In the Classroom
All programs are based on the requirements and request of the teacher or organizer. I do recommend that you arrange your student divisions or audience suitably to meet comfortable seating and to the maturity level of the listeners. This is thoroughly discussed and arranged prior to my visits so that the program is comfortable for all of us.
For preschool and kindergarten, I offer a “Rhythm & Rhyme” program that includes finger rhymes, participation and action stories. These performances include lots of repetition, participation songs and a puppet friend or two.
For the primary division, stories and songs are more developed, but still have lots of opportunity for participation.
For the junior and intermediate divisions, favorites include drama and scary stories. Junior grades may enjoy a participation story, whether vocal or through gesture, rap, poetry, or chant. Themes involve a mix of folktales, legends, fairytales, and personal tales with musical content, and can be tailored to suit current units of study or student interest.
- Urban Legends, and Ghost Tales
- Wonder Tales
- Tea and Toast Tales for Teens
- Who is Canadian, eh?
- Spooks and Spectres
- Trickster Tales
- Cottage Life
*This is a high demand program that is suitable for a wide age-range of listeners and fits most venues. Its goal is to inspire audience members to think about their own cultural experiences in life and to be aware of, and accept, our similarities and differences as people.