Stars of the 2018 Winter Toddler Show
It’s been a genuinely pleasant holiday break for me – it was a crazy fall and December, and I appreciated a little time off. But now we’re hitting the end of winter vacation and I’m anxious to get back to shows and rehearsals and work.
My “Tales of Winter Wonder” show is booked through February, and on Monday I will premiere a toddler winter show. Often, when I perform at preschools, the babies and toddlers are not brought in to see the show.
It takes a long time for them to get settled, they often cry, and frankly, children 2 and younger can’t really follow the story of a show like “Tales of Winter Wonder”.
So, starting a couple years ago, I began offering a toddler/baby version of some of my shows so that the littlest ones can enjoy a performance, too. The toddler show is usually related to the theme of the “big” show, but includes more music and a simpler story.
Also, the toddler shows are designed to be able to move quickly from room to room so I can go into the nursery rooms instead of having to bring the kids into a big room.
Anyway, I decided the toddler version of “Tales of Winter Wonder” would be called “Snow Bunnies”, but it’s actually based the nursery rhyme about the three little kittens who lost their mittens. Three kittens have lost their mittens, and we go on a journey to find them.
It follows a familiar formula for me – when I did weekly shows in Hoboken, I often used a “something is lost/stolen and we need to go find it” framework for stories. It lends itself well to shows for very young children.
So that starts up again on Monday, and I’m anxious to get back to the structure of “normal” life… the routine. Get up, get the kids to school, go do shows, exercise, work, etc.
As a solo entrepreneur who works from home, I depend heavily on a daily routine to keep me focused and moving forward.