In a nutshell (as my puppet friend Shelly the Squirrel likes to put it), I'm a children's entertainer specializing in performing for ages 1-7 yrs., in the Tri-State - New York, New Jersey, & Connecticut - Metro Region. Trained in theater arts and early childhood education, (M.S.Ed. Bank Street College of Education), I entertain at pre-schools, elementary schools, camps, libraries, hospitals, corporate events, and children's birthday parties at homes, restaurants, and other settings.
Adapting to each age, size, and type of group, my interactive show is a combination of a Musical Sing-a-long with Guitar, Simple Silly Magic, and a Puppet Show with Animal Puppets and a Beautiful Puppet Stage. Audience participation includes songs that the kids eagerly contribute to, helpers for the magic, and an opportunity to "meet and greet" a friendly furry puppet specific to the puppet show theme. "Olivia the Owl", is one such friend whoooooo, (as long as the group isn't enormoose...), has colorful shaker eggs which the children shake! At baby and toddler gatherings, the fun includes additional "hands-on" activities such as fruit shakers, rainbow-color scarves, and more!
Themes include: "Barnyard Friends", "Dinosaur Adventure", "Magical Forest", "Jungle Fun", "Under the Sea", "Halloween", and "Christmas/Hanukah Special".
New to my Public and Educational programs, are my "Habitat Shows" which feature Animal Puppets in their Habitats and the Social Lessons they learn. Themes include: "Nocturnal Animals", "Winter Wonderland"", "Neighborhood Animals", "Frogs in Outerspace - Really?" and more on the horizon! "Enrichment through Enchantment" is at the core of all my work with children!
Ending the festivities, each child adopts a little moose finger-puppet seeking a new home. But Wait!
Before we get to the end, let's go back to the beginning! A few special moose finger puppets throughout the site, (Melissa, on this page), would like to guide you through our "Home on the Web". Click on a button, or below, and have fun grazing, I mean surfing!