social and emotional topics

I've done over 110 experimental live-streams so far and here is what I've learned: I can perform my heart out like I would in a live concert - sweat dripping and all. And it does not seem to translate or engage the audience in the...

I've been taking Teddy to a lot of museums lately. We are huge fans of children's museums and aquariums. We love to learn. And we love to see life from a different perspective. My favorite part about going to museums with Teddy is that it...

It's so important to us that parents and caregivers have an amazing experience wherever we perform. Getting out of the house can be difficult sometimes. And Winter is challenging because you can't go to the playground or the park as much as you'd like to....

Teachers are the backbone of who I am today. I remember Mrs. Chez, my third grade teacher, picking up a story I had written, reading it out loud to the class and telling everyone how excellent my writing was. That meant the world to me...

https://www.nichq.org/insight/childrens-social-and-emotional-development-starts-co-regulation When I went to graduate school one of my favorite things about Gerry Costa was that he gave everybody hugs. He's a very kind man. His program really opened my worldview about early childhood development and how profound it is. Sometimes I feel like when...

Last week I had a crazy adventure with Teddy. Teddy came with me to Albany, NY to give a presentation to 70 librarians. He was so good on stage with me. And everyone adored him. Afterwards we took a trip to the science museum and...

We had an amazing time at the Longwood Library today in Middle Island, NY. A huge group of adults with developmental and physical disabilities came through and sang some stellar karaoke. They were rockstars. My favorite thing about doing karaoke is that nobody wants to be...

Every year we volunteer to perform for the military families at West Point. The kids and the parents have the best time ever. We go all out. We want to make sure that these kids have the best time ever. We even bring along our...

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