The Children’s Museum of Manhattan has announced “Laurie Berkner Sings with CMOM at Home,” a new series of virtual performances by the kids music star launching May 17th and available through the museum’s daily offerings of educational and engaging activities for children and families during the pandemic.
Laurie Berkner is a leader and innovator in children’s music and entertainment, recognized as “the queen of kids music” by People magazine and “the Adele of the preschool crowd” by The New York Times. Laurie Berkner is a singer, songwriter, lyricist, author, and founder of Two Tomatoes Records, LLC. With an average of more than 10 million monthly streams, thirteen award-winning albums and millions of CDs and DVDs sold, Laurie’s songs have become beloved classics for children worldwide.
“Laurie Berkner Sings with CMOM at Home” will feature:
Surprise Sunday: Laurie Berkner Sings with CMOM! – May 17th
Laurie Berkner Sings Waiting For The Elevator! Join Laurie on a wacky elevator ride with this playful, catchy song that builds with each verse. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself singing it the next time you are waiting for an elevator!
Move and Groove Tuesday: Jump like a Chipmunk with Laurie Berkner – May 19th
Laurie Berkner meets a special chipmunk while stopping for some gas in her song Chipmunk At The Gas Pump. A jumping song with an environmental twist!
Surprise Sunday: Surprise You’re a Fish! with Laurie Berkner – May 31st
Poof! Laurie Berkner has turned you into a fish in The Goldfish (Let’s Go Swimming). Meet some silly fish who want to take showers, ride bicycles, wash their hands (for 20 seconds!) and brush their teeth. But wait! We’re fish. So, let’s go swimming!
Move and Groove Tuesday: Join the Dino March with Laurie Berkner – June 2nd
Let’s all be dinosaurs and march together as Laurie Berkner Sings We Are The Dinosaurs. Don’t forget to ROAR!
Magical Monday: Up in the Sky with Laurie Berkner – June 8th
Laurie Berkner Sings Moon Moon Moon. A song inspired by her daughter’s excitement of seeing the“Moon! Moon! Moon!,” and memories of her own excitement as a kid when she looked up in the sky.
CMOM at Home features videos, sing-a-longs, games and much more. From slime-making, dance parties and being transported to Japan with a recipe for sushi, to making animal puppets from recycled materials around the house, creating a bedtime routine and storytimes, the series is sure to delight. Each day of the week features a different theme: Magical Mondays, Move and Groove Tuesdays, Our World Wednesdays, Artsy Thursdays, Feel Good Fridays, Storytime Saturdays and Surprise Sundays. Since launching CMOM at Home on March 23, CMOM has reached children and families in New York City and beyond, and developed partnerships with several NYC agencies including the NYC Department of Homeless Services.
“During this challenging and unprecedented time, it is vital to keep kids active and engaged while at home– and there’s no better way to do this than through song and dance,” said Laurie Berkner. “I’m grateful to partner with CMOM to deliver these online performances to the museum’s diverse audiences across NYC and nationally.”
“Our doors may be closed right now but our hearts are open to children and families through our CMOM at Home programming,” said Leslie Bushara, deputy director for education and exhibitions at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. “We are so happy to partner with Laurie Berkner to create and share this virtual performance series and all of our engaging daily online activities.”