Wiggles wiggled into town

The infamous Wiggles made a stop at the BOK Center on Sun., Aug. 2, as part of their Go Bananas Live Tour, performing in a total of 34 cities.

Tickets for this coveted event ranged from $20-$89, depending on the online outlet.  Several vendors, however, were already posting that they were sold-out weeks before the show.

When this beloved family entertainment band arrived into Tulsa, they showcased some old favorites as well as their latest hit “Monkey Man” featuring Australian pop sensation Kylie Minogue from their most recent album “The Wiggles Go Bananas.”

The Wiggles consist of Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the Octopus, and Wags the Dog. Of course, we can’t forget all the Wiggly Dancers, either, who were busier than ever highlighting some new wiggle moves.
Along with some good family entertainment, The Wiggles are also supporting the nationwide early literacy program Reach Out and Read on their “Go Bananas Live!" Summer Tour.

Reach Out and Read (ROR) trains doctors and nurses to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud and to give books to children between 6 months and 5 years old at regular pediatric checkups.

Reach Out and Read has always said that “Reading is doctor-recommended.”  Now reading is Wiggle-recommended too! See the recommendation list here:

The Wiggles are also proud to announce the launch of www.WiggleTime.com, their brand new virtual world for children.  Created specifically for preschoolers and their parents, WiggleTime.com provides toddlers with a safe and fun learning environment online.

At this site, parents are able to monitor their child’s progress and have access to premium promotional offers, competitions, merchandise discounts and presale Wiggles tickets!

About The Wiggles
The Wiggles, the world’s #1 preschool entertainers, performed over 300 shows to more than 1.5 million fans since 2005 in the United States alone. The Wiggles perform over 200 shows annually across four continents.

The Wiggles are seen on TV in over 110 countries worldwide. Fans will be able to catch The Wiggles on television exclusively in the U.S. on 24-hour preschool network Sprout beginning August 24, 2009. The Wiggles have sold more than 22.5 million videos and 7 million CDs in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

About Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read (ROR) is a national nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud at regular pediatric checkups.

More than 20 million books have been distributed through ROR, which currently serves 25 percent of the most impoverished children in the U.S. ROR is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and has one of the strongest records of research support of any primary care intervention.

This year, ROR’s 20th Anniversary, ROR pediatricians will provide 6 million new books to 3.8 million children at 4,535 healthcare Sites in all 50 states. For further information, please visit ROR’s website at www.reachoutandread.org.