On Site Field Trip
I travel to libraries all over Michigan and participate in the summer theme each year for the Michigan Reading Program across the state. The theme for 2018 is "Libraries Rock" and that suits me just dandy! We will celebrate childhood literacy through music with Tunes and Tales in a big way! We use interactive programs to engage kids in songs that tell a story as well as telling stories that utilize music. Libraries rock indeed!
I aim to add texture and enjoyment to your event... family style! I can bring along my own sound, or I can work with whatever system you have in place. With a bag full of musical instruments and props, I love to get the audience involved and the results are whimsical, fun and sometimes even unpredictably outrageous !
Workshops and Conferences
I have been a presenter for early childhood conferences around Michigan and have also traveled to Dallas, Texas and Kearney, Nebraska to spread the message of music, literacy and storytelling as a vehicle for learning and brain development in the early years. My sessions aim to hit the target to keep my audiences involved and engaged, in the same way my family concerts keep my participants involved and engaged from beginning to end. I have also been asked to deliver the keynote message in order to describe the music/literacy connections in early development. Click below for access to my latest workshop handout.
song lyrics tnt workshop
books to sing and songs to read
"If there was a contest of the best.... you would win."..... Alexander Ludlow, Age 8
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"Foundations ECE was introduced to Tricia and Tunes and Tales by one of our parents. We are always looking for fun things to bring in to the classrooms that keep the children interested and are also within our budget. Often as the owner of a preschool, many of the performers and "shows" don't hold the attention of all the children and it can turn into a mess. However, after speaking with Tricia, we wanted to give Tunes and Tales a try. WE WERE ABSOLUTELY BLOWN AWAY.! We had children from 1 to 5 years watch the same show. We were prepared to take the children to do something else if they weren't interested. Hwever, ALL of the children loved it! They were absolutely awe-struck and 100% entertained the entire time. Most of all Tricia and her team were a joy to work with and so kind! We can't wait to have Tunes and Tales back for another show!"
Krissy Thomas- Owner/Director Foundations ECE, Denver, CO