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Sprout gets musical with new series... SING IT, LAURIE!

Sprout is getting musical. Beginning Monday, March 25, SING IT, LAURIE! - a new animated musical preschool series - will make it's debut on the 24-hour preschool network. Co-created by family recording artist LAURIE BERKNER and JOSH SELIG of Emmy-winning Little Airplane Productions, the series will showcase Berkner's voice and music, along with Grammy-nominated rocker LISA LOEB (voicing twin sisters).

"Sing It, Laurie! is about a little girl who uses her music and songs to help her better understand the world. In every episode, Laurie sings a song about a theme such as dressing up, having a party or making artwork." The Sing It, Laurie! curriculum focuses on music and was written by Dr. Christine Ricci, who has worked on many preschool television series including Go, Diego, Go and Dora the Explorer

“Writing for Sing It, Laurie! has been a real exploration for me. I feel so lucky to have been able to work closely with Josh Selig, whose work I have long admired, and all the other wonderfully creative people at Little Airplane Productions. Sprout is just the right place for these songs that are so beautifully expressed by Little Airplane in the colorful and playful animation. I can’t wait for us to share them with everyone!”Laurie Berkner


Sprout will also be adding a variety of music videos into its afternoon programming block between the hours of noon and 4:00 p.m. ET, and part of their new "Musical Afternoons." 

More details will be posts on SproutOnline.com in the near future. 

Actually, Laurie Berkner is no stranger to the Sunny Side Up Barn...
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PBS Kids Sprout has been a daily fixture here in our house since 2009, and the addition of some music into the mix is really exciting. Stay tuned... 

James Zahn

About James: A work-from-home Dad with a pair of daughters (Released in 2009 and 2012) - James Zahn is THE ROCK FATHER™. 

Bringing over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry into the family realm, Zahn is an Illinois-based Entertainment Writer, Media Personality and Commentator.

He serves as a PBS KIDS VIP (Very Involved Parent), has made guest appearances as a member of the Sprout Kindness Crew, was featured in the Father's Day issue of Lake County Magazine, and is a former contributor to Chicago Parent.

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for the likes of FEAR FACTORY, DIRGE WITHIN, PRODUCT OF HATE, ARCANIUM and others, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Blogcritics, Fangoria, Starlog, The River Cities' Reader. Slowfish, Oil, and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360, and in 2013 he's been quoted on CNN, Babble, The Huffington Post, and The Good Men Project, in addition to making appearances on ABC News and WGN.

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