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Who doesn't love Sesame Street?! Sesame Street Live returns to the Bi-Lo Center in September and SpartanburgMoms.com is giving you the chance to win free tickets to the show AND a meet & greet with some furry friends!
Here's how to enter:
This year's show is called "Elmo Makes Music", so we want to hear all about your child's musical abilities. Tell us a story about how they use music to get you laughing, how you first realized their musical "ability" or the time when they burst out in song (maybe in an inappropriate place or at the wrong time)... any story will do! Post your stories below, and share photos if you have them!
Our judges will read through the stories and pick 11 winners - that's right, 11!Three GRAND PRIZE winners will receive a family four-pack of tickets to the show on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 10:30 a.m., a Sesame Street plush character and passes to attend a pre-show meet & greet with some of the characters. Eight runners-up will also receive a family four-pack of tickets to the show in the form of vouchers that can be redeemed for any of the shows Sept. 9-11.
Entries must be posted to this forum no later than 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30. Winners will be notified and posted on the afternoon of August 31. Grand-prize winner stories and photos will also be featured in an ad to run in the Herald-Journal on Friday, Sept. 9.
You must be a member of the site to post your entry, but it's free and easy to join... just click on the "Sign Up" button to get started!
Our oldest son (CJ) has always loved music, as most children do. When he was really tiny, the only thing that would console him in the car was a CD from Baby Einstein. As he got older, "Wheels on the Bus" would get him dancing and moving. (You can't imagine how many versions there truly are to that song!) He was a happy baby, but nothing got this boy smiling like music! When he was about 18 months, our son was into drumming. We would go to parks and all he wanted to do was to find sticks and drum on anything he could find. Around this time, my husband and I enjoyed a CD with Clemson's theme song on it and he kept requesting to play it over and over again as he "drummed along". I am a huge Keith Urban fan and I have a DVD of a concert with a drumline playing at one point. CJ wanted me to replay it over and over as well. Naturally, Santa hooked the boy up with some drums for Christmas that year. ;)
Around this time, our son was going to a babysitter who loved music as well. When our son saw her son with a guitar, he was hooked! For CJ's second birthday, the babysitter's son gave CJ that guitar, and to this day the boy plays and makes up his own songs. He has created anything from a new theme song for Power Rangers to a song about falling in front of his buddies (his boys).
Not only does the boy like to make and create music, he is a dancer! If there is music playing somewhere, I am telling you, the boy's grove kicks in and it's like he can't help it. We were at the Greenville Drive game a couple of weeks ago and he was movin' to the music almost the whole time. If he wasn't pretending to play baseball, he was DANCING!
LOVE to see (and share) our son's passion for music. I truly believe that whatever he does in the future, music will be part of it in some way, and I am so EXCITED to see how it plays out!!!
Attached - CJ - Serious about drums at age 2!
My son Parker (2 and some change) received an electronic keyboard from his great grandmother for Christmas. After turning it on, he discovered how to find his favorite pre-recorded song. As he scrolls through the songs, his favorite starts, he stops, and then proceeds to wiggle his little bottom back and forth. He also waves his hands and arms as if he is a little conductor...if you can catch him wiggling, you are sure to catch his Daddy wiggling too!
Our sweet 20 month old Annabelle loves music. We sing songs all day and one before bed at night. She now makes requests and recently wants to sing "Happy Birthday" each evening. She will say "to you" to request the Happy Birthday song and then give a name of a loved one like GG, Poppy, Ya-ya, Mimi.... We sometimes end up singing Happy BIrthday five or six times before bed. Not traditional sleepy time music, but it is sweet to see who in on her mind.
Our son Joshua is 23 months old and LOVES SESAME STREET!! As soon as he hears the music for the show, he runs to the TV set to sing along and starts dancing and twirling around. His favorite is ELMO and as soon as he sees him he will yell his name ELMO ELMO!! He has an Elmo book which he enjoys reading everyday and
the only bottle he wants to drink out of is an ELMO one of course!
Joshua loves all kinds of music and loves to play his father's keyboard. Whenever he hears his Dad playing, he is instantly drawn to it like a "moth to a flame". Joshua will immediately start stroking the keys and begin composing with his father. While he plays he loves to move to the rhythm and nod's his head like a rock star. Eventually, Dad moves out of the way and lets Joshua do his thing. He starts experimenting with all the different melodies and usually finds the loudest combination of all. He has even figured out how to "PUMP UP THE VOLUME" when he wants too. Eventually the nodding of the head doesn't suffice and he will start stomping his feet left, right, left, right and then spins around and around. You can't help but get as happy as he does and join in the fun.