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    PuppetBike!

    By lizmcg | July 25, 2008

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    The other night we went to an outdoor concert here in Chicago. The featured attraction was a free “” concert.

    I think the are pretty much just a Chicago phenomenon. Wiggleworms pretty much consist of music and movement classes for preschoolers offered by the , concerts, and cds of their music.

    My kids could hardly wait to boogie at the concert. It also helped that lead singer for the event, the “Elvis of Wiggleworms”, is the father of a boy in T~’s preschool class, so we had a brush with fame.

    The concert was great, really much more entertaining for adults than I expected. They’ve adapted lots of popular songs to include a toddler message — who knew The Smiths had a song about manners?

    The highlight of the evening, however, was the discovery of the . The bike pulled up inconspicuously at the outer edge of the concert. A few kids were curious about it and stopped to check it out.

    At the end of the show things started to happen. The puppets came out to dance — and these puppets can really dance! They danced with each other, danced separately, and just generally danced up a storm. They really had some moves.

    My two little ones were enthralled, and have been talking about it ever since. We’ve thought about what the puppets might do during the day when not performing (do they have day jobs, go to school, what?), as well as where they might be found. T~ has insisted we continue to visit the same park so we can keep an eye out for it.

    I thought readers might enjoy a peek at the website. It’s definitely unique and extremely fun. If you live in the Chicago area, be on the lookout… and it seems they go on vacation, too!

    Topics: toddler activity |

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