There can be few parents with children under the age of five years who have not heard of Justin Fletcher.
For those who have been living in a cave, Fletcher currently dominates toddler television. The reason for this is because he is one of those rare entertainers who appeal to both young children and adults. He makes television programmes for the young, credible, educational, entertaining and funny.
Though he has been involved in the crème of children’s TV including the Tweenies, Timmy Time, Shaun the Sheep and Tikkabilla, it is without a doubt that Something Special is the one which has catapulted him to become a house hold name.
The educational programme is aimed at children with additional needs aged between four and seven years of age and features the communication system Makaton. Coupled with Fletcher’s clowning and comedy skills in the guise of Mr Tumble and family, the programme has become an unlikely hit, running for eight years and transforming the lives of young children with communications difficulties.
As well as his sketch show Gigglebiz and brand new offering Justin’s House, Fletcher shows no sign of slowing down.
This month, he will be launching a brand new album Hands Up, featuring 20 classic children’s songs and a few new ones to boot.
Tracks will include The Teddy Bear’s Picnic, The Laughing Policeman and a brand new single Hands Up.
The fun songs are ideal material for the Fletcher treatment and perfect for children’s parties instead of constant booty shaking block rocking beats.
The single Hands Up is released on 14 November and the album 21 November 2011.
You can pre-order the album here: https://bitly.com/sQpZ46
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