I had fantastic fun singing my lullaby picture book in Easton, PA!
There was a packed house for story hour at Book and Puppet Co., February 17, 2019. Kids got to color and create their own mermaid themed puppets and perform their own puppet show after getting a special sneak peek of “Mermaids Fast Asleep”.
It is pretty amazing to me when I watch the video – how wonderfully well-behaved the children are! I don’t want to say it’s entirely due to the calming effects of the Mermaid Lullaby, but I’m sure it didn’t hurt…
Information for Bookstores and Educators Interested in Booking Robin Riding
Puppet Shows and Creative Workshops for Children featuring Robin Riding, author, educator and performer
• Robin Riding sings her picture book, Mermaids Fast Asleep, with musical accompaniment. • The performance of the lullaby can be extended with a group-particpation puppet show. • Customized events from 20 minutes to 1 hour. • Activities are tailored for the ages of the children.
Creative Movement – Ages 2 and up • Children “swim” to the music, as mermaids and sea creatures, and “go to sleep” at the bottom of the sea • Guided group puppetry (puppets provided)
Art Projects – Ages 4 and up • Color and create paper puppets (template provided) • Undersea watercolor scenes using crayon resist
Poetry Writing – Ages 8 and up • Talk about undersea creatures and what they do • Write new verses for the song • Perform the verses together
On Sunday, September 8, 2019, Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Cominitaria will be hosting Uptown Kid Lit—a children’s book festival—in Inwood Hill Park, to showcase the fun and possibility of literature for kids and their adults. Through creating a festive and interactive atmosphere around books, reading, and writing, we want to engage children of all ages and backgrounds.
Robin Riding will have copies of Mermaids Fast Asleep available and will also be performing a puppet show!
Robin Riding sings her new picture book “Mermaids Fast Asleep”. Children will color and create their very own paper puppets! Then we’ll “swim” to the music as mermaids and sea creatures, and “go to sleep” at the bottom of the sea.
Robin Riding sings her book “Mermaids Fast Asleep” as a lullaby.
Children color and create paper puppets.
Then the children and their puppets participate in a group puppet show, in which we will “swim” to the music, along with Mona the beautiful mermaid marionette, and “go to sleep” at the bottom of the sea.
I will have a story hour and book signing at Bunch of Grapes Bookstore in Martha’s Vineyard on June 15, 2019 at 11 AM. This singing story hour will include a mermaid puppet-making activity and collaborative puppet dance with the children.