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10 Tips for Great Kids Parties

Miss Dylan has been doing kids’ birthday parties in NJ for over 24 years. Do you want your child and their friends to be totally engaged, energized, playful, curious, surprised, successful, and happy for a whole hour at your party? Would you like to have Peace of Mind knowing that your party is in good hands with a reputable and reliable company? Would you like to have wonderful memories that last a lifetime as you celebrate each milestone in your child's life? The key is the variety of music and the short, age-appropriate activities we offer. Each party is unique because every group is unique, so though we work from a basic party format, we can gear the party especially for your child and their friends. That is why “Our Biggest Fans Are Under Five!” Continue reading

Children’s Music Network

The Children's Music Network has been such an amazing resource of children's music and the unique people that create it. They do so out of sheer love. They truly want to make a difference in the lives of children. Check out this amazing group of talented people and enjoy: http://www.cmnonline.org/ Continue reading

Six Spooky Suggestions for Halloween Safety

Planning a Halloween party for your kids does not need to be a scary endeavor. Nowadays, parents often choose to host a costume party for their children as an option instead of going trick-or-treating.  Here are six tips to ensure… Continue reading

My New “Old” CD

This CD was first recorded in 2007. It was my first attempt to make an album...just to see if I could! I wanted to record the songs my preschool students asked for most often. I wanted it to be simple; just me and the guitar. Now six years later, after the release of my Parents’ Choice Award Winning CD “Roller Coaster Ride,” my music has evolved, yet I still sing these same popular children’s songs most of the time! Continue reading

Giving Back

Unexpected Rewards

 

I am searching in my life for ways to give back for the privilege of being able to do a job I so completely love.  Being a children’s musician and performer means the world to me.  This… Continue reading

Capturing Memories One Click at a Time

Tips for Photographing Your Children

By Samantha Lake, Family Photographer, Samantha Lake Photography

You don’t have to have an expensive camera or be a photographer to capture moments that you will look back on and smile. So get that camera out,… Continue reading

A Girl Can Be a Hero

One of the songs on my new CD “Roller Coaster Ride” is called “A Girl Can Be a Hero.”  I was inspired to write this song when I saw a powerful documentary called “Miss Representation” which was on Oprah’s Lifetime Network.  The… Continue reading

I’m a Cartoon!

I have always dreamed of having a cartoon drawing of myself!  LOL  Not a caricature, though, because most times I don’t find those things very flattering.  Well, my dream came true.  I love when you get a vision in your… Continue reading

My First Single – Ever!

"Roller Coaster Ride" is a brand new original children's song I wrote with Mr. Jon, a super star member of my Team of Parties by Dylan & Company employees. I just couldn't wait for my CD to be back from duplication and available in stores and online, so I am releasing a single! I feel like pop star - LOL. Continue reading

Parties: Then and Now

“It’s My Party (and I’ll Cry if I Want To)” was sung by Leslie Gore in 1963.  This was written during the  Cold War when John Kennedy was President, so why are we still accepting this as status quo?  Okay,… Continue reading

Making My Own Kind of Music

Music deeply affects me.  It brings back memories, evokes emotion, inspires dreams, and makes me sing along.  As a child, all I ever wanted to do was sing.  Music has framed my whole life is more ways than just my… Continue reading

Best and Worst Parties from Parents Like You

My name is Dylan Glanzer. I am  a creative musical party entertainer whose biggest fans are under 5! As a professional actress and singer with a Masters in Early Childhood Education and 20 years in the party business, I’ve helped thousands of… Continue reading

Can Music Encourage Your Child to Read?

A post from Best Blog For Kids Who Hate To Read:  A family blog for reluctant readers and their parents.  by Gail Terp

 

Music and Literacy in Early Childhood

Written by Dylan Glanzer

Music is the universal language… Continue reading

Marvelous Music Books for Kids

From “Best Blogs for Kids Who Hate to Read”  Published April 16th, 2012 by Gail Terp

Today’s book suggestions come from Dylan Glanzer. Miss Dylan runs Great Kids Parties in NJ and she knows music!  In our next post, she’ll talk… Continue reading

Parenting a Preschooler: Who’s in charge here??!!

I have been doing Kids Parties in NJ for just about 20 years now and most of the children I entertain are between the ages of 1 and 5. These young people are so curious and so easily distracted, that… Continue reading

R. E. S. P. E. C. T.

Find out what it means to THEM!

Recently I watched a video by Raffi Cavoukian. Most of us know him simply as Raffi, that wonderful children’s entertainer who wrote and performed countless, memorable songs for young children. The video is… Continue reading

Kids Birthday Party Games

Here are some FUN, easy, and smart games for you to play at a Kids Birthday Party! You can DIY or have musical party entertainers like Miss Dylan or Mr. Jon come in to facilitate, but either way, you can’t… Continue reading

Postive Behavior Through Play

It is well-known that young children have a short attention span.  Moms everywhere know how exhausting it can be to keep a toddler entertained and happy.  Well, I have good news.  There are ways of doing this without becoming exhausted… Continue reading

The Importance of Music in Early Childhood Development

No matter where you turn, music for children is everywhere. From programs like Mommy & Me™ to Music Together™, major products from companies like Baby Einstein™, and even programming from your local PBS station – everyone agrees that music is… Continue reading

Gifts for Your Children Don’t Have to Cost a Thing!

Okay, so we all do it. We run to the store to buy what our children have asked for all year long.  Every commercial is so cleverly constructed to inspire those young minds to sheer, uncompromising desire. But what if you don’t… Continue reading

Party Planning Made Easy!

As a children’s party entertainer in New Jersey, I’m often asked questions about party planning by parents looking to make their kids’ birthday party extra special.  I thought it would be helpful to share with you some of my most helpful suggestions so that… Continue reading

What Makes A Great Early Childhood Entertainer?

At Parties by Dylan & Company, we consider ourselves Early Childhood Entertainment Specialists.  Why do we “toot our own horn?”  If we don’t, who will?  All kidding aside, we know our audience.  We have been doing kids parties in… Continue reading

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