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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 daughter, Alaina, is only 6 months old, but she seems to already enjoy music. She loves watching her two older brothers, ages 7 and 4 1/2, dance and sing around her and she joins in too with her own squeals of delight, jumping up and down in her exersaucer. She also is so happy playing with all of her musical toys. When she is fussy, all we have to do is start one of her musical toys (the kinds that annoy adults), but she is happy. Just recently she began tapping out some tunes on her trusty xylophone, that is when she isn't using the stick for a teether instead!
A friend of mine gave me a cd with lots of children's music on it that her grandchildren had outgrown. My son, Ethan is 2 years old and his 2 favorite songs on the CD are what he calls "Twinkle Star" and "The Train Song". He requested "Twinkle Star" the other morning and since my car was in the shop being worked on, we didn't have his favorite CD, so I decided I would just sing it for him and try to get him to sing along with me. Ethan didn't like that at all. He said, "Mommy, you go to time out RIGHT NOW." I've never laughed so hard. Ethan loves music, just not when his Mommy is the singer!
My two year old baby boy, Cooper, is in LOVE with Elmo and all of his friends. He stands in front of the TV everyday and snaps his fingers to Sunny Days, Sing a Song, and all of the others. He especially loves when Ernie sings the song "Dance Myself to Sleep." He dances and mimics Ernie as Ernie dances around his bedroom. Cooper also loves balls and one of his favorite Sesame Streets is the T-Ball episode.
This Sesame Street addiction began when Cooper was just 7 months old. He spent several months at hospitals around the Southeast being treated for a rare gastrointestinal disorder. During his first stay we played Sesame Street on our commute and he was hooked. Because of his disorder he is unable to attend daycares or preschool and must remain homebound. He has learned numbers, letters, and gained a love for music through Elmo, Oscar, Cookie, Bird, and the rest of the Sesame Street gang.
Cooper stands the entire time he watches Sesame Street and when they dance, sing, or play music he bounces his body and snaps his fingers with a huge smile on his face. He is truly their number one fan.
Copper with Grover
Cooper Making Music
My daughter McKenna will be 2 on September 4th. I know she is just a little bit, but she just loves to sing & dance! We always have had all types of music playing around her since she was born, and once we realized last year that she was actually bobbing to the music we about died. Then when she started walking she really started going at it. She is so funny when she dances;she makes me laugh everytime I see her. She spins, bounces, and just does all these silly moves. This summer she started babbling to the music; the babbling is her way of singing! It's too cute to see this one year old baby singing and dancing! What's real funny is when we're out and you never know she might just start to sing and dance out of the blue. I love it and depending where we are I'll sing along with her. McKenna just loves music and Elmo so much. Being able to go to the show will make her day, and seeing her so happy will make mine!
Our 2 yr old son Devin loves anything to do with music; toys, radio, shows even commericals. He will say "D" and start swinging side to side. It doesn't matter if we are in the car he'll start slapping his legs to the beat of the music. He made up this little dance to the Spongebob theme sound where he slaps his legs, throws his hands in the area and does this ahwoo sound at the end. He loves Elmo too. He calls him LaLa cause of the song he sings. Here's a link to his dance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix3VK0c_j7U
Amanda was 2 when she actually got close to a piano for the first time. It was Thanksgiving and we were visiting with Grandma in Indiana...she has never touched or played with a piano before...probably she just watched somebody playing at church. When we got to one of our relatives house and watched her daughter playing...she sat at the piano after that and started to play like she did that everyday...it was really funny and surprising to watch her "playing"...here is the video for that moment...http://youtu.be/qcHl19aP6Ug
It is almost a year since that happen and her musical taste changed alittle...sometimes I hear her singing...Baby, Baby, Baby...OOOHHH....after Justin Bieber play in the radio so many times ...LOL....