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- Website: https://www.thebirthday.show
One of the biggest disappointments for kids in the era of coronavirus is canceled birthday parties. Hellosaurus, a brand new interactive children’s video startup for ages 3 to 8, wants to give kids a way to not just celebrate but also participate in free virtual parties with The Birthday Show.
The Birthday Show, hosted by Grammy-winning, Emmy-nominated children’s musician and television host Tim Kubart, is free to play on thebirthday.show and hellosaurus.com. Everyone is invited to join the party, available anytime and streaming every day live at noon ET, 9am PT.
The Birthday Show has interactive moments throughout each episode, so kids at home can play classic party games like piñata and treasure hunt, blow out candles, “eat” the cake, and unwrap a present, all on a touchscreen phone, tablet, or computer.
Each episode features a “Who’s That?” segment with a performance or how-to from a guest star — musicians, breakdancers, puppeteers, inventors, comedians — and shoutouts to real kids celebrating their birthdays.
Children can also participate by creating a video present for The Birthday Show featuring their creative skills like choreography, poetry, or crafting, and it might end up in the show’s “present-ation” segment. Parents can request a "shoutout" and help their kids "share a present," as well as sign up for show notifications.
Guest stars have included actor and composer Genevieve Goings, singer/songwriter Emily Arrow, and trumpet virtuoso Benny Benack III. Tune in to upcoming episodes for a beatboxing lesson from Devon Guinn, 2019 American Beatbox Loopstation Champion, and a performance from Frankie Cordero, puppeteer on Fraggle Rock and Sesame Street.
These virtual offerings are available online until further notice. Check back with the venue for updates.