Meet the New Wiggles!

Can you believe that The Wiggles have been singing and dancing for 21 years? Well, according to an announcement on The Wigglesofficial website, three of the four Wiggles are ready to retire. Jeff, Murray, and Greg—also known as the Purple, Red, and Yellow Wiggles—will be handing over their jobs to a new generation!

So, meet the new Wiggles! 

All three of the new faces on The Wiggles have been around the show, supporting the main cast in various ways. Emma, the new Yellow Wiggle has been a part of the show for two years and has performed as Fairy Larissa and Dorothy the Dinosaur, among other characters. She is only 22 years-old, but is very talented and very excited to hop on board as a member of The Wiggles.

The new Purple Wiggle, Laughlan, has been touring with The Wiggles’ live show for a while. He’s 26 years-old and has a history on stage in both Australia (where The Wiggles is based) and in the USA.

Simon, the new Red Wiggle, has appeared as a voice artist on a few of The Wiggles CDs and has experience in musical theater. At 40 years-old, he’s the oldest of the new crew, but is excited to use his big voice to entertain as a Wiggle!

The new generation of The Wiggles—together with Anthony, the Blue Wiggle—are preparing for their appearance in 2013, after the current group finishes a huge world tour. I’m sure fans, worldwide, will be sad to see the “old” Wiggles move on, but it will
be exciting to see what’s in store!

Planning a Wiggles Birthday Party!

Are you looking for a fun idea for your child’s next birthday party? Does your child love music? Dancing? Singing? Then consider inviting The Wiggles! Now, most families don’t have the budget to pay for a live concert at their child’s party. But you can have just as much fun with a little creative planning.

First, choose some of your child’s favorite The Wiggles songs. You can design your party’s games and activities around the music! The DVD “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” might be a good option. You can let the DVD play during the party and use the songs to keep the party moving.

For food, kids don’t expect too much, so keep it simple. One of the most popular The Wiggles songs is “Hot Potato,” so maybe you can use that song for some clues and have a potato item, a banana item, and spaghetti! Then, for the cake, you can stick to The Wiggles colors—yellow, blue, red, and purple. That should be easy enough! For party favors, you can send the guests home with a Dorothy the Dinosaur Dry Erase Door Hanger.

If you’re searching for a birthday gift for your Wiggles-loving child, consider a Henry the Octopus plush toy or a personalized The Wiggles totebag. You can also surprise him or her with a The Wiggles toy caddy or Dorothy canvas bookshelf! I’m sure they would love any of the wonderful The Wiggles gifts and toys available.

No matter how you design your child’s next party, inviting The Wiggles is a sure-fire way to make it fun for everyone! Singing and dancing makes everything better, doesn’t it?

Gifts For A Little Ballerina

Around their third or fourth birthday, many little girls start to show an interest in being a ballerina. Maybe they see the live dance recital of an older friend or see dancers in a movie. Perhaps their favorite storybook or cartoon character is a ballerina. Regardless of how it happens, it won’t be too long before your little girl is twirling in tutus and asking to take ballet classes. So, when the time comes, and when a birthday or other gift-giving holiday is approaching, consider these gifts for your little ballerina:

Olivia Dream Theatre playset.

Ages 4+.

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Angelina Ballerina Puzzle.

Ages 3+.

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Dora The Explorer Be a Ballerina! Book.

Ages 4+.

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The Wiggles Dorothy the Ballerina shirt.

Sizes 2T-4T.

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Sesame Street Zoe Ballerina Princess doll.

Ages 3+.

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So, whether you’re celebrating your little girl’s third birthday, her first ballet recital, or just indulging her new passion for tutus, you have plenty of options for the perfect ballerina gift!

 

 

The Wiggles Walk into Huge Success

Nothing has stood the test of time like the Wiggles.  The group started in Sydney, Australia in 1991. The Wiggles consist of Murray Cook, Anthony Field, Phillip Wilcher, Greg Page, and Jeff Fatt.  Murray met Greg and Anthony at Macquarie University, where they were studying to become preschool teachers. Cook himself was in a number of bands before meeting these two individuals.  After meeting they all collaborated to created a school project.  This ultimately led to producing an album and subsequent touring.

From the beginning, the Wiggles understood that children have a short attention span, like to move around, and like to feel that they have a job to do.  Taking this into consideration, one of the Wiggles, Jeff, pretended to be asleep during their routine. The other Wiggles would request the children’s help by asking them to help wake him up.  The children really responded well to this and became very engaged.  As a result, the Wiggles have had more success than many popular bands, including Coldplay.  It can be argued that the Wiggles are the most successful children’s entertainers, second only to Disney.

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