Music, Play and Storytelling for Caregivers

On August 31, Living Arts hosted our second workshop for Southwest caregivers! Led by professional recording artist, musician, and Teaching Artist Alesha Brown, those who are involved in the very important work of taking care of our children were invited to learn storytelling through music. Participants were given a guitar to use during the workshop and learned how to match chords and notes with images to engage youth in a storytelling dance.

Teaching Artist Karilu Alarcon Forshee with participants in puppet workshop at Congress of Communities.

Teaching Artist Karilu Alarcon Forshee with participants in puppet workshop at Congress of Communities.

Over the past few months we’ve partnered with Congress of Communities, Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation and Mathematic Policy Group to present these free workshops to caregivers. These activity sessions promote bonding, social-emotional learning, literacy, and communication skills through visual art, drama, music, and storytelling. Congress of Communities recently hosted a puppet-making workshop that used drama and the crux for storytelling.

Our next workshop is Saturday, September 28 from 2-4pm at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center (2826 Bagley St). Childcare and food are provided and all caregivers of children 0-6 are invited.