soon.
Splash’N Boots are also about to embark on an 11-city tour with Treehouse LIVE entitled “Roll Play Live Animal Party” from October 12 — November 13. I was disappointed to see the duo weren’t making their way west of the Rockies, or actually even west of Saskatchewan, as this looks like a show my kids would absolutely love. You can see the whole tour schedule and buy tickets at www.rollplaylive.ca.
The tour is supported by the Heart and Stroke Foundation as it promotes imaginative movement — the whole audience will be up on their feet, and will record a song with the band that will be available for free download! And did I mention they will be painted in black light?!
Splash’N Boots just released their second full-length DVD, “Act 2,” and I got the chance to check it out. It is awesome. I’m always on the lookout for kids’ music and entertainers that don’t make me feel like my eardrums are bleeding after the 83rd listening. The music of Splash’N Boots is catchy, musical, their voices sound like real human beings and they are FUN. The have music videos, do silly characters, and dance non-stop. The second I turned it on my kids were transfixed and they are already singing along after one a couple of times. I totally recommend it, and you can get your own copy at www.splashnboots.com.
Or…you could win it! To celebrate the tour and their new DVD, I get to give away some prizes! One lucky reader will win a copy of the Roll Play DVD and CD, and Splash’N Boots’ new DVD, “ACT 2.”
AND…I will also draw from the entries for tickets to the RollPlayLIVE show! The winner will have select from the following cities:
- Winnipeg – October 15
- Prince Albert – October 17
- Regina – October 19
- Saskatoon – October 20
- Kitchener – November 7
- Hamilton – November 8
- London – November 9
- Mississauga – November 10
- Toronto – November 13
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- Leave a comment on this post about your favourite kids’ entertainment or Treehouse TV program (1 entry). Make sure to include your city if you want to be entered to win the RollPlayLIVE tickets.
- Increase your chances! You can get an extra entry by posting the following on Twitter (1 entry): I just entered to win a @splashnboots & @RollPlayLive prize pack from @findingmyweigh! http://bit.ly/oskXHC
I will draw one winner at random from all entries received (both tweets and comments on this post) on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 9:00am.