Family Activities

Songs for Kids and Families
1 – 1:45pm, Room 106

Nate McDonald of Daddy & the Chickenhawks will play some of his family’s favorite traditional American songs for kids. Listen or sing along with animal songs, cowboy songs, and other classics on guitar, banjo, ukulele, kazoo, etc. Nate has been playing and singing traditional songs with kids since he was a kid himself. He comes from a musical family and lives on a farm in Chardon with his wife and three kids—the Chickenhawks.

 

Bringing Books to Life 
2 – 2:45pm, Room 106

Robin Echols Cooper takes her audience on an animated journey as she brings books to life through the use of expression, creative movement music and sound effects. This workshop actively engages the audience from beginning to end. Robin illustrates to students how books can be a catalyst for sparking creative ideas, such as writing stories, plays, poems, rhymes, songs, musical scores, making props, arts and crafts and new inventions.

Robin is an actor, storyteller and teaching artist. She is also the president of Literature Leap LLC, which inspires students to read, reach, imagine and create. She achieves this through the use of, storytelling, improvisation, creative writing, creative drama and puppetry.

 

Blues for Young ‘Uns 
3:15 – 4pm, Room 106

Bob Frank performs  traditional American music assembly programs for children. He has done more than 3,000 of these programs in schools throughout the United States. Bob is also a solo blues musician who performs widely and he is one of the founders of the Cleveland Blues Society.

 


Music That Fits in Your Pocket
4:15 – 5pm, Room 106

In this interactive/participatory workshop, Hal Walker will share some cool ways to make weird sounds and some weird ways to make cool sounds. Participants will leave with pocketfuls of musical potential.

 


Bringing Books to Life 
5:15 – 6pm, Room 106

Robin Echols Cooper takes her audience on an animated journey as she brings books to life through the use of expression, creative movement music and sound effects. This workshop actively engages the audience from beginning to end. Robin illustrates to students how books can be a catalyst for sparking creative ideas, such as writing stories, plays, poems, rhymes, songs, musical scores, making props, arts and crafts and new inventions.

Robin is an actor, storyteller and teaching artist. She is also the president of Literature Leap LLC, which inspires students to read, reach, imagine and create. She achieves this through the use of storytelling, improvisation, creative writing, creative drama and puppetry.

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