Toe-tapping tunes brought Jim Gill’s audience to their feet at the Early Learning Center on Monday evening, November 4.
Jim Gill, who specializes in music play for young children, visited the Early Learning Center Preschool on Monday, November 4, where he performed in concert for students, staff and parents.
Gill is a musician and author with unique credentials among children’s artists. He completed graduate studies in Child Development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago, with a special emphasis on the study of play. His 20 years of experience creating and leading playgroups for families with children with special needs has shaped his work. He led weekly music play programs at numerous therapeutic and family support agencies in the Chicago area. His unique writing style – combining word play and movement opportunities into songs – was inspired by this work. Just as important, his strategies to promote family involvement in his concerts were also developed through these weekly sessions. Gill has released seven award-winning CDs of music play for young children that are favorites in family rooms, classrooms and playrooms. He is also the author of two children’s books.