Join Nili Yelin, The Storybook Mom, every Wednesday at 10:30am, beginning October 21.
Included with drop-in play. No pre-registration required!
Award-winning Nili Yelin has combined her professional theatre career with mommyhood to create The Storybook MomTM.
Using an interactive, educational and highly amusing style, Ms. Yelin likes to call her story-telling, “Sit Down Stand-up.” Founded on the high-minded principle that children like to see a grown-up act silly, Yelin entertains a hard-core audience of two-years olds—and their fatigued moms and dads. She delivers a full performance of the written word, even though the words are few, rhyming, and surrounded by pictures.
Raising her battle-cry, “Let storytime begin!” with intelligence and a striking imagination, Yelin captivates children and parents alike.
Along with her many weekly storytimes, Yelin regularly hosts the annual Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest Children's Stage. She story-tells for the Field Museum and their podcasts for children in association with The Crown Family Play Lab, The Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Science and Industry, and various venues around Chicago and the suburbs. Yelin has expressed the lofty goal of having “every kid in Chicago know their ABC’s backwards before they enter pre-school.”