Music teaches children movement, communication, and some experts say it even makes our wee ones smarter. So in addition to kale, consider these upcoming concerts in and around Vancouver for your little Einstein.
Will Stroet – April 17
Celebrate the launch of Will’s new album Wordplay at the Jewish Community Centre on April 17. You kids will love dancing and singing along to Will’s unique songs about a Grama who loves to anagram, a friend who speaks in palindromes and a Tyrannosaurus Rex with an enormous vocabulary. Tickets still available for the 4:30 p.m. show. Grab a discount on your tickets here. Babies one and under are free.
Music with Marnie – April 23
Marnie’s high-energy shows will have you and your little ones up on your feet and bopping along to the beat. Her shows consistently sell out, and for good reason – she rocks! Guaranteed, your kids will be sleeping on the way home after seeing Marnie in concert. Check out her upcoming Vancouver dates here.
Raffi – April 23
Pick up your banana phone to order some tickets to hear Raffi’s new album Owl Singalong live. It will no doubt have your little ones dancing in the aisles. Raffi will be singing for all ages at the Orpheum Theatre on April 23 at 2 p.m. Order tickets through Ticketmaster. Proceeds benefit The Centre for Child Honouring.
Shine-Time Music Olympics – May 13
As part of the four-part Tiny Tots series put on the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO), toddlers to age five can enjoy music through fun percussion instruments. Head to the Playhouse Theatre downtown Vancouver for this 45-minute concert. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children and can be purchased through the VSO box office.
Charlotte Diamond – May 26 to 28
Get ready to sing along to your favourites like, I am a Pizza and Four Hugs A Day at the Surrey International Children’s Festival May 26-28. Charlotte will be getting everyone to La Bamba in their seats on the main stage all weekend long. Tickets for Thursday and Friday, May 26-27 go on sale on April 12, 2016. Buy a wrist band May 28 and see all the events. Call the box office for more info at 604-501-5566.