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Pioneers in the Industry and in Covered Wagons

CHICAGO – Jean Clark Laube was a pioneer in the development of early childhood education. A graduate of The Ohio State University, she owned and operated one of the first preschools in the state of Connecticut. Jean created an environment that allowed every child to thrive.  When she didn’t have what she needed she created it, including musical plays for her parent’s day performances. Throughout her career as a teacher, Jean wrote over 180 songs for nursery school programs and created ten  adventure themed scripts such as the circus, zoo and mother goose land.

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Art and Learning Tools

I-phone-masks-invitation-program-scriptMusic creates an environment that is conducive to learning and makes the information easier to remember. Our art and learning tools give your staff the ingredients they need to reinforce the knowledge gained through the performance with memory games, activity pages and coloring pages for creativity and self-expression.

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Everything You Need

Relax and enjoy the experience! Everything you need to create an endearing and memorable musical play is included with your purchase. The Table of Contents in each play file will guide you through the materials, which include:

  • adaptable script
  • sheet music
  • MP3 vocal track
  • instrumental music accompaniment.

But that’s not all. You’ll also get suggestions and directions for creating scenery and props, templates and customizable programs for making invitations and t-shirts, and most important; games, activities and teacher tools that help enhance and strengthen the learning experience for your students. Click on Children’s Plays to see our current selection and to hear the quality of the songs.

Easily Adaptable

Mr. Rhythm musical plays can be adapted to fit the needs of your classroom.  Our plays can be simplified or expanded to ensure that every student has an opportunity to shine.  The authors have carefully and thoughtfully embedded user-friendly introduction of themes, sequencing of tasks and multi-sensory activities to engage all children for successful learning.  These song adventures were developed over 25 years of teaching and provide young learners with a variety of developmental profiles a chance to explore music and movement.  In as little as one week your group can be performing in front of parents and peers.  Our plays are produced around the world!

Children’s Play Scripts

Each play contains songs, dances and dramatic actions designed to promote childhood development. Ease of learning is the cornerstone of each play, allowing instructors of any experience level to be successful using a Mr. Rhythm musical play. Artfully designed for pre-school and kindergarten children, these musical plays provide joyful, rich and captivating experiences, exploring music and movement for all learners. The content is based on a seasonal theme, event or location and are a wonderful teaching tool that empowers teachers to create a unique musical performance that parents and children will love!

Winnetka resident continues her mother’s journey

Lauren Finkler, Editor Jean Clark Laube had plenty of rhymes, and her daughter Kay Laube Benson, of Winnetka, had a reason to ensure those rhymes didn’t go unheard.

Her mother had always been a very busy woman, and also a very creative one. Having run nursery schools in her Connecticut home for 28 years, Jean had also developed unique performances, which the children put on for parents over the years. She had written about 180 songs for nursery school programs, explained Kay.
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A Legacy – And a Business

By Becky Beaupre Gillespie

Kay Laube Benson’s business selling children’s musical programs launched four years ago, but it was a generation in the making. And it’s been a journey that is as much about the lessons and love passed from mother to daughter as it is a testament to entrepreneurial determination.

More than a half century ago, Ms. Benson’s mother was running a home-based preschool in Connecticut, writing her own material for the programs her students performed for their parents.

“If she couldn’t find the music, she just wrote her own,” says Ms. Benson, 58, of Winnetka.
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