08/15/23 @ 10:00am –
08/15/23 @ 10:30am
Jim Gill’s songs and musical books are often shared during storytimes at
the New Castle-Henry County Public Library. Jim calls his creations “music
play.” They are musical games that inspire children – and the adults that
love and care for them – to join in the fun by actively singing, clapping and
dancing along! Children need to move and play and Jim Gill’s specialty is
to create songs that are an invitation to play.
Our library decided to invite Jim to share some of his songs and musical
books in this special storytime program! Jim promises an event filled with
opportunities for everyone to sing, dance and play along.
About Jim Gill:
Jim Gill is a musician, an author and, perhaps most importantly, a child
development specialist. His recordings and his picture books with musical
themes have received honors and awards from, among other
organizations, the American Library Association. Jim completed his
graduate studies in child development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago
with a special emphasis on the study of play. For this reason, each of Jim’s
recordings and books is created as an opportunity for playful interactions
between a child and a caring adult.
Anyone who has experienced one of Jim’s family concerts knows that
rather than performing for children, parents, grandparents and
caregivers…..Jim leads them to sing and play together.