does a great 'one-woman show.' A real crowd pleaser...
her songs are very creative... she is an excellent
— Hennepin County Librarians
Wendy Rose Baldinger
Who is Wendy?
Wendy is a Minnesota children's entertainer. She is a singer and
storyteller, performing throughout Minnesota and Iowa for over 20
years. Wendy’s performances include shows at the Taste of
Minnesota, Minnesota Children's Museum, History
Center, Science Museum, festivals, fairs, libraries, schools, park
programs, and birthday parties. She
has produced four children’s music CD’s and one geared
for adult audiences.
The Music: WHAT’S
COOKIN’? has 13 original songs,
written and performed by Wendy as a companion to the MELSA summer
read to me program, “What’s Cookin’ at your Library?”
In addition to WHAT’S
COOKIN’? , children and parents have been enjoying
the upbeat songs in her three other CD’s: Wiggle,
Jiggle and Jam!, Jump Right Up
and Shout, and Beautiful World.
She has also written a companion curriculum
guide to BEAUTIFUL WORLD. This guide is wonderful for
preschool teachers and parents that like to enrich their children’s
environment with fun activities.
In addition to performing, Wendy is a music specialist and
storyteller for preschools in the Twin Cities. She has developed
a music curriculum that teaches language concepts through music.
The weekly program includes themes such as numbers, seasons, animals,
nutrition, and the environment.
did the Wiggle, Jiggle and Jam! show get started?
After working as a music
specialist for several years, Wendy started writing original music
specifically designed to get young people moving and singing. Wendy
developed the WIGGLE, JIGGLE AND JAM! show after seeing the smiles
of joy from the children that got picked to perform at musical presentations,
but also the disappointment children felt when they did not get picked
to be on stage. She realized there was a way to let every child star
on stage, if they wanted to. Now, all a child has to do is wave their
hand to get a chance to be a leader. Kids leave the show with joy
on their faces and a souvenir one thousand dollars in their pocket
and a lot of wonderful family memories.
Does she do stories, too?
Besides writing songs, Wendy has written
many stories for young children. Just like her music, the songs
get the children involved. She teaches the children how to help tell
the story. The stories are so funny, that everyone ends up laughing
and asking for these stories again and again. You can request an
all music program, an all story program, or a combination for any
What about birthday parties?
Wendy will come to your home, or preferred location with everything
she needs to do a party. Props, sound system and instruments are
all provided. The party show lasts approximately 45 minutes and
includes all the fun songs and stories as her shows for the fairs,
parks and libraries. Learn more about children's
birthday parties in Minnesota.
Can I book Wendy for my preschool, elementary school, or library?
Yes! Wendy does programs for both preschool age and elementary
aged children. Music is selected for the age appropriate to the
audience. Many schools and libraries have Wendy come in to their
site to kick off reading month or the month of the young child.
It is also a great way to reward a school for great work on fundraising
or to raise awareness for conservation. Monthly programs are available
on a limited basis for the year long music curriculum. For
concert information call Wendy at 651-454-6519.
Does Wendy do programs for Adults?
Yes. Wendy has performed for many adult programs and has a special program for Senior Sing-a-longs featuring music from the 40's and 50's.