SeaStar Rock will be performing at the Vibe Hills Bushfire Appeal on the 8th of February to raise proceeds for the Sampson Flat Bushfire Appeal!
The bushfire destroyed almost 13,000 hectares of land and 27 homes in the Adelaide Hills region earlier this month. Not to mention the countless amount of livestock, household pets and native animals that were injured or had perished along with the fires. Donations are still needed today to help those who have been affected by the fires, support volunteers and to help injured pets and native animals.
The Vibe Bushfire Appeal will be hosting a family event with live bands, market stalls, food and bar and kid’s activities to raise donations. The Sampson Flat Bushfire Relief Appeal donates all its proceeds to the people that have been directly affected by the bushfires, with no funds going towards any business administration.
Come join us on Sunday 8th February at the Kersbrook Soldiers Memorial Park from 11am -6pm for a fun-filled event and support a brilliant cause!
Dancing is great way to physically channel your toddler’s limitless amount of energy. It can be done in homes, socially or even competitively and is a fantastic sport where any age can get involved. At our SeaStar Rock shows we encourage children to jump up, dance and get involved as much as possible as dance can be a fun and enjoyable yet aerobic form of exercise. The repetitive movements involved can improve a child’s body and joint development, balance and coordination as well as benefit their cardiac health.
Children who are overweight can especially benefit from dance, as it can be a motivational tool to lose weight and see physical activity as enjoyable. Physical activity is vital for children in order to prevent childhood obesity and stay fit and healthy. Children are a lot less active today than they were in the past and are eating more foods high in fat and sugar such as fast food. This has resulted in the percentage of obese children doubling in Australia alone in recent years, making obesity a major issue of concern in our modern society. Dancing is a great way to encourage your child to look after their health, step away from the computer games and get physically active!
Dancing can not only benefit children physically but can also improve their social skills and build confidence and self-esteem. It can encourage children to develop a more positive attitude about their bodies and gain more confidence, which can be particularly beneficial for those struggling with body issues. Furthermore, their social attitudes will improve along with their self-confidence as they meet new friends and learn interact with others their own age.
If you’re looking for an entertaining and fun way to get your child moving, dance is a great alternative to regular exercise! Book now to see our latest show at the Adelaide Fringe and get your child involved!
Thank you to Tim Carlier and his team for filming our SeaStar Rock Video taster at the Publishers Art House, featuring: Elyse Adams, Lauren Clark, John Castine, Tim Ennis and Lucy Rasheed .
The children of today are the future of tomorrow, which is why it is important we teach them about sustaining our environments and marine life. Today, our oceans face major degradation and pollution due to the lack of awareness and management by past generations. Every year, millions of tonnes of rubbish such as plastic bags, bottles and food packaging enter our oceans and spread out across the world. Our environment and habitats of sea creatures are polluted and marine life are harmed as they either consume wastage or are trapped by objects such as plastic bags. Over one million creatures of the sea die each year as a result, making it more important now than ever to ensure our future generations are knowledgeable about marine sustainability.
We aim to incorporate marine sustainability in each of our SeaStar Rock shows to educate our children as much as possible. By using song, dance and games we teach children about the impacts of human activity including over-fishing, pollution and degradation of marine environments in a creative and entertaining way.
They will learn about over-fishing with Terrance The Turtle as they aim to save marine life from the over-usage of fishing nets in our oceans. Over-fishing has become one of the greatest issues marine life face today, including turtles, as they are now at risk of extinction. Over-fishing is the result of ships using large sea nets to sweep the ocean floors for certain types of fish for mass consumption. Unfortunately, other marine life get caught up in the large sea nets, also resulting in being over-fished. Many types of marine creatures may take years to recover from being over-fished, and this may only happen once they have stopped being caught by mass consumption nets.
Children will surf the waves with Surfing Snapping Starfish as they learn about pollution including the impacts of plastic bags and rubbish on the beach. The Surfing Snapping Starfish encourages children to save the seas from ‘plastic bag monsters’, which are responsible for trapping sea creatures and are mistaken for being a food source by marine life. As a result, thousands of our marine life die each year as they have been choked, entangled or famished by plastic objects. We encourage children to make sure they ‘reduce and reuse’, turn off taps, pick up rubbish as well as promote recycling of any plastic and paper to save degradation of our marine environments and sea life habitats.
Come along to our shows and visit our website to educate your child about the effects that pollution and wastage today will have on our marine life tomorrow!
Music is a vital tool in early childhood development, building the brain cells needed for children to develop mental and emotional intelligence from a young age. As parents, we have used music from an early age by singing and developing a rhythm to soothe and entertain newborns. However, research has now proven that music does much more than just calm and bring children joy, it is essential to childhood growth and aids brain development through the use of rhythm, language, memory and physical movement.
Our SeaStar Rock show uses music to encourage childhood development on many different levels including:
Whether they are dancing with Pirate Wally or bopping with the Big Blue Bopping Whale, the show encourages children to get involved and dance along with the characters. It aims to be interactive with the kids in a creative and fun way to improve their motor skills and gross movements. Rhythm and movement are important to develop in the early childhood years, especially before the age of five, in order for children to be able to perform simple motor movements and learn to interact and develop their body language.
Children need to engage their creativity through activities that encourage original thinking and imagination in a free and friendly structure. In today’s age children are playing less, with a significant decrease in the creativity of children in kindergarten to middle school due to increased use of technology. However, creativity is not developed through technology, but rather through first-hand engagement. Children need to engage all their senses to move and interact, use problem solving and play with materials hands-on to build a foundation of skills that form a basis for the future. SeaStar Rock encourages creativity through musical stimuli and melody, encouraging children to get creative and hands-on with their imagination and play along with the characters. We also encourage critical thinking and problem-solving with activities such as helping Surfing Snapping Starfish save the seas from plastic bag monsters to inspire children to think more in-depth about world we live in.
Literacy and language skills
Children that are exposed to music in early childhood have an enhanced vocabulary, with better developed spoken and language skills as they enter primary school. SeaStar Rock enhances children’s knowledge and vocabulary about marine life and sustainability as children are encouraged to sing-along and learn about creatures of the ocean including penguins, seahorses and starfish. Our shows encourage children to clap, develop rhythm, sing and stamp their feet to a steady beat that develops processing and comprehension skills which are the foundation of reading and academic learning in the future.
Social and emotional
Social and emotional skills are critical for child development before entering primary school, in order for children to be able to interact and relate to others. SeaStar Rock provides an informal way for children to participate in a group setting and learn to interact with their peers. Children need to learn to interact and relate to others of their own age in a welcoming and friendly structure in order to develop the social and emotional skills needed for positive and rewarding friendships in the future.