Performers and Programs

Performer Information  
Stage name: Miss Dara
Performer name: Dara Linthwaite
Phone: 631-512-1984
Mailing address: 9 Allapartus Road
Ossining, NY 10562
E-mail address: darasings@aol.com
Previous appearances at: Plainview Old Bethpage Public Library, West Islip Public Library, Jericho Public Library, Connetquot Public Library, North Babylon Public Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Information last updated: 01/11/2016

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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Hands*On Music Literature- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Parents and preschoolers alike will sing along with Miss Dara and her guitar. Learn finger plays, songs and interactive rhymes. Topics vary with the seasons and are interdisciplinary, much in the same way as a nursery school curriculum. Each session is filled with things that appeal to all a young child's senses with visuals, movement activities and a story related to the topic. All of this is done with live music so children can see that music is created and played by people, not just something that comes out of an electronic box.
$101- $200
Parent/Toddler Workshop Resource Person Disability Awareness,
Life Skills- Parenting,
Music
This session is offered as part of the popular in-house library program known as the Parent/Toddler or Parent/Child Workshop. Dara Linthwaite will be happy to talk with parents and caregivers about ways to use music with their young children and answer any questions they may have. Dara has worked as a kindergarten teacher in a private school for gifted children, as well as a music teacher in a preschool for children with developmental disabilities. If you'd like, let Dara and her guitar conduct circle time for the last 15-20 minutes of the program and watch the little ones dance and sing with glee!
$101- $200
Hands*On Lullabies Life Skills- Parenting,
Music
These sessions are most appropriate for caregivers and their youngest babies, usually from birth to nine months, or prewalkers. Miss Dara begins each session with simple songs that encourage parent/infant interaction. After so much activity, babies and grownups alike are ready to settle down to some serious cuddling while they listen to Miss Dara sing traditional and modern lullabies to gentle guitar accompaniment. Parents will learn child development information before the songs so they can understand the value of these simple and loving musical interactions with their babies enough so they will want to continue singing at home.
$101- $200
The Tortoise and the Hare: Who will win the Race? Health & Fitness- Other,
Music
Miss Dara plays guitar and teaches young children songs, stories, and fingerplays about turtles and bunnies through the use of books, puppets, and other visuals. Program is geared towards children from birth to age 5, with parent or caregiver present.
$101- $200
Color My World with Books Music,
Performing Arts- Dance,
Visual Arts- Other
Guitar songs, stories, and fingerplays about books. Young children will explore the world of color with books and songs that teach and entertain, while incorporating visual arts at an appropriate, preschool level. Using rainbow ribbon wands to foster gross motor skills, the children will "paint" a picture in the air while they dance to the live music.
$101- $200
L M N O Peas: Read it and EAT! Life Skills- Food,
Literature- Other,
Music
Anytime can be reading time! Parents and children will explore how a musical mealtime can provide many opportunities for teaching the alphabet and fostering a lifelong love of reading with these guitar songs, stories, and fingerplays about food!
$101- $200
The Singing Tree Literature- Other,
Music,
Nature- Environment
What better place to curl up with a good book than under the shady leaves of a favorite tree? Miss Dara plays the guitar as she teaches songs and fingerplays and reads a story or two about the seasons of tree.
$101- $200
On Your Mark, Get Set, SING! Health & Fitness- Other,
Literature- Other,
Music
Travel through a world of music with these guitar songs, stories, and fingerplays about different modes of transportation. The children will join Miss Dara and make music playing "train shakers".
$101- $200
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