Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we at the Trevor Romain Company would like to offer our support to educators, school counselors, parents, guardians and especially kids. To inspire children and help them to remain happy, healthy and confident during this difficult time, and to encourage families to read more together, we are making two of Trevor Romain’s popular children’s e-books, Webster and Gone, available free of charge.
In order to make sure our community receives these books, the books will also be shared on our social media outlets, press release, and a newsletter to keep young minds stimulated and educated.
The company is also developing a three-part free mini e-course based on Trevor’s new book 'Connecting With Kids in a Disconnected World’, in the coming days. It's designed to help parents, guardians, educators and people better connect with children especially during this time of isolation. This helpful and highly informative mini course highlights proven tips, tricks, strategies and techniques from based on Trevor's 30 year career as a best-selling children's book author, award-winning illustrator and motivational speaker.
As we share about reading, existing fans and newcomers alike can listen now to how Trevor explains the significance in reading on Trevor’s new platform, The Trevor Romain podcast, where he suggests taking advantage of this time of social isolation by reading more, both individually and, as a family. He discusses this and how he overcame his struggles as an early reader to become a best-selling author on the episode: Reading While Isolated. We invite you to subscribe to the Trevor Romain podcast for notifications of upcoming episodes on your preferred platform including: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Deezer.
As another plus, the company is providing a 15% off promotion throughout the entire store with promo code: HELPATEACHER . Stay tuned for more updates as a subscriber to our newsletter here for exclusive perks and follow our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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Getting your child to exercise on a regular basis can be tough, especially in today’s tech-filled world. As you well know, daily exercise is extremely important for your child’s health. Here are some simple ways to knock out a workout with your child:
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Walk: Going on walks every day is easy and requires nothing but your body. Simply take a few laps around your neighborhood or spice it up and turn your walk into a hike! Walks are also the perfect time to talk and catch up with your child.
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Swimming: Going for a long swim during the summer is a great way to get in some cardio. It’s always fun to have races or time your child going from one end of the pool and back. Don’t have access to a pool? Make a day of it and go to your nearest lake or even the beach, just don’t forget to put on sunscreen!
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Dance Party: Having a random dance party is always fun. Let your child put together a playlist of five or so songs and dance through them all! This is a great way to learn your kid’s music taste and build some confidence in their dance moves.
The original blog entry was posted on 30Seconds.com when Trevor was a guest contributor here.
Oh my goodness. I can't remember when I last had goose bumps and swimming eyes like this.
I don't often share links on my posts but I have a tiny personal link in something globally important and this has a connection and line directly to my heart.
You see a few years ago I was having dinner with family friends. I was sitting next to one of their three incredible daughters, Megan, who was twelve at the time and a budding singer/songwriter.
Throughout most of the meal, she and I were talking about music. She asked me how people go about writing songs and I told her how I wrote songs with my friend Carl Thiel for my TV series.
And even before the meal was over, and because she is one amazing kid, and I am a 14 year old trapped in an older dude's body, we decided, there and then, to write a song together about kindness and compassion.
We got right to it. We excused ourselves and went to the piano in the living room and she came up with a wonderful melody.
After discussing ideas around the meaning of the song, I went home and wrote the lyrics. She made a rough recording and we all enjoyed the result. I tried to share the song with some producers but to no avail however...the seeds were sewn for her song, Hand In Hand. When Megan was thirteen and in 7th grade she was given a school project to do anything she was passionate about.
And that's when she, and her mom Carolyn, remembered the song we had written the year before.
Megan created her project (pictured here) and presented it at school, coupled with the original recording of the song she wrote, sang, played and produced herself, on Garage Band, with her own harmonies.
Fast forward to the present.
Megan is fifteen and this is what's happening with the song right now, in Megan's mother's own words:
'The idea for Project Empathy was borne out of a conversation in January with a friend who teaches in China and was experiencing the threat of the coronavirus firsthand.
In an attempt to comfort his students who, like him, were quarantined in their apartments, he sent out a message of empathy and encouragement to his kids that was obviously well received.
A few days later, I remembered a song my daughter had written in middle school that she used for a project to show how music could be used as therapy to help children in difficult situations.
I sent the song across to him in China, offering it as a tool for when he next connected with his students.
He came back with a request that it be presented in video format so that subtitles could run across the screen simultaneously so the kids could understand the intent of the song.
I elicited the help of two creative friends in Austin and Project Empathy was borne.
We started small by recording my daughter's voice and coming up with an idea of how to film her, but deep down I knew it could be so much more.
I knew that if we involved more children on our end it would give them an opportunity to grow their empathy muscles, which would in turn make the project mutually beneficial to both parties.
I asked the middle school choir director if she would be interested in creating harmonies and performing alongside my daughter, she agreed.
I asked the principal at the elementary school if the children might be interested in drawing pictures or writing letters expressing empathy to be included in the project, she said yes.
I asked neighbors if their children would be willing to be extras in the filming portion of the project, and they gave their consent.
Soon, this joint effort to creatively express our empathy through music and art became a connection point for our small community.
So, this is what we present to you. A labor of love from a small community in Austin, Texas, to be shared with children quarantined the world over because of the coronavirus.
Empathy is knowing that we can’t change your situation, but we can offer to enter in to it with you – even from a distance – to say we see you, we feel with you, and we hope our music makes you feel like we are sitting right there with you, hand in hand, waiting for this storm to pass.' - Carolyn Grant
Please listen to the song and join me in sharing the talents of an amazing child, her wonderful family, and an incredibly compassionate community.
Watch the video below:
Julia is the Animator of The Trevor Romain Company. In 2014, she graduated from Austin Community College with an AA in 2D Animation and obtained a certificate in Illustration from the same college in 2015. Working for The Trevor Romain Company has been a dream for her as she is passionate about animation and entertaining children, and she herself to become an aspiring children’s book author and illustrator.
In her spare time, Julia likes to do Zumba, write stories, draw, paint, watch movies either at home or in the theaters, listen to and see Broadway musicals, shop, and hang out with her friends.
We're excited to announce the launch of Trevor's new book, Go Read is available on Audio!
Apple Link: Go Read - iBooks
Amazon: Go Read - Amazon
Audible: Go Read - Audible (UK, FR, DE)
Amira is the Social Media Intern at the Trevor Romain Company.
In 2018, she graduated with a BFA in Photography from Herron School of Art and Design and a BS in Media Arts and Science from Indiana University's School of Informatics and Computing. Currently living and working in Indianapolis, she enjoys filling her time with content creation, cultural and community enrichment, and petting every dog she finds along the way.
Her passion for storytelling and viral content has landed her many intern positions and fellowships in her current state of Indiana. A Philadelphia native, Amira lends her time to organizations like the Harrison Center for the Arts, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Society for Photographic Education, and ACM SIGGRAPH.
When she isn’t working, Amira enjoys watching Disney movies, making dinner for friends, and playing video games.
Morgan Kilgo is the Public Relations Intern here at the Trevor Romain Company.
Morgan graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor in Journalism. During her time in school, Morgan worked for her school newspaper as a Broadcast Reporter, where she developed her love for writing and telling people’s stories.
As a big sister to three brothers, Morgan has always loved kids. When she’s not creating content for TRC, you can find Morgan babysitting one of the many families she considers herself apart of. Did we mention she loves kids?
After hearing Trevor’s story and seeing the work done by TRC, Morgan knew it was the perfect place for her to start her career as it allowed her the opportunity to combine her love for writing with her love for kids.
In her free time, Morgan loves to go out dancing, see Broadway plays, workout, and travel.
Jennifer Drullinger is the Chief Financial Officer for the Trevor Romain Company and has served in that role since joining the company in January 2019.
Jennifer brings a unique background to TRC, having both private sector experience as a Controller as well as public sector experience as a High School Teacher. She has a passion for education and childhood development, which is why Jennifer was attracted to coming on-board as the CFO for the Trevor Romain Company.
Jennifer is a native of Brenham, Texas - home of Blue Bell Ice Cream. She earned her B.S. in Mathematics with a Minor in Secondary Education from Texas State University, and her Master's in School Counseling from Lamar University. She currently lives in Ridegcrest, CA with her husband and a 5-year old cocker spaniel named Benji that she rescued in early 2019
Alex Bryant serves as the Media Relations Director for the Trevor Romain Company since June 2019. He's responsible to streamline and amplify the media circulation of the co-founder, the company and its entities in a positive manner through social media and press outreach.
Since graduating from Angelo State University in San Angelo, TX with a B.F.A. degree in Studio Art with a specification in Graphic Design in 2014, Alex moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue his career within the entertainment industry for his work in graphic design, social media and television production. Throughout the span of 5 years, Alex worked for companies including: CBS, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Dick Clark Productions and NBCUniversal's Esquire and Bravo TV networks. As a result, he received an Emmy ® certificate for his contributions at Entertainment Tonight, 4 American Advertising Awards and most recently named Black Enterprise's Modern Man of Distinction for his contributions to diversity and inclusion initiatives and social media. Alex has also been featured on Hallmark Channel's Home and Family, Oprah.com and CBS. In addition, he's commonly known for his devoted help to the Oprah Winfrey Network as a distinguished OWNer/OWN Ambassador, his contributions to the Nelson Mandela Foundation and his invitation to the Dei Ngu Temple in Westminster, CA from his holiness the Dalai Lama.
During his spare time, Alex empowers, engages and enlightens people from all walks of life through awe-inspiring stories detailing the process of overcoming hardships to interactive workshops to harness practical career building skills as he speaks at conference panels and college campuses such as: Virginia Commonwealth University, Long Beach City College, Middle Tennessee State University and Texas A&M University. As a natural humanitarian, lifelong student and a dedicated professional, Alex strives to share his humbleness to people young and young at heart to dream BIG!
Email Alex: email@example.com
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