In this video, we learn the Pledge of Allegiance (with text for young readers) and introduce the vocabulary word, “indivisible”. This is a great way for children to memorize the pledge, and for teachers to segue into a discussion about the pledge, and what it means to be an American. In these … [Read more...] about The Pledge of Allegiance for kids
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March is almost here, which means the weather will be changing from winter to spring! Which do you prefer, winter or spring? Check out this video for preschoolers about the changing seasons. Soon I'll be packing away my winter puppet and magic show and will be featuring a new spring show for … [Read more...] about In like a lion, out like a lamb!
The last few scheduled performances of my winter show are always tricky... will it still feel like winter, or will it feel like spring? Last year, due to a mild winter, there were kids wearing shorts at the last two performances of the "Super Snowy Magic Show". This year, it's mostly felt wintry … [Read more...] about Rockin’ Robins are back
Well, okay. Snow day. Just got word my two shows are canceled today. I was like, "But... but... this is the PERFECT weather for 'Tales of Winter Wonder'!" Oh well, we'll reschedule. This happened once in NYC - a performance of my Super Snowy Magic Show at a Harlem preschool was snowed out. We … [Read more...] about “Tales of Winter Wonder” snowed out!
I've always been an independent person. I am comfortable being alone and working by myself, and though I recognize the great value of working with a team or a group, I find it much easier to get things done on my own. Rehearsals, for example, are much more challenging when you're in a troupe or a … [Read more...] about Time to be bold