Melody Angel Bainbridge-Todd is 15 years old, and proud to be Home Educated! She loves to draw, sing (plays the guitar) and enjoys experimenting in the kitchen. Melody is also very fond of writing stories, and has a wonderful imagination. We love Google Classroom.
Home is where the heart is!
Melody tries to post new drawings on Instagram on a daily basis. All depends on how busy she is. When she gets a like on a drawing, a new follower etc ... "It makes her very HAPPY!" If you like her art, please do follow her on Instagram. Link below. (Don't worry, she tells me everything, and is very educated when it comes to the Internet, good and bad!)
THE COOK BOOK IS SADLY ON HOLD, SHAME AS MELODY HAD THREE VERY HEALTHY RECIPES BASED ON DR. MICHAEL GREGER'S HEALTH ADVICE
Melody created this amazing drawing for a children's cookbook. It was going to promote the positive side to Home Education. The book is on hold. Shame as Melody had three healthy recipes based on Dr. Michael Greger's health advice.
DR. MICHAEL GREGER - NUTRITION EXPERT
Melody created the amazing drawing below of Dr. Michael Greger from Nutrition Facts. He is the Rock Star of Nutrition. A true HERO!
And how cool, Dr. Greger's team left Melody a positive message:
Nutrition_facts_org: This is so great! Nice work Melody! Kristina, Social Media Director
LOCAL INDEPENDENT COUNCIL SUPPORTS HOME ED ARTIST MELODY! Councillor Kevin Griffiths prints off Melody's Digital Art
We are so lucky to have such an amazing Local Independent Council and Councillor Kevin Griffiths! Every time I post Melody's Digital art on Facebook, Kevin prints off her drawings for free. And personally posts them through our door. So kind, and a real credit to Government Services. If only other Councils, and Government Services could follow in his positive footsteps! And see how Home Educated children thrive in a Home Environment.
A WONDERFUL FATHER GIVES MELODY A MICROPHONE
Thanks to Jason Sivyer for giving Melody a microphone to support her singing. She would never have been able to record this song without it.
AMERICAN FILM DIRECTOR, TOM SEIDMAN, SUPPORTS MELODY'S SINGING
Thank you to Film Director, Tom Seidman, for supporting Melody's singing. Tom sent Melody a link for Britain's Got Talent last year, sadly she did not get in. But on the upside there are a lot of wonderful people that do support her.
Tom Seidman also kindly sent Melody a Christmas Bunny film, to help find homes for her bunny rabbits, which she is allergic to.
HELP, WE NEED TO FIND OUR BUNNY RABBITS SOME GOOD HOMES!
We are still looking for people to adopt our baby bunnies. Long funny story. Lets just say, Melody is super allergic to the rabbits. They make her sneeze and wheeze. The bunnies keep escaping and getting pregnant. HELP! We really need to find them some good homes.
Melody's first pet rabbit, Cindy WOO!
Cindy Woo used to be in Melody's art videos as a child!
Here is Melody singing the Little Snowflake song. Cindy Woo (bunny rabbit) is mentioned
in the song.
Draw blue nose bunny rabbit Cindy Woo
Here you can see Melody drawing of Cindy Woo - her pet bunny rabbit - as a Blue Nose character. And Cindy Woo is watching!
LEGO GAVE MELODY A PRESENT BECAUSE THEY LOVED HER LEGO SONGS/VOICE
Thank you Lego for supporting Melody's singing. They gave her a present, see video:
LEGO SONG - ORIGINAL BY MELODY
Melody wrote this song three years ago, when she was 12 years old. She had a radio show called, "Never too old for Lego!" Such a shame the Internet and Radio Host (nothing to do with Lego) let her down. Children were sending in their Lego songs and drawings. One day things will change, and children and family will be first again! Home Education makes that dream a real possibility, which is why everyone should support it!
Melody singing, "Lego did you know?"
EMAIL FROM LEGO (LEGO PRESENT FOR MELODY)
Lego loved Melody's Lego songs and voice!
MANGA ARTIST/AUTHOR MARK CRILLEY LIKED MELODY'S DRAWING ON INSTAGRAM
Thanks you to Manga Artist/Author, Mark Crilley, for giving Melody a like, and thank you on Instagram.
BIG THANKS TO RACHEL RENEE RUSSELL (AUTHOR OF DORK DIARIES)
Rachel supports Home Education!
Rachel Renee Russell (Dork Diary author) gave Melody this wonderful book for her birthday! She supports Home Education!
Melody opening up her birthday package from Author Rachel Renee Russell (Dork Diaries!)
ARTIST HUWJ GAVE MELODY THIS DRAWING WHEN WE VISITED COMIC CON
Thanks to Daily Mirror artist HuwJ for giving Melody a fantastic drawing and offering to help find homes for her bunny rabbits, which she is allergic to.
FAIRY ARTIST JOSEPHINE WALL
Below you can see a sketch by fairy artist Josephine Wall, and Melody's little doodle. She was around 6 years old at the time. We got to meet Josephine Wall thanks to the owners of the Enchanted Manor.
As a small child, Melody danced to our Butterfly Lullaby song at the Enchanted Manor in front of Fairy Artist ... Josephine Wall. We did have a video of this event (Melody dancing as the Butterfly Princess), sadly my business got attacked and hacked; the video got destroyed! All I have left is the sweet memory. But what a happy, and positive memory it is!
Here you can see Melody at the Enchanted Manor with the Kirks Folly. And Melody's Dad singing Butterfly Kisses. There are also some photographs of Josephine Wall.
Best Wedding Song ever for the bride Butterfly Kisses sung by Jakson Lee
AMERICAN TALENT SCOUT SAID THIS ABOUT THE CROWN SONG MELODY CREATED:
Omg! I Love It! Thank you soooo much for sharing.
May I share as well?
Above quote by Christina Macias from OMEGA TALENT AGENCY
CROWN SONG - ORIGINAL BY MELODY ANGEL
This is just a random song Melody created. It means nothing. Thankfully, she has her head screwed on, and is concentrating on her Education, rather than boys. Sensible girl!
But, the lyrics are clever. Well done Melody!
But, the lyrics are clever. Well done Melody!
FAMILY AND FRIENDS SUPPORT
Home is where the heart is...
Home sweet home...
Mi casa es su casa... yeah.
Now they don't say any of this about work...
Why do you think that is?
Because home is incredible!
My work here is done...
Well, it's never done but...I'm going to take a break!
Big thanks to Uncle Andrew for helping us get her the computer, so she can create digital art. And thanks to my Mum, Dad, Morag, Amy and Michelle for donations.
As a child, Melody has created many wonderful fun and amazing art videos here on You Tube under Butterfly Lullaby , and a made up name or two. When she was in State School I had to protect her identity, so Melody wore a mask and was named Little Snowflake, then Snowdrop. In the Cookbook, 'Food for thought - learning through food,' she talks about why she begged me to Home Educate her. Melody had me in tears, and she told me when she wrote about this, it made her cry too. I am just so thankful that I listened to her, and did what she wanted, which was to be Home Educated. Melody did try Comp for one day, and refused to go back. I guess the problem is, State School does not understand Dyslexia, and the Gift our children have been given.
My cousin, Mandy, Home Educated Jodie. She was also bullied in State School. I cannot imagine what she went through, because poor Jodie has Cystic Fibrosis and Diabetes. Chelsea her other daughter was also bullied, and had to move school. Funny thing is, I included their bullying stories into my Butterfly Lullaby Fairy Book, and never imagined Melody would also suffer bullying in main stream school.
Just recently I spoke to a Home Ed Mum who mentioned that her daughter would like to write about why she wanted to be Home Educated. State School caused her anxiety issues. This is happening all over the world. And needs to be dealt with. Our children deserve happiness! They cannot learn if they are stressed out, bullied and sad!
I hope that we manage to get a camcorder so she can create some new art and singing videos. Here is Melody in 2012 (nearly 6 years ago), "Drawing with Fidget the Gerbil." The Blue Nose Friend Toy character drawings are adorable!
Fidget Gerbil drawing
Melody has had over 83,000 hits on her original Flower Alien design. She created this in 2010. Nearly 8 years ago.
One of my favourites videos, is Melody's first ever You Tube video. She came home after visiting the Circus with her father, and created this cute little mask and glove. Video uploaded in 2011, but as you can see, Melody was very young. Just adorable! How to make a clown mask. I love it when she says, "You gotta cut, cut, cut!"
She really wanted to sing at the end of the video. Such a shame I ran out of battery.
GOOGLE THANK YOU!
I would like to say thank you to Google (You Tube) for allowing me to follow my daughters artistic journey on the Internet, and support her talent. Love you guys!
And we adore Google Classroom! You have made Home Education fun and easy. Home Education is a positive thing. It promotes children and family. And gives our children what they need!
We are very lucky to have found an English and Maths tutor that has been published by THE CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY.
She is an amazing teacher, and understands Dyslexia and the need to take things slowly. Her teacher has placed the below banner Melody created, on her Google Classroom page. How cool is that!
Melody's teacher gives her positive feedback on her writing skills, which encourages her to do well in English. Her English is better than mine when I left State School. I was taught ITA English.
Here is an example of Melody's writing
I look at Melody and what a positive, and amazing role model she is for young girls. And I am so thankful that she is uploading art drawings on Instagram, and not selfies like some of the school girls are. Especially, as these self portraits show them in a bad light. Crop tops, and showing too much in the top area. Sadly, they are acting and dressing older than they are. Hopefully, they will stop and think, and ask themselves, "What am I good at?" And instead of trying to attract boys, they will promote something that shows their own talent.
If my daughter, Melody, can build Lego like a boy. Doesn't that show that Home Education expands the mind! And is something to be proud of!!!
CHECK OUT SOME OF MELODY'S SINGING STORIES ON THIS BLOG:
Melody hated reading in State School, look at her now!
Such a shame Prince William could not attend one of the Libraries to hear Melody sing the stories. She is a credit to all Dyslexic Children. Dyslexia is a GIFT!
There are many wonderful Home Educated children who are a true credit to Home Ed. And good old fashioned family values. Putting our children first really does work!
COLOUR ME A FAIRIES WISH
I am proud to say I got to work with a very famous man from Children's TV. Melody is in the video, "Colour me a fairies wish!" As you can see, she is very young. Sadly, my business got destroyed by bad people. But it has taken me on another exciting journey!
BUTTERFLY LULLABY ... PRINCESS MELODY
Melody is also the star in my Butterfly Lullaby book. The Butterfly Princess.
She looked adorable in the costume I made.
It is a long story, my Butterfly Lullaby business was always under attack, and got hacked. That is the problem with small business, you have nobody to protect you. But on the upside, I have been on a magical Home Ed and Google Journey, which has helped Melody and our family as a whole. Turning a negative into a POWERFUL POSITIVE!
Here is the Mark Jermin Stage School dancing to our Butterfly Lullaby song. It was a shame Melody was not able to join the act. But as you can see from this blog, Melody is a star in her own right!
Here is Melody's drawing of The Japanese Knotweed Warrior. The misunderstood plant, which will hopefully one day get the positive media it deserves. After all, it is important we protect our family health, bees and planet! Watch this space!
Japanese Knotweed makes amazing natural soap. This plant is used in many of our cosmetics today. Resveratrol (anti-ageing). See Science Lab email on my blog:
Before Home Education, we knew nothing about diet. Melody's peak flow has gone up since introducing more fruit and veg into her diet. She has not had to go into hospital with Asthma, as it is under control. Melody does not get bad Chest Infections like she used to. It is a win, win!
Food (fruit and veg) is our medicine, Dr. Michael Greger:
Google care about their staff, and us! That is why they invited Dr. Michael Greger to their Google Office to talk about the importance of real NUTRITION!
I thought the whole point of education was to give children employment. So I cannot work out why Matilda's parents have been threatened with jail?
LONDON MUMS MAGAZINE
I used to write lots of positive art and craft articles for London Mums Magazine. http://londonmumsmagazine.com
Thankfully, they are going to try and help us find some of our bunny rabbits some homes. Coco Boo and Patch are now friends. It took three years. But it is lovely to see them run freely in the garden. We will keep some bunnies; however, we do need to find the others homes, so they can have the same lifestyle as these two.
Some rabbits fight, and get pregnant, which is why we have to separate them.
In this world you come up against jealous people, who will stop at nothing to destroy talented and gifted children. But don't let that stop you. Surround yourself with kind, positive people, and ignore those that are unkind!
We have come up against some nasty mothers, but thankfully, there are some good ones too. And at the end of the day, because I listen and try and help my daughter, she tells me every day that she loves me, and that I am in her eyes, "THE BEST MUM IN THE WORLD!"
I BELIEVE MELODY COULD EARN MONEY CREATING PET PORTRAITS,
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Our friends tell us to send her art off to Illustrators to get their feedback.
It is lovely to have the support from some very kind people, who truly support children.
Melody has many supporters, which helps her to shine brightly!
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS!
CHECK OUT DR MICHEAL GREGER'S NUTRITION FACTS:
CHECK OUT DR MICHEAL GREGER'S NUTRITION FACTS:
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