Schools, Libraries and Festivals:
Get ready to sing, dance, laugh and fall in love with books. Eric's dynamic performances are fully interactive. He sings, plays the guitar and brings books to life. Mr. Eric will share his NYT Best Selling Pete the Cat books as well as The Nuts and Groovy Joe. It is big, musical, literary FUN!
Keynote and Featured Presentations
Get ready to sing, dance, laugh and fall in love with early literacy. Eric's dynamic performances are fully interactive. He sings, plays the guitar and brings books to life. Mr. Eric will share his NYT Best-Selling Pete the Cat books as well as The Nuts and Groovy Joe. It is big, musical, literary FUN! Eric shows how simple techniques such as music, movement, call and response, and repetition help children learn to read. With his guitar and dynamic singing voice, Eric will have everyone singing, dancing and grooving.
Reading and Writing Skills: In this fun and pragmatic workshop, Mr. Eric demonstrates how interactive techniques such as repetition, prediction, call and response, rhyme, meter, and movement are used to promote, inspire and develop reading and writing skills. He will also show how interactive music serves as a springboard for writing and other language activities throughout your curriculum.
Classroom Management: Mr. Eric began using interactive literacy and music as a classroom teacher. Very quickly he discovered that they were powerful and effective in day to day classroom management. In this practical and inspiring workshop teachers learn how interactive music and stories can help facilitate smooth transitions, create community, increase student engagement, reinforce educational objectives, teach rules, provide structure, set a positive tone and channel energy into learning.
Fun and Learning: What is the connection between learning and FUN in early education? Everything! Learn how using FUN, interactive songs and stories engages your students, builds community, promotes reading, supports language acquisition, develops motor coordination, teaches social skills and cooperation, benefits memory retention, shares cultural awareness and instills an empowering love of learning. So get ready to sing, dance, move and leave with the skills to create a FUN learning environment.