If you ever find yourself watching WHRO with your kids on weekday mornings, you may be wondering, “Who is playing those catchy songs between episodes of Super Why and Dinosaur Train?” The answer is Mr. Steve Songs, of course!
Steve Roslonek, otherwise known as “Mr. Steve,” is a writer and performer of children’s music, as well as co-host of PBS KIDS Preschool Destination. Beginning at 8 a.m. every Monday through Friday, Mr. Steve performs original interactive songs that reinforce the day’s curriculum theme in between episodes of preschool-age children’s programming. Steve uses clever stories, great melodies and participatory lyrics to create an educational, yet entertaining, experience for children. His work has garnered many awards from parenting organizations including Parents’ Choice and iParenting.
Mr. Steve entertains families as he incorporates silly lyrics and catchy melodies into songs about gravity, opposites, heroes and kindness.
On Saturday, October 2nd, parents brought their children to watch Steve perform live when WHRO brought Mr. Steve Songs to the Virginia Children’s Festival. The Children’s Festival took place at Town Point Park in downtown Norfolk from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Mr. Steve performed on the main stage at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. While The Festival is designed with those 10 and younger in mind, children of all ages came to help celebrate Hampton Roads’ most beloved family festival.
The WHRO booth was also open next to the main stage for families to play interactive games throughout the day and to meet and greet Mr. Steve between his performances. WHRO staff and volunteers were present, giving out an assortment of information and educational freebies.
We hope you were able to join Mr. Steve Songs at the Children's Festival! If you missed it, check out the Mr. Steve Songs website where you can enjoy singing and dancing as Mr. Steve incorporates silly lyrics and catchy melodies into songs about gravity, opposites, heroes and kindness. http://www.stevesongs.com/
View the slideshow for a preview of the Children's Festival on October 2, 2010.