In the process, the kids discovered they are heroes, too.
May 8, 2020 —
Toronto, ON – Renowned children’s show, TEAM T&J, is pleased to announce they are showing appreciation to frontline heroes with a brand new self-written, recorded, and produced song entitled Thank You.
Founded in 2015, TEAM T&J take interactive music and entertainment to incredible heights with a high-energy, super-powered concert for kids and families. This live experience is an uplifting journey of self-exploration, creativity, and participation that encourages kids to see and feel what it means to come together and STICK2GETHER. Focused on diversity and inclusion, TEAM T&J encourage their players to be true to who they are for the team as a whole to be its best.
In their most recent news, TEAM T&J are announcing the release of an exciting new project, which is enabling the youngest generation to show their appreciation to frontline workers. Written, recorded and self-produced while in isolation, the music and video, titled Thank You, has hundreds of shares and aims to help young children connect with their roles as heroes during this challenging time.
The energetic song and video, which teaches children how to say “Thank You” to frontline and essential workers, highlights how society can stick together as a team by staying home, in addition to reminding kids they are heroes in helping to flatten the curve.
“With so much communication about the pandemic tailored toward adults, children are often forgotten and left feeling confused about how to cope,” said Jory Berger – the J in TEAM T&J. “We make it our responsibility to provide them with something uplifting and rejuvenating, and to help them understand why staying at home makes them a hero. After all, not all heroes wear capes!”
According to TEAM T&J, children from around the world are feeling the effects of the virus, which is leaving a lot of confusion about how to navigate the underlying domino effect. For example, kids can’t go outside, to the park, have play dates, or birthday party celebrations like they did before. Additionally, parents are at home doing their best, with lost income, and no longer able to send their child to school or daycare. With two months of being hunkered down, without seeing direct family members, aunts, uncles and grandparents, the mental health of the family unit quickly becomes a very real struggle at home.
“We are told by families how much of a positive impact we have on their lives,” says Tonya Harper, TEAM T&J. “Kids are asking when the virus will be done so they can come see our live show. As we began to see the mental toll it was taking on our teammates (fans), we felt we needed to do a combo of things: have the back of the frontline workers, while providing some respite to families at home – because that’s where they need to be right now.”
“It’s our job to deliver positive content to kids and families and remind them to be proud of how staying at home right now helps to save lives in the greater community,” Tonya continues. “As frontline and essential workers spend their day on the outside, kids and families are encouraged to help them by staying safe inside. The music names a diverse range of frontline and essential workers and is being shared by educators, hospitals, farmers, and even factories who have changed over to ventilator and mask production across the country.”
Thank You can be accessed or shared as a music video, audio recording, or even as a karaoke version – with lyrics provided for kids and families to make their own. TEAM T&J is also motivated to work with any jurisdiction, organization, company, or society to produce a tailor-made video or performance.
To watch and share the video, or to download the music and karaoke (instrumental) for free, please click here. To connect with TEAM T&J, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Company
TEAM T&J performs over 280 shows per year across Canada and the US at theatres, fairs, festivals, schools. The group has been a featured performer for the past two years at Canada’s largest exhibition, the CNE, as well as on hourly rotation on the Stingray Music Channel for Rogers and Shaw.
TEAM T&J’s farm safety show, No Harm on the Farm, won an International Association of Fairs and Exhibitions Agriculture Award.
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