Meet the Artisitter- Hannah B.

Hannah B.

Name: Hannah B.

Hometown: Shawnee, KS – A suburb in the Kansas City area.

How long have you lived in NYC? I moved to NYC in early October.

What is your favorite children’s book? Without a doubt, “The Best Loved Doll” by Rebecca Caudill.

What is your artistic focus? Musical Theatre!

What is your go to activity/craft? I love to make up stories. It’s fun to be playing with a toy that a child has had for a long time, and then ask all about the adventures it might have had. Before you know it, this toy has relatives, best friends, and has saved the world two times over!

What is your favorite food to serve the kids? I love a good PB&J – It’s a classic, and kids always have fun helping make it.

What is your fondest childhood memory? Growing up, my parents had a core group of friends that all got together a couple times a month. So, I have magical memories of these fairly large gatherings with homes full of people I love talking, laughing, and making music together.

When did you know that you wanted to be an artist? I was an incredibly shy, and fairly serious child. That being said, when I was in the fourth grade my family went to see a production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat.” During the opening number, I saw that there were kids on stage and apparently, I leaned into my mom and said “I want to do that. I don’t need a friend to do it with, I’ll do it by myself.” Needless to say, I was signed up for a theater summer camp before intermission was over.

If your dreams were to come true today, what would that look like? That’s a tricky question. Right now I’ll go with the fact that everyone I love is healthy and happy, and I’m in pursuing something that I love to do – dreams come true every day!

Meet the Artisitter- Talia M.

Talia M.

Name: Talia M.

Hometown: Lancaster, PA

How long have you lived in NYC? 1 year

What is your favorite children’s book? Is Your Mama A Llama?

What is your artistic focus? Drawing and Painting

What is your go to activity/craft? Reading books!

What is your favorite food to serve the kids? Grilled cheese with broccoli.

What is your fondest childhood memory? One of my favorite things to do as a
kid was draw characters from my favorite books on the driveway and side
walk.

When did you know that you wanted to be an artist? I have always loved
making art and knew I could never be happy doing anything else.

If your dreams were to come true today, what would that look like? I would
have a job that allowed me to travel the world making art and experiencing
new cultures and people.

Listen to Your Constituents

As is common in many daycares and early childhood classrooms, each morning our teachers gather the kids for Circle Time where they lead the kids in songs, dances, and games.  One afternoon during Free Play a little boy grabbed a teacher’s hand, led her to the Circle Time rug and demanded, “Sing ‘I’m a Little Daisy’!”  Even though it was long past that portion of the day, how could she say no?  So she began an impromptu afternoon Circle Time right then and there, and they sang his new favorite song through several more times!

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