Sing, Laugh, Jump, Clap!
In his programs for young children and his workshops for those who work with them, Tim’s special gift for this age group comes into play (in all senses of the word). His program “Sing, Say, Laugh, Clap!”engages kids in lively songs, finger plays, flannel board stories, other participatory stories, and movement activities. These are not only captivating and fun, but also help develop language skills and literacy readiness. His workshops for Early Childhood teachers and staff, day care providers, and librarians have immersed them in favorite activities from his repertoire, accompanied by ideas for building on them to enrich learning experiences, and resources to help them explore further.
Tim’s performances and workshops for and about young children have been supported by:
• Early Childhood Departments in school systems
• Preschools, daycare centers and public libraries under Community Partnership For Children grants.
• Headstart programs
• Family Centers
• Children’s Museums
• VSA Arts of Massachusetts, as an artist in residence in many special needs and integrated preschool and kindergarten classrooms.
|PRAISE FOR TIM’S WORK WITH YOUNG CHILDREN:“It was a sincere delight to partake in and witness the joy that your presence brought to the Amherst Family Center . … Thank you again for touching many hearts with your magic.”
Mary Rives, Director
“In part because of the energetic and high-quality programming you provided, Week of the Young Child and our Storytelling Festival were both great successes. …Your stories and songs were truly delightful and I talked with a number of visitors who were just so happy to have had the chance to hear you perform.”
Kelly Baldwin, Music Educator & Programmer