They disbanded when Grant Fell left for Australia, and in 1985 Chris Matthews and bassist Johnny Pierce formed the International Headless Chickens along with Michael Lawry (guitar) and a drum machine.
Following the sad death of Pierce, Grant Fell rejoined the group on bass, and Bevan Sweeny completed the lineup in 1987. The Headless Chickens then went on to become one of New Zealand's most successful bands.
in 2005 the three surviving members of Children's Hour, with Failsafe Records Rob Mayes on bass, reconvened for a handful of reunion performances, playing a swag of material both old and new. The tour coincided with the retrospective release of 'Looking For The Sun', featuring Children's Hour live material from 1982-1983 - part of Mayes' archival 'Retrogenic' series.