Fun for the entire family! Hands-on activities, free books, balloon twisting, Outback Ray, and of course, musician Jim Gill! Performers are sponsored by the Lucy & Emily Beasley Charitable Trust.
Get ready to sing, clap, dance and spin along during this visit by award-winning musician and author Jim Gill.
Jim Gill’s distinctive music play creates the spirit of a family room in the concert hall and is an invitation to children, parents and grandparents to sing and play together!
Jim Gill is a musician and author with unique credentials among children's artists. Jim is a child development specialist, completing his graduate studies in child development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago with a special emphasis on the study of play. For this reason, each of Jim's recordings and books is created as an opportunity for playful interactions between a child and a caring adult. Anyone who has experienced one of Jim's family concerts knows that rather than performing for the children and parents, Jim leads them to sing and play together.
Jim has released ten award-winning CDs of music play for young children that are favorites in family rooms, classrooms and playrooms. Jim is also the author of two children's books, "A Soup Opera" and "May There Always Be Sunshine."
Performers are sponsored by the Lucy & Emily Beasley Charitable Trust.
10:45 am - He's Back! Musician Jim Gill's Sing-a-thon of Celebrated Songs
11:45 am - Outback Ray and his amazing animal friends. See captive-born exotic animals up close and personal!
1:00 pm - Jim Gill - afternoon matinee performance
Local community organizations will share hands-on activities and information about services for families.
Each child in attendance will take home a free book sponsored in part by Children & Books.
Week of the Young Child: Join us for a fun-filled week, April 17-21, celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and communities. Visit our online calendar to discover more events and activities encouraging movement and healthy lifestyles through music, food, and art.
AGE GROUP: | Tween | Toddler | Teen | School Age (Grades K-2) | School Age (Grades 3-5) | Preschool |
EVENT TYPE: | Special Events | Nature & Outdoors | Music | Live Performance | Books & Writing |
TAGS: | WOYC |
|Mon, Jun 05||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Tue, Jun 06||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Wed, Jun 07||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 08||10:00AM to 8:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 09||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Jun 10||10:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 11||1:00PM to 5:00PM|
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