Neale Bacon joins Matt to discuss his new book, “KinderVoices: Ventriloquism for Daycares and Pre-Schools.” This book is a must-have for any vent looking to work for toddlers. Neale chats with Matt about the secret’s he’s learned performing in this market and has made him “Canada’s Favourite Family Ventriloquist.”
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I have found that entertaining children of the 3-5 year olds are more physical then the verbal. When performing for the after school group its in reverse more verbal and less physical. Kids of the ages of 3-5 have much more experience then kids 10-20 years ago, or when I was a kid back in the days of the 50’s, it was a totally different world. I am more of a magic entertainer, but use puppets in my show. The money doesn’t matter to me, as it would someone who might be a bit younger and depending on the money as a living. I do it because I like to entertain children. Always utilize the teachers they are with the children all the time, your not so hey its time to try to heckle or see what they can get away with. So we agree here with the teacher. Exactly don’t go with your standard show, it won’t work. Children know what they want and will find no problem in telling you so. I have a friend who does all his shows in a tee shirt and shorts, he comes to your house as if he lives there after hours. Most entertainers find that’s its underrated, I don’t want to move on I enjoy the entertaining of the age, I agree with Neale here as well that I enjoy this age group and its not in my make up to move on except that I also like to do family and seniors, which are children except on the other end. Well welcome aboard Matt, remember its not just being an entertainer, you have to like children of this age, if you don’t they will know. If you haven’t bee thrown up on or peed on, well be prepared for it. It is going to happen and until it does you haven’t been initiated. I have a way I take care of crying children and it takes time for you to be able to become their friend. When I bring out my puppets, its my friend, not my puppet and they understand that. Bob Keashan was a personal friend of mine, he lived just around the corner from me. I have so much more to share, but just wanted to stay with this recording.
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