"Hi. My name is Dr Peter Weatherall and I'm an independent children's musician and animator. My aim is to create high quality educational songs and videos for children, teachers and parents. I studied science, mathematics, languages and educational theory at university (and have, amongst other degrees, a PhD from Cambridge University). Many people with my educational background can write textbooks for children, or stand at a whiteboard or blackboard and deliver informative lectures: the question is, how much do children take in through these methods? Not a lot, especially young children and students with limited attention spans. Ever noticed how children will stare at cartoons for hours on end or listen to the latest pop music, and yet you can't get them to focus on a book or their homework for more than five minutes? How come they can rattle off the names of dozens of their favorite cartoon characters and memorize the lyrics of Lady Gaga and Katy Perry songs and they can't list the first ten elements of the periodic table or the stages of mitotic cell division? I deliver educational content to children that they will want to watch and listen to and that will stick: they simply won't be able to get the information contained in my songs and videos out of their heads. That's a guarantee.
I only show a limited amount of material online in low quality format, so if your children like what they see and hear, I'm happy to mail out DVDs to any international destination. I bundle the DVDs together into reasonably priced package deals and mail them out to you for free via airmail - yes, my prices really are that cheap and, no, I am not trying to scam you out of fifteen bucks and rip you off. My aim is to engage and educate young minds and not simply to sell "edutainment" products and make a profit. I have a genuine commitment to enriching young minds, not to feed them mind candy and line my own pockets in the process. So if you are looking for something different to the normal commercial offerings out there (Little Einsteins, Dora the Explorer, etc) you've come to the right place: hopefully your children will learn something of real educational value: to spell, do mathematics, develop factual scientific knowledge of physics, chemistry and biology, get A-grades on their school tests, and one day become a writer, mathematician or scientist . . . and have fun in the process. I want to help create informed and intelligent young people rather than the next generation of consumers. I have three children myself: I admit it, all they want to do is watch Nickelodeon cartoons and go to MacDonald's. It's tough trying to swim against the tide of corporate consumerist brainwashing children are subjected to. I am trying to sell you something on this website: not slickly packaged edutainment that will divert your children for an hour or two, but a vision of what the future should be in terms of audio-visual education for children.