Empower kids to become authors, illustrators and composers
Aspire – Believe – Create – Discover
Scroll down to read about our two KreARTive Kids™ book series: Wanda Wannabee, and Little Brown Bear
Welcome to the Little Brown Bear Series
Little Brown Bear and You is a story of discovery.
It is filled with the joy of layering language, music and sound effects.
Listen to an excerpt from Little Brown Bear and You
This story is intended to entertain and engage and invites children to be good listeners. With this in mind, we’ve added a touch of interactive activity by including a question/answer section at the end. This allows children the opportunity to express their feelings about the stories and characters and perhaps, reinvent them.
At the end of the story there is a place for children to insert their own photo and a place to include their own drawings. This allows the child a wide expanse of KreARTive freedom.
Also included in the Little Brown Bear series is Vadie and Natie and the Bear in the Bucket.
Aspire: “Wanda Wannabee and the Rainbow” is an interactive story. The story empowers the child to aspire to become a “co-author” by filling in the blanks with descriptive words and phrases. The “co-author” helps write the story and bring characters to life.
Believe: The story offers the opportunity for the child to become an illustrator, believing in his/her own imagination. The child draws characters and the scenes that occur throughout the story, making them his/her own. The pages are blank, titled to give the child direction. This form of creative expression could be used on a tablet, phone or laptop.
Create: Each character is represented by its own melodic theme so a child can connect the characters with the representative melodies. In future online versions of the series, children will be able to help create their own melodies to represent the characters.
Discover: Discover how using language, music and art together empowers children and makes learning a fun and rewarding experience. To Discover the endless possibilities of how we can develop this program together, contact us now.
Welcome to the Wanda Wannabee Series
Children will follow Wanda Wannabee as she captures the rainbow. Then they get to participate in writing the story by providing nouns, verbs, adjectives, metaphors and similes to bring the story to life. Using their ABCDs, children become co-authors of the story, giving them a sense of ownership. KreARTive Kids empowers children to explore and use their creative abilities. Also available in the Wanda Wannabee series: Wanda Wannabee and the Fox in the Hollow, and Wanda Wannabee and the Secret Seeds. Click here to learn more.
Listen to an excerpt from Wanda Wannabe and the Rainbow
About the Creators
Susan A. Katz is an internationally known poet, author, lecturer, and educator. She is the author of three poetry collections and two textbooks. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, magazines and anthologies. Susan has received broad and critical acclaim from poets and educators for her work as a poet, author, lecturer and teacher. She has won a number of awards for her poetry and has presented readings at universities and libraries. Read more here…
Sharon Ruchman is a singer, composer and pianist. She began piano studies at the age of 8. Sharon graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music and Yale School of Music. In 2009 she released her first original classic music CD featuring “Sea Glass”, followed by the CDs Arrival of Spring in 2010, Remembrance in 2011, Textures in 2012 and A Bit of Tango and More in 2013. Her music is heard on classical music radio stations worldwide. Read more here…