Big Grin’s House Party is an innovative, interactive half-hour television series that will entertain, engage, empower and educate pre-schoolers. It is part of an exciting multi-platform package.
The series is hosted by an animated DJ, Big Grin the Crocodile, and features real kids and guests, as well as a cast of wonderful animated characters. Every day is a party at Big Grin’s house!Each half hour is divided into segments that can be aired either together or independently.
Each of these segments explores the wonders of diversity from a child’s perspective and teaches languages and culture in an interactive, dynamic way.
1) Meet Me – Each 2 minute episode we meet an animated child from a different culture and hear their story with a focus on celebrations like birthdays.
2) Sophie Says games – 2 minutes - learn languages (e.g. French, Spanish, Mandarin) imitating Sophie and her animated guest, then play the interactive game (like Simon Says)
3) BopStars - Big Grin plays a new age-appropriate song from a different culture/genre each episode. Party guests and the audience learn a fun international dance routine from a guest teacher (see demo of Reggae) for 3 minutes followed by a whacky 2 minute music video to dance, laugh and sing along to. .Sample songs include: Keep It Moving- hip hop, Head & Shoulders- street jazz, Yo Quiero- salsa, Reggaemania, Disco Fever, Mamae Eu Quiero- samba; Mandarin- ribbon dancing.
1) Alphabet Party – 4 minutes live action/animation - Learn letters and words of the day, hear real diverse kids’ explanations, see kids singing the ABC song, and our cool ABC music video.
2) Legends and Fables – read along with our beautiful animated stories including:
“The Legend of the Seven Colors”, “The Boy that called Croc” and “The Ant and the Chrysallis”
1) Hide The Broccoli - 1 minute live action healthy snack ideas, games, learn food requirements.
2) Mighty Vities - 2 minute animated stories about our Mighty Vity super heroes.
1) Quick Draw – 2 minutes live action- game, arts & crafts, and show and tell.
Giggles & Gags
Big Grin’s Garden Party
1) Big Grin and Pinkie the animated flower explore science and ecology in Big Grin’s beautiful garden.
The series fosters enquiry, creativity, self-confidence, literacy, respect, development (emotional, cognitive, physical) and active healthy living through laughter, experience, play, dance, art and music.