Friday, 30 December 2011
This new movie sees Baa Baa flying around space in his spaceship delivering his 3 bags of wool, so it's not the usual site for this traditional children's song :)
We sincerely hope you like it!
Saturday, 24 December 2011
Other news: our new Baa Baa Black Sheep animation is in the final stages of production and should be ready for release next week! *excited* Really looking forward to the next nursery rhymes from Little Baby Bum!
Thursday, 22 December 2011
Regional and cultural variations; who watches Youtube videos with their children most? Mothers or fathers?
As you can see, the stats are broken down into male/female, by country and by age group with the number of views, as percentages, under each group.
The first thing to note is that the overall split between male and female is pretty close to 50:50. In the first month or so of uploading the split male:female was 15:85. I can't think why there has been a huge shift towards male viewers! Quite what this says about the roles of mothers/fathers I'm not sure. I'm willing to suggest that had we had the internet and YouTube back in the 1950s the figures would have probably been closer to 05:95!
Age groups are pretty much as one would expect with the largest pool in the 35-44 category. When combined with the 25-34 and 45-54, to cover a more realistic range of parents' ages, the total percentage of viewers is overwhelmingly the vast majority. I would pretty much expect to see this result.
For me personally, the stats become more interesting when we look by location. We can start to see relationships between certain age groups ie Philippines & Saudi 13-17 groups being the largest, by percentage for these countries. This is very different to all other countries where this age range is typically (one of) the smallest. Once again, I'm not sure what these results actually mean. Indeed it's also intriguing to see that in UAE and SA that there are no viewers in the 55-64 category. Again, these stats are open for debate and reasoning, but I find them truly fascinating.
The stats are absolutely full of amazing figures. Do you have any thoughts of your own? Any direct experience(s) of your own that tie in with the above picture?
For Nursery Rhyme Videos please visit our main Little Baby Bum website
Saturday, 17 December 2011
Music shared between three well known nursery rhymes in The Telegraph
Well, erm, another one from The Telegraph...have to admit to laughing out loud to this: "Toddlers have been told to stop making a “diamond” star sign while singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in case the gesture is misinterpreted as sign language representing a female body part"
Writers and authors finding inspiration from nursery rhymes - article from the Working Writer's Club
Monday, 12 December 2011
Thursday, 8 December 2011
Monday, 28 November 2011
To bring us more up to date with present day thinking: one thing that can be stated as a fact is that nursery rhymes are hugely beneficial learning aids for your child. According to the Wikipedia article on nursery rhymes: and specifically regarding the importance of nursery rhymes on young children's development:
“It has been argued that nursery rhymes set to music aid in a child's development. Research also supports the assertion that music and rhyme increase a child's ability in spatial reasoning, which leads to greater success in school in the subjects of mathematics and science” - indeed these quoted facts are backed up by third party/independent research.
Of course the main reason to show your children these wonderful and highly colourful songs and traditional poems is because they're such great fun! It's also great that there are videos of nursery rhymes on YouTube which offer parents a zero-cost way to access all their old favourites such as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Incy Wincy (or Itsy Bitsy) Spider, Hickory Dickory Dock and so on. Access to lots of free nursery rhymes is a brilliant way for parents to pass on their favourite songs from their own childhood to their baby and young children thereby keeping the old traditional songs alive. Having these songs made into videos propels them into the 21st century and keeps them very relevant. Let's not forget that it's so much fun for the adults to remember and choose all their favourite nursery rhymes for their own children and babies!
In a Guardian newspaper article from a few years ago, Booktrust asked 2500 people to vote for their favourite nursery rhyme and they then compiled a top 10. Do you agree or disagree? How about your children? Do they agree with this list?
At Little Baby Bum we pretty much agree with their top 10, although not necessarily the running order, and will be animating most of them.
Top 10 nursery rhyme songs:
1. Hickory Dickory Dock
2. Little Miss Muffet
3. Round and round the garden
4. Incy Wincy Spider (Itsy Bitsy in US)
5. Baa Baa Black Sheep
6. Jack and Jill
7. The grand old Duke of York
8. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
9. Humpty Dumpty
10. If you're happy and you know it (clap your hands)
Our first video, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, is soon to be followed up by Baa Baa Black Sheep and Incy Wincy Spider, which all feature in the top 10 nursery rhymes. If you have any requests and your favourite nursery rhymes are not included in this list then please do let us know
Sunday, 27 November 2011
For many many years parents have been using nursery rhymes to entertain their babies and even toddlers. We also use them to soothe them when we try to get them to sleep. One of the most popular of all of the nursery rhymes has to be Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. I remember singing the following one to all three of my children when they were little.
I recently found a medium that was not around when my children were little and I decided to check out what YouTube had for the purpose of animated versions of the timeless classic nursery rhymes. I went out to YouTube the other day in search for the purpose of the best one I could find.
I found several animated videos of the timeless classic nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and I watched them as well as listened to music accompanying the video and even found the one that as a parent I think would be the best one. I am English speaking and even it was important that I find English version of the video. I came across the one that fit my needs along with I really liked the fact that it was sung in a traditional British English language.
As far as the animation portion of the video I was really impressed with the visual content. I liked the use of star dust to represent the twinkling of the stars. The addition of the planets was a great touch. The closing of the video with the Star Family also added greatly to the experience. I especially liked that it was not a cartoonish animation, it genuinely added to the feel of the video as well as song.
I have heard that they will be preparing more videos of other nursery rhymes along with I definitely look forward to see them. These additional videos should be available some time next year.
To see the video for the purpose of yourself click the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star link
If you are looking for a more modern take on a timeless classic nursery rhyme, you really need to check this specific video out as well as subscribe to their channel as well as see what they have next.
Taken from: http://www.articlefree4all.com/Art/120565/130/Twinkle-Twinkle-Little-Star-45-nursery-rhyme-video-from-Little-Baby-Bum.html
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
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Friday, 21 October 2011
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Thursday, 20 October 2011
1. Go to the Twinkle Twinkle Little Star video
2. Just under the video screen click the "Add to" button
3. Then click "New playlist"
4. Name new playlist "Nursery rhymes" or similar
5. Click on your name at the top of the screen, You will then see your favourites and any playlists you created. Click "view details" on the newly created one
6. Make sure "autoplay" is switched on (it's default setting is usually off)
that's it. So for future plays/repeats all you need to do is go to point 5 and in a couple of clicks you'll be auto replaying the video and can get on with other things whilst your toddler watches and enjoys!
Sunday, 16 October 2011
page 1 of YouTube!
Go to YouTube and search "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" with or without speech marks. You can see my video at the bottom. It started off on page 43 six weeks ago ans since then I've been putting into practice tons of YouTube SEO work which I've been learning on the fly. It's been a great learning curve but very rewarding. Hopefully the next video will be even quicker to reach the number one page. It will be interesting to see how being on page one will affect the number of daily viewing figures...I'll update my blog once it becomes clear. I'm also unsure how long I can "survive" on page one as it's a highly prized and competitive place to be. We shall see. Cross your fingers for me! xx
Friday, 14 October 2011
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Tuesday, 20 September 2011
If you haven't seen the video yet please check it out here; Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Thursday, 15 September 2011
Thursday, 1 September 2011
We're really happy with the final result - we had most of the family involved either drawing, singing or writing the music. Excellent fun. We hope to do some more but need lots of hits to make it worth the effort!
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
If you're a mum or dad of some little bundles that you want to soothe with some classic children's poems, songs, rhymes and stories you've come to the right place. Subscribe and you'll know about all the new additions coming up soon...