Dec 292012
 

A few weeks ago we met up with Aunty Rozzy for Sunday Coffee and talked about her latest adventures and new products. If a healthy family diet is one of your New Year resolutions and you want to give the kids a push in the right direction you’ll love our latest giveaway:

In the latest Aunty Rozzy DVD It’s Yummy Tummy DVD ($19.95) you can see Aunty Rozzy herself dance and sing accompanied by her animal friends Harriette the Rabbit and Perry the Parrot. As you can expect from Aunty Rozzy the songs are catchy and of course educational too. Broccoli, mango and courgettes are just a few of the healthy foods passing the revue, lollies or chocolate are not on the menu!

The new DVD contains 11 songs in different music styles and although the set-up is simple Aunty Rozzy had our 2-year old intrigued in no time. The lyrics and images were easy for her to understand/recognise and as many of the lines are being repeated the songs were easy to remember too. Over all a fun and healthy addition to the DVD cupboard.

To find out more about Aunty Rozzy, to browse the range and to order online visit www.auntyrozzy.com.

For your chance to win a copy of Aunty Rozzy’s latest DVD It’s Yummy Tummy Time! visit www.auntyrozzy.com and answer the following question: Which song from the It’s Yummy Tummy Time! DVD do you think your child will like most?

Submit your answer by leaving a comment below, your email address will not be published.

If you really want to win you can earn up to ten additional entries, please leave separate comments for each entry:

Competition ends January 29, 2013. Sorry, Australian entries only. By entering you agree to our Terms & Conditions.

Nov 252012
 

About a year ago I wrote about Aunty Rozzy and her mission to educate young children about healthy food through music and fun. It has been a busy year for me but it looks like Aunty Rozzy has been very busy too, so I thought it was time for a little catch up and a chat about her latest product (stay tuned for a giveaway soon). Meet Aunty Rozzy:

What does your ideal Sunday look like?
Sleep in. Enjoy a cooked breakfast of fresh orange juice, poached eggs together with spinach, mushrooms and tomatoes with my husband at home. Lounge around and catch up with hubbie and papers, followed by a skinny latte a bit later in the day at my favourite cafe across the road. Then a good, long walk along the beach or a bike ride. Light supper for dinner and off to bed early!

Why did you start Aunty Rozzy?
It kind of evolved. I originally thought I was making a CD for kids. I’d finally embraced the idea and determined to get started when I was at my parent’s place for dinner together with one of my sisters. When my mother placed chicken broth in front of Charlie – he stated that he didn’t like carrots. I told him that I realized the problem was that he thought they were his Mum’s carrots where as these were Nanna’s carrots, and they would be perfectly fine! Four at the time, he bought the story and ate his soup. Fast-forward a couple of months and it’s the same meal and Charlie again explains very politely to my mother that he doesn’t eat carrots. My father chirps up and says these are Nanna’s Carrots – you’ll be fine… and I thought – great name for a song! I went home and wrote the first song: Nanna’s Carrots.

Shortly after that, life took me to live in the UK and then NY where I was shocked to see the state of childhood obesity. Greatly concerned about childhood obesity and knowing that music was such a great vehicle for getting a message across, I decided to continue creating songs around food. Little did I realise that Australia was heading down the same route.

Next, a colleague heard the song and thought it would make a great book, hence the book and CD sets of “Nanna’s Carrots” and “The Incredible Edible Alphabet”. My heart and intention was always to have a CD and DVD and finally – “It’s Yummy Tummy Time!” in both versions. Its great to see the impact these songs and books are having on kids. So much positive feed back that their children are insisting on putting a carrot into their lunch boxes!

Where do you draw your inspiration from for new Aunty Rozzy products?
Music is my first passion followed closely by food. The products come from both those inspirations. Although kids really embrace music at a very early age, they all still learn through different senses. Therefore the range of CD, DVD and Book and CD sets combined with live shows has been developed.

What is (currently) your most popular Aunty Rozzy product?
That’s got to be the DVD “Its Yummy Tummy Time!”

What can we expect of Aunty Rozzy in the future?
At the macro level – we’re hoping to get to TV! At the more immediate level, we are excited about making further headway into the Early Learning Sector with our Aunty Rozzy Live Shows for Preschools and Birthday Parties. With Aunty Rozzy currently relocating from Melbourne to Sydney, the shows will continue in Melbourne and get started in Sydney. Watch this space!

To learn more about Aunty Rozzy, to browse the range and to order online visit www.auntyrozzy.com.

Oct 212011
 

You might remember that back in July I attended the Bloggers Brunch in Melbourne. It’s good I had a great time because it was a long trip to make. On the way to Melbourne we drove during the night, so at least the kids and I got a little bit of sleep but I wasn’t really looking forward to the long journey back. Thankfully I received a fun Bloggers Brunch present that made the trip home a whole lot more pleasant: a Nanna’s Carrots Book & CD set by Aunty Rozzy.

Behind Aunty Rozzy hides a talented Australian musician and educator called Ros, and although I have never met ‘Aunty Rozzy’ myself I sort of feel I know her which is exactly the concept of Nanna’s Carrots. The book was developed to encourage children to eat their vegies, something many mums struggle with. By turning ordinary carrots into special ‘nanna’s’ carrots they become a lot nicer to eat! Kids just love the sound of someone called nanna or aunty.

The second book in the series, The Incredible Edible Alphabet, teaches the alphabet using colourful illustrations of different foods. The Aunty Rozzy books do not only educate kids about healthy eating, they also improve their reading/language skills. Magnificent mangoes, perfect peaches, luscious lemons, there is a lot more to these books than you think. In the ‘Spinach’ illustration alone you will find atleast 6 other S words to discuss!

Each Aunty Rozzy book is accompanied by a CD which contains a catchy sing-along song, an audio version of the book (read by Aunty Rozzy herself) and an instrumental karaoke track so your kids can sing to the tune (you’ll even find yourself humming along!). For a taste of what to expect you can listen to the Nanna’s Carrots song and The Incredible Edible Alphabet song on the Aunty Rozzy Website. A third book called The Family Tree of the Broccoli is in the making.

Aside from the awesome books and great songs Aunty Rozzy has thought of many more ways to improve the eating habits of Australian children. The website is a great place to visit together with your children, they will love the video’s, games and activities and you can come back regularly to browse the ever growing list of healthy recipes to make for and with your kids. Awesome Apple Chips, Stunning Spinach Frittata, there is plenty of choice even for fussy eaters.

To learn more about Aunty Rozzy, to check out the different books ($14.95-$29.95) and to order online visit www.auntyrozzy.com. Postage within Australia is just $4.95 per order.

For your chance to win a Nanna’s Carrots Book + CD set (soft cover) visit www.auntyrozzy.com and answer the following question: Which one of the Aunty Rozzy recipes would you like to try?

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Competition ends November 21, 2011. Sorry, Australian entries only.