From Animals to Fairy Tales, Making Arts a Part of Your Family
Worlds Awaiting - Season 1, Episode 19
- Jul 9, 2016 6:00 pm
- 29:13 mins
From Animals to Fairy Tales (3:25) Where does creative inspiration come from? Today on “Worlds Awaiting” children’s book author, Marilyn Singer, talks with Rachel about her inspiration when creating a book. Singer is known also for touching a variety of subjects – from animals to schools to aliens! She’s also invented a thing-a-ma-jig that she calls a “reverso” poem – and we’ll be learning about that. Singer is the winner of the 2015 National Council of Teachers of English Award for Excellence in Poetry. She has over 100 books to her credit. She’s also the creator of five picture books featuring Tallulah, a young ballet student. Making Arts a Part of Your Family (14:55) Next, Rachel talks to art educators, Scott and Cally Flox. Scott teaches 3rd Grade at Canyon Rim Academy in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he incorporates the arts in his classroom. Cally is choreographer turned administrator. She’s the Founding Director of the BYU ARTS Partnership in the McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University. Scott and Cally both believe that the arts enhance a child’s learning. Apart from their work as educators in schools, the Floxes also have children of their own, and have made the arts an integral part of their own family’s life experience. Why Reading is Important (25:28) Now, kids from Wasatch Elementary in Provo, Utah, talk to Clara Goodwin of the Worlds Awaiting team about why reading is important in their life.