Jim Gill

Oak Park, Illinois


Jim Gill is an award-winning musician and author. He has received five awards from the American Library Association for his work. Most importantly, Jim is a child development specialist and educator. He spent 20 years directing programs in music play for children with special needs and completed his graduate studies in child development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago.

Inspiring Music Play!

Ready to sing and move? Jim Gill’s unique creations in music play inspire young children not only to move, but to regulate their movements…not only to sing, but to make connections between the words they sing and the printed word.

Music Play for ALL Young Children!

In this energizing session Jim will share a number of his creations in music play and discuss the opportunities that such play provides for children of ALL abilities to participate. Everyone is sure to leave with a renewed excitement about play as an inclusive context for teaching and learning.