Broadway veteran Stacie Morgain Lewis, creator of the Harmonize Kidz arts enrichment program, shares songs from her album Harmonize, which uses music to build a toolbox for social and emotional learning. Skills encouraged include: self-awareness, compassion and empathy; utilization of music, movement, sign language and interactive play; development of listening and focus; improved vocabulary and literacy skills; enhancement of imagination. Great for grades K-5.
Stacie Morgain Lewis is an actor, singer and songwriter who has performed on Broadway for nearly a decade, most notably as Glinda in Wicked. She is also a teacher, arts advocate, mom to two curious and creative daughters, co-writer of the children's album Harmonize, and creator of the Harmonize Kidz arts enrichment program which uses her music to teach social and emotional learning to elementary students.
Stacie, who grew up in Monroe, CT, and then spent 20 years living in NYC. She moved to Westport with her family two years ago.
“Timely and engaging, Stacie’s album “Harmonize” is for all families who want to teach their children empathy, feelings and diversity through the magic of music. My family loves it!” – Neil Patrick Harris
The Westport Library is pleased to be working together with the Westport Public Schools and other community organizations to support the social and emotional development of its students and their families through the RULER Approach (an evidence-based approach for integrating social and emotional learning into schools). See further information on RULER at https://www.westportps.org/parents/ruler.