SHORT ATTENTION SPANS AND TODDLERS GO HAND IN HAND. THE KEY TO SUCCESS WITH THESE LITTLE GUYS IS TO KEEP THE ACTIVITIES CHANGING AND FAST-MOVING.
THE SONGS I play all the traditional toddler favorites as well as lesser-known (but immediately embraced) songs by other artists and myself. These songs encourage kids to sing and shout things like ABCDEFG, GRRRR! and A-CHOO!
FUN & GAMES We play games that encourage clapping and dancing, use rhythm instruments to create our own percussion section, and share some laughs with Elmo, a puppet friend of mine. By the time we’ve tossed around a few colorful scarves, acted out a hand play or two, and frolicked under a gently spinning parachute, the party is in full swing!
SPECIAL SONG REQUESTS By this age, many kids have a couple of songs they really love and never seem to get tired of hearing. If I don’t already know their favorites, I’m happy to learn them. I just need at least 2 weeks’ notice (for 1-2 songs).
GIFT & GOODY BAGS The birthday child gets a FREE CD ! My CD also makes a great goody bag gift, and party hosts can buy 5 or more for a discounted price of $6 each.
LET’S CHAT! Each party is unique… just like your child. I’d love to hear more about your birthday boy or girl so we can get this party to really reflect his or her personality.
LENGTH Plan on 45 minutes of fun-packed games and songs!
PRICING Pricing may vary slightly depending upon when and where the event is taking place. CALL OR EMAIL ME so I can provide an accurate quote.
START TIME I like to begin 15 minutes to 30 minutes after the guests arrive. That way the kids are fresh, focused, and ready to participate.
EATS In general, I find it’s best to serve food after the entertainment is over.
FOCUS If you want the kids to be tuned in mostly to the musical fun, then keeping other options to a minimum is a good idea. But if offering additional sure-to-please choices to the kids is important to you, that’s okay, too. Just be aware that toys, swing sets, pools, or bouncy houses will distract from the musical entertainment.
TOOT! TOOT! Handing out party hats, favors, and noisemakers is ideally done after the music is finished. The kids will want their hands free to make some noise with the percussion instruments I provide during the show.
JOINING IN For kids this age, having an accompanying adult sit with them is perfect. Sitting or snuggling with a parent helps to keep their interest longer, and they’ll also feel more confident about participating.