Story Surprise! Fun 4 Kids

When I was much shorter and younger, I loved engaging TV shows that leapt from one activity to the next. Variety was indeed the spice of my young life. It still is. So when Lauren and Anthony, founders of The Side Show Factory - a place that houses their fantabulous entertainment shows for kids, wanted to involve a certain little pigeon as part of their engaging and stimulating program, how could I refuse.

Story Surprise is about all the things that put the happy in glee: music, stories, art and craft; all tied together with nifty interactive song and dance routines that are guaranteed to get kids up and moving. There's a bear in there too; Mick the Teddy is cooler than icy poles and a hoot to watch. 

The 15 minute or so high energy episodes more than satisfy the young at heart but are brilliantly tailored for the under sixes. Each themed Story Surprise video incorporates educational snippets, easy to make and do activities, craft, audience shoutouts and catchy original songs that can be enjoyed any time, anywhere which means engaged kids and guilt free time for you. In short they are maximum FUN FUN FUN!

Pippa and I were thrilled to see her story included in the latest Story Surprise video: Let's Go on an Adventure with Pippa! The best part was sitting back to watch and listen to my own story being acted out so brilliantly. A rare treat for an author. 

So if you love a bit of whacky story time fun, sit back, don't relax too much and get set to take off with Lauren, Anthony and Pippa on a sensational story adventure! Enjoy Pippa's episode below and visit the Lauren and Anthony Tube YouTube channel to watch all their entertaining clips. You'll also find all their exciting content on their Story Surprise Instagram channel @the.laurenandanthony.gram 

For this old bird, these sessions are a marvellous mash up of all the best bits that mattered from Romper Room meets Playschool meets Humphrey B Bear. For today's youngsters, they are happiness on a stick - or rather, screen. 

What was or is your favourite children's on screen entertainment?


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