Preschool - Preschool Programs

Big Joe has enriching and entertaining performances for preschool age children featuring...

Original and classic stories:

From a collection of over 500 tales, Big Joe has stories that will delight and amaze his audience. Some stories are classics that are very familiar (Big Joe has the greatest version of the 3 Pigs ever!), some stories have never been heard, and some were written by Big Joe himself (look for his books in bookstores soon!).  No matter what type of stories Big Joe tells, they all have one thing in common; they are fun and exciting. When choosing his tales, Big Joe only picks those that will be the most entertaining. Only stories that meet Big Joe's high standards will be used in his performances, ensuring his audience gets the best stories possible!

Multicultural tales from around the world:

Storytelling is a way to broaden a child's horizons and take him/her on a trip around the world, without ever leaving the classroom. Big Joe has a wonderful collection of multicultural tales that will captivate the imagination and show the audience people and places they have never seen before. All of Big Joe's multicultural stories respect the cultures they are from and preserve the meaning and message of their origins.

Fascinating puppets and props:

Preschoolers are very visual learners and need a little more from their storytelling experience.  To give them more, Big Joe uses a whole menagerie of puppets and some very interesting props, to help bring his stories to life. While he is not a ventriloquist, Big Joe puts a lot of charm and energy into his puppets, making them a big part of his show. Combined with some fascinating props and other items, Big Joe's storytelling show takes things to a whole new level of fun!

Audience participation:

Big Joe feels that storytelling is something everyone should take part in. As a result, he includes lots of opportunities for his audience to participate in the show. From different chants, to movements, to choral speaking and other types of actions, Big Joe lets preschoolers experience the stories in a whole new way.