You’re in the Show!
Participation and Interaction are TBB’s Secret Ingredients
The music and fun of Teddy Bear Band is created with the intent for children to gain and maintain a positive sense of self and an appreciation of their own abilities. “Adult friendly” opportunities are provided to encourage parents and teachers to join in the fun as role models to support this process. Participation and interaction are cornerstone concepts of the Teddy Bear Band’s musical shows.
Connecting with Families
In over 10,000 shows these children’s musicians have been a hit with children due to their sincere enjoyment of playing music for kids as themselves!
When invited, TBB’s costumed character “Panda” acts as a role model for participation and purveyor of fun!
Teddy Bear Band is a REAL band, playing REAL instruments, in REAL time. In this age of computers and pre-programmed entertainment, the Teddy Bear Band believes it is important to give kids a musical experience they can see and feel for themselves, as it happens!
The band’s name comes from a belief that teddy bears are powerful symbols of healthy early childhood experience. Bringing a teddy bear to a show is not required however bears or stuffed friends that attend become “objects of interaction” to further inspire participation and raise the fun level! So…please promote BYOTB!
Ages and Stages
Teddy Bear Band’s main demographic is toddlers through mid-elementary age children however Teddy Bear Band musicians offer additional performance options for for ALL AGES and STAGES including a special intergenerational show, “When Grandma and Grandpa Were Little”!
Teddy Bear Band’s purpose is to provide children’s entertainment, children’s music and children’s products that encourage each child to participate and interact in developmentally appropriate ways. We strive to help children gain and maintain a positive sense of self, as well as an appreciation of their own abilities by interacting, and rocking out, with the Teddy Bear Band.
Continue reading the full Teddy Bear Band Statement of Purpose, Values and Goals.