It has been more than two weeks since the first 11 episodes of JoJo and Gran Gran aired on CBeebies. The next 11, will be available in the summer, 11 in the autumn and the final 11 of the series in the winter. The current 11 episodes are all available on BBC-iplayer.
Here is a short clip of my speech from the private pre-screening.
In addition, this is from BBC news online, where I shared a few stories about my grandmother.
JoJo & Gran Gran, based on the popular characters by Early Years specialist Laura Henry-Allain, is to feature among the new season’s offer on BBC’s pre-school channel, CBeebies.
JoJo & Gran Gran are characters close to the heart of Laura who has worked alongside the production team to develop the duo for TV.
“JoJo and Gran Gran is loosely based on my own relationship with my Grandmother,” said Laura. “I wanted to convey the deep connection between the two, the excitement at the world around her that JoJo has and Gran Gran’s wisdom, experience and zest for life”.
“It’s been such a delight seeing JoJo & Gran Gran make it to the screen,” added Laura. “We wouldn’t have got to this point without the hard work of so many people, and I’d like to thank the CBeebies production team, the writers, the animation team, the voiceover artists and, of course, the wonderful children who appear in the child-led live […]
I listened with excitement to Giovanna Fletcher’s Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast with the Duchess of Cambridge talking about her 5 Big Questions survey.
I was especially delighted when the Duchess mentioned the role that her grandmother played in her Early Years.
I have to agree with the Duchess that a grandmother can be a positive role model within a child’s Early Years. As you know, my children’s picture’s books, which depict the special relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter, Jo Jo and GranGran, will be shown on the BBC’s Cbeebies very soon.
Jo Jo and GranGran is loosely based on the relationship that I had with my grandmother.
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So far this year, I have had the pleasure of travelling to China and Costa Rica to work with a wide range of colleagues working within the education sector. Over the years, my work has taken me to many countries around the world. I have been able to share my love and passion for early childhood education with so many different individuals who then go on to share their new knowledge with the children and the families that they work with.
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“If you ask a child who they look up to, their answers may vary from famous pop stars, film stars, book characters etc. If you ask an Early Years educator who they look up to, their simple answer should be Laura Henry. Laura is the encyclopaedia for Early Years education and shares her expert knowledge in such an inspiring way that […]