I had a privilege to attend the Hi-5 Philippines media launch held at TV5 and it was one of the fun event I attended! The group that captivated our hearts with their singing, dancing, story-telling, Hi-5 from Australia now has a Philippine version to bring joy to our Pinoy kids!
Until now that Sofi is 8 years old, we still watch Hi- 5. She follow their dance steps, we know all their songs by heart and we learn values with their story-telling.
And I'm excited to share with you that the award-winning Australian children's edutainment program now has an all-Filipino cast. Hi-5 Philippines is the first for the series franchise in Asia and it will air at TV5 every weekdays starting June 15 at 8:30am and 3:35pm.
Launched in Australia in 1999, Hi-5 rapidly grew popularity over the years. It has won three Logie Awards for Most Outstanding Children's Program, five ARIA Awards for Best Children's Album and five Australian DVD and Video Industry Awards, among other achievements. It was then that Hi-5 started expanding its reach by franchising the show across North America, Europe, Australasia, Latin America and Asia.
While waiting for the media launch to start, kids who were brought by their mommy/daddy and media bloggers were treated to a coloring fest to keep them busy. I was not able to bring Sofi because she has school already that started last June 1. :(
We were told to go to the studio to get a glimpse of what to expect with Hi-5 Philippines.
Can you recognize her? We were all surprise when we found out who she is! I'll
let you know who she is at the end of this post. :)
And of course, who is the best guest for the launch? Fely Irvine of Hi-5 Australia! We all know that she is half Filipino and half Australian and she'll be gracing the mall tour of Hi-5 Philippines!
The Hi-5 Philippines cast of Gerard Pagunsan, Aira Binas, Rissey Reyes, Alex Reyes and Fred Lo are set to bring a Hi-5 House Party in every household as the interact with kids in both English and Filipino, inviting the young audience to sing and dance along to the show's iconic songs and lessons.
I love how they included popular Hi-5 songs and made some Filipino version too. They tagalized some songs to reach more to the masses. The story-telling were in Filipino also.
The dynamic new quintet all boast of extensive backgrounds in performing arts and will now channel that energy to engage kids in music, imaginative play, social interaction and developmental growth in a fun way.
And we are all excited because this is the first time that the Hi-5 franchise assembled an entirely new cast for the localization of the show in Asia.
Watch how the Hi-5 gang of Gerard, Aira, Rissey, Alex and Fred makes learning exciting and fun for kids through songs and dancing.
Can you guess what action song is this? Yes! It's the L.O.V.E!
The wait is finally over! Hi-5 Philippines will be airing on TV5 starting this Monday, June 15 at 8:30am and 3:45pm. It's going to be a Hi-5 on TV5 with more songs, dance, stories for the Pinoy kids everyday! Yay!!!
Mommies, daddies, titas and titos, do you still remember our Batibot days? Yep, that's Ate Sienna! We were so kilig when we found out that she's part of the Hi-5 production!
Can't pass up without a pic with Fely!
Hey kids, now here's your chance to meet the Hi-5 gang in person!
Thank you TV5 and Hi-5 Philippines for the invite and congratulations!
Don't forget, Hi-5 Philippines will air weekdays at 8:30am and 3:45pm starting June 15, on the Happy Network TV5.