Indoor Singing Voices Permitted by ITA Intern Ava Marvin at Evanston Public Library’s Parent Child Workshop
Ava Marvin, music therapy intern at ITA, was a guest at the Evanston Public Library (EPL) on September 16th as a part of the Parent Child Workshop, 1, 2, 3, Play with Me. At this library program, 1- to 3-year-olds and their parents had opportunities to come engage in various learning and exploratory activities, one of which was a musical petting zoo led by Ava. Ava spoke with parents about benefits that music and music therapy can have during early childhood.
Ava sang songs with the attendees and facilitated musical play among children and their parents. A variety of musical instruments were available to the children, including drums, shakers, and bells. The songs Ava led encouraged the children and their parents to communicate with one another through singing and dancing. Near the end of the hour, Ava joined EPL’s Brian Wilson for Group Circle Time where all attendees gathered together to sing popular children’s songs and share an overall experience alongside other community members. ITA is so grateful to be involved in these influential happenings during the early developmental years of our city’s young people. Thank you to the Evanston Public Library for having us!