Original Songs, Videos & Books, Colorful Illustrations, Lovable Puppets & Captivating Stories Join Together With Jamie To Create A Warm & Nurturing Environment Where Children Can Discover The World & Themselves
The screen lights up and you’re instantly transported to a magical place where colors are brighter, faces are friendlier, music is happier and the whole world is bigger and better than you ever imagined it could be. And, best of all, your host in this wondrous new destination is so instantly likable and trustworthy, you’re ready to follow her wherever her imagination – and yours – will take you.
Welcome to GigglesandStardust.com, a brand-new online destination created by and starring a true Renaissance woman in the realm of child education – teacher, author, composer, illustrator, award-winning artist and loving Mom, Jamie Lee Hoffer.
Already an increasingly popular online personality among children and their parents thanks to a series of musical and educational videos on YouTube and elsewhere, Jamie officially launches the new Giggles and Stardust site today.
Featuring enchanting videos, original songs, book readings, colorful artwork, important life lessons, and a family of lovably unique puppets, Giggles and Stardust easily manages to be entirely contemporary while embracing the nostalgia of beloved childhood classics.
Tipping its hat to the warm and loving sensibilities that made shows like “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” and “Sesame Street” such timeless classics, GigglesandStardust.com stands in direct contrast to the overly slick, hyperkinetic children’s fare so prevalent today in favor of a thoroughly accessible environment designed not only to entertain young children but to educate them as well.
On the new Giggles and Stardust site, for example, young children are invited to spend time with Jamie and her puppet pals – including Pickles, Aunt Gloria, Cody, Sequoia, Madison Dragonson and Wide Mouth Bullfrog – as they share music, stories, social interactions, and lessons about nature, creativity, and friendship. Highlights of the site also include jam-packed Giggle Time Episodes filled with captivating, learning-centric stories, art, dance, music, and adventures.
With a focus on rhythm, color, hand/eye coordination, textural exploration, movement, storytelling, and self-expression, Giggles and Stardust is a space fueled by curiosity, excitement, and a fun-loving spirit.
Giving Children The Gift Of Learning & Imagination
Giggles and Stardust is a subscription-based site offering monthly, weekend or annual passes beginning at only $6.99 per month – making it an ideal gift for your own children or for family members, friends or co-workers with preschoolers in their lives. In addition to subscription-based passes, visitors to the GigglesandStardust.com site can purchase one of several books written and illustrated by Jamie, including “I Don’t Want To Wear A Diaper Anymore,” “There’s a Jungle in the Back of My House” and “My Friend Sam.” Visitors to the site can also download her new album, “Songs From the House on the Hill” for instantly catchy songs that even a grown-up will love!
Giggles and Stardust subscriptions include:
- Themed content that includes activities, puppets, videos, songs, and book readings
- Age-appropriate art projects designed for preschoolers
- Adventures in which Jamie accompanies her young friends on various outings
- Kid-friendly interviews with professionals in their fields discussing topics such as bugs, health, art, music, dance and more
- Puppet stories linked to episode themes
- Songs and music videos
- Book readings
- Easy access to such merchandise as clothing and books, with more to come
To check out Jamie’s CD of original songs, visit Apple Music (also available on Pandora, Spotify and YouTube Music). In addition, parents can sign up to receive the Giggles and Stardust newsletter.
Born and raised in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Jamie showed promise as an artist from a very young age, parlaying that talent into a BFA degree from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. After later relocating to Los Angeles, she became a sought-after graphic artist until she began teaching art to children ages 5-11 while also working as a preschool teacher for children ages 14 to 24 months (“Best job I ever had!” she says.).
When COVID forced millions of children (and adults, of course) to learn and work from home, Jamie, her supportive husband Andrew Hoffer, and a talented team of educators, programmers and entertainment industry advisors joined forces to create Giggles and Stardust – a site designed to encourage preschoolers and their families to have fun while learning from everywhere and anywhere around the world. Giggles and Stardust was thoughtfully designed to teach “these newest humans on our planet that although feeling joy and happiness is wonderful, feelings of sadness, frustration or anxiousness are normal and an important part of what makes us the very special people that we are.”
Commenting on the launch of her new “baby,” Jamie says, “Everything I’ve done throughout my career and personal life – from being a singer-songwriter and artist to mother and preschool teacher – has led me to the creation and launch of GigglesandStardust.com. My goal is to show little ones that they are loved, supported, and important. Here, we sing, we laugh, we ask big questions, we wonder, we create, we love, and we all belong! Let’s help each other grow in confidence, connection, and love. Thank you for joining us. And remember – together, we can make the world a kinder place…one giggle at a time.”
For more information, please visit www.gigglesandstardust.com