Nicole Polizzi and Brian Dwyre Seacrest Studios interview
Nicole Polizzi and I had the privilege to visit one of the premier children's hospitals in the country. We were interviewed at Seacrest studios in the heart of Philadelphia and met some brave young kids and parents during our visit. Nicole and I felt it was the best thing we could do with the inventory we had left. What a great cause and a great feeling putting smiles on these children's faces. I cannot imagine the pain these families must be enduring. As a parent, you worry so much about your child's well being. It takes a resilient attitude to endure. I pray that our visit put something positive into their otherwise difficult day. God bless those children and we wish them a speedy recovery.
The benefits of reading and listening to music for children are undeniable. According to KidsHealth.org, “...early introduction to music does more than entertain. It can kick-start learning, serve as an important cue in a child’s routine, and offer lifelong benefits. Music contributes to what experts call “a rich sensory environment.” This simply means exposing kids to a wide variety of tastes, smells, textures, colors, and sounds… Between the ages of 1 and 3, kids respond best to music when they actively experience it. Passive listening (like in the car) is fine, but look for opportunities to get your child rocking, marching, rolling, tapping, clapping, and moving to the beat.”
Just watched the movie Joy and feeling reinvigorated to follow my dreams as an “inventor” of sorts for Kidioke Media. Like the woman portrayed in Joy, I too have had multiple ideas throughout the years and it was really interesting to see that after all those years she had kept inventing and patenting these really successful products. It was even cooler to see that the mop the movie centered around was one that I owned in college. On a side note I have to say the mop kind of stunk in my opinion however I did find it cool enough to buy so who am I to say. But I digress.
So here we are coming up on the third quarter since my books arrived and the first round of royalties have been mailed out. Advances were satisfied rather quickly which I’m very happy about because that means a lot of books were sold. Lullabye is not performing quite as well as Wonderful World and My Girl but I expected that. When I started Kidioke I had no idea what Lullabye was. It wasn’t until my friend told me it would make a good song did I recognize its appeal. I’ve always been a huge Billy Joel fan but that song didn’t get much air play at least not that I can remember. I actually think the app video and the story it tells is far better than my other two titles. Just a side note if you’re debating which one to get.
In an effort to get some serious celebrity action we've decided to call out two of the best entertainers in the country today. We have always loved these two and their connection with one another. Both awesome musicians in their own right and super talented - we had to challenge them! History of Rap was TIGHT but how about History of Rock? Who wouldn't love to see JT and Fallon get back together and crush it as they always do. I know we'd be entertained.
We also know that Jimmy is SUPER competitive and doesn't typically back down to a challenge. If you're familiar with his Tonight Show he is constantly challenging guests to games of skill - whatever it may be. Something about that we love over here. Competition can be fun and a great motivating factor. Doesn't hurt that they both have about 50 million followers a piece :P
A key to success in school is reading. You can help shape the successful future you want for your child by getting him ready to learn before he starts school. The best way to do this is to sing, talk and read with your child.
Are you beating yourself up for not getting around to finishing your gift shopping? OR did you forget such a major event in the first place? Or did you just find out an additional guest is showing up at the last minute and now you're stressed for time to get a gift? Well, don't worry! Part of the "Red Carpet Lifestyle" is the power to handle such fast-paced pressure with grace! So, here we go - for all those that are doing their Christmas shopping with no time left to spare:
We are so happy to announce that Hallmark Corporate has decided to
take a chance on us and put our Kidioke Children's Sound Books in the
testing phase for 10 stores located across the country. What an awesome
opportunity to get the word out. It's one thing to see the videos on
Facebook or Instagram but to actually hold the books in your hand -
hearing and seeing the quality in person will be very positive. Orders
have been steadily coming over to us and we couldn't be happier with the
holiday push we've experienced thus far. I hope that everyone that has
purchased a book takes a minute to post a review on our site or on
Amazon. And don't forget to check out our awesome app - at just $2.99
per song the price can't be beat! Can't wait to get the numbers back
from Hallmark. I'm confident they'll be pleased. :)
So as an entrepreneur I've learned and read that you must think outside the box. Being a life-long Howard Stern fan and listening to countless shows I've learned some things about the shock jock. Howard loves to play clips of people referencing Baba Booey and more recently shouting, "Hit Em With the Hein!" I know that it's been shouted and referenced ad nausea but I also know that nobody has been crazy enough to spend the kind of money required to post a billboard with the saying.
So...here we are. Just days before the Christmas shopping season begins, and it's time to take yet another risk. Here's hoping you'll hear my call on air before Christmas. And don't forget to HIT EMMMM WITH THE HEINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!
You've used our app. You've belted out your best version of "My Girl" with your kids. You have even recorded one or two songs without your kids. Now, you can turn this enjoyable memory into an educational one for your kids, and they won't even realize! If you've preordered one (or all) of our books, they will be here by June 15!
News 12 NJ caught up with Kidioke founder and creator Brian Dwyre before he auditioned for ABC's Shark Tank. If you're a fan of Shark Tank, you know that Kidioke would be the perfect pitch for the show!
You’ve definitely been there; the fight to get your child to
take a bath, put pajamas on, settle down with a book or a song, and ultimately
fall asleep. Sometimes it takes 25 minutes, but we all know the reality. It’s
usually hours! How many times have you read “Good Night Moon” or “The Cat in
the Hat?” How many times have you belted out your best version of “Twinkle
Twinkle Little Star?” Most times, putting your child to bed leaves you even
more exhausted and ready to tuck yourself into whatever pile of sheets (or
stuffed animals) is closest to you.
Kidioke Media launches its first unique blog post of it's existence. Can't wait to get started on what is hopefully a long journey and just the beginning of what could be a large and extensive library of titles!!
youngest daughter loves for me to read sing-along books to her. We have a
few with traditional nursery rhyme/song books like Old Macdonald and The
Wheels on the Bus. I have to tell you, after a few repeats, I sound
more like an old audio tape being eaten in the player. I'm not sure why
she loves it so much. The songs are so short my head begins to feel dizzy after
the third round, leading me to beg for someone else to take over -- even for
just a few seconds.
Welcome to our online store! Our team is proud to announce that we're now open for business, and we look forward to serving you all in the future. If you have any questions about this store or the products found within, please don't hesitate to contact us any time.
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