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Youth Tube is launched! And it’s Covered in Sunshine!

The new Youth Tube site is launched on The plum Tree. We hope to encourage early literacy and children’s creativity. An awesome team of people will be participating to ensure the venture receives the success it deserves.  

Marta Pelrine-Bacon has agreed to be our Head of Art for Youth Tube. Tonia Marie Harris will be assisting with project coordination. We have art and reviews from Harri Romney and reviews from Deb Hockenberry.  Charlene Bostick has added to our art gallery. Jodie Brownlee will add reviews and Janet Young Beasley is making a fabulous new video for us.  Jorg Bankowski has supplied a music track entitled ‘Covered in Sunshine.’ And that is how we feel: covered in sunshine.

On this site, we will be featuring children’s art, poetry, stories, children’s authors, reviews. We will even (when we get going) feature children’s song writing and video-making. From time-to time, experts will come and visit to lend advice and encouragement.

Our first project will be led by Marta. She is calling for children’s art. The theme is ‘Self.’ We are looking for self-portraits, and encouraging children to write a few lines about how their portrait best describes them; basically, how do they perceive themselves?Age group up to 12 years. Marta will post more details to follow.

I have really enjoyed creating this idea and this site. It has been a lot of behind-the-scenes work. I love the idea of the forever innocence of childhood.  We want to co-create a beautiful world into which our children (and grandchildren) might venture and express themselves.  We want them to feel proud of their contributions, to feel like little stars appreciated and valued. To be honest, aren’t children our inspiration, the voices of the future? We hope to help them to allow soul into life and pass on to their children the gift of imagination.

http://ow.ly/aj1dA 

About Dr Niamh

I am doing what I love most: writing children's books. As a child, learning new words was a delicious delight. Tasting them roll around my tongue, practicing pronunciation, then trotting them out whenever possible, made me feel very clever indeed. Children of today are no different. They love saying new-really-difficult-to-pronounce words, (useful for spells or superheroes). So, I prefer not to censor broader vocabulary. I believe we should never 'talk down' to shapers-of-the-future but encourage them always to think their best and realise their astonishing potential. If pushed to blow my own trumpet (better than blowing someone else's and which, will only happen when forced to sell something), I would say I write modern children's classics: content rich with great vocabulary and little gems of wisdom that might keep us company into adulthood. I hope you and your children will enjoy reading my stories as much as I love writing them. With love from Dr. Niamh, Ph.D in Learning Through The Imagination.

11 comments on “Youth Tube is launched! And it’s Covered in Sunshine!

  1. Wonderful! I’ll do what I can to spread the word. There’s a whole community of home schoolers out there who would be a great target market for this site.

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    • ontheplumtree
      April 16, 2012

      That is so very kind of you Elizabeth. What a good idea. Your help in this would be most appreciated.

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  2. Patricia Tilton
    April 16, 2012

    Posted on my FB. And will find other means to share it with some talented kids I know. Great idea!

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    • ontheplumtree
      April 16, 2012

      Thank You, Patricia. All help appreciated.

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  3. Betty Dravis
    April 17, 2012

    Covered in sunshine! How appropriate! That’s how kids make me feel… This is exciting, Niamh. I Tweeted this and will be posting it on my TimeLine. I’ll see if my webmaster can post the lovely logo on my site, too, or should I just post the plum icon?

    Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs – Betty

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    • ontheplumtree
      April 17, 2012

      I will send you the icon Betty. Thank You for thinking of this. Perfect.

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  4. thiskidreviewsbooks
    April 17, 2012

    This is cool! I am going to tell my friends!

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    • ontheplumtree
      April 17, 2012

      Thank You, please do!

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      • ontheplumtree
        April 17, 2012

        And wouldn’t it be great to post some of your reviews and recommendations on our site also?

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  5. kdsommerset
    May 1, 2012

    This is a great opportunity for children to express themselves in their own unique ways and through art and writing – a wonderful idea. Very best of luck with it all!

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    • ontheplumtree
      May 1, 2012

      Thanks KD for stopping by.

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