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Shape of Music | Melody

Written by Mete Bakircioglu Welcome back to “The Shape of Music,” a five-part series where we take you through the magic of music. I’ll explain how music works and what makes it sound so good. Last episode we studied rhythm: the heartbeat of music. Follow along as we learn about melody, the tune that gets […]

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The Shape of Music | Rhythm

This article was written by Mete Bakircioglu and edited by Sarah Zwinklis Welcome to “The Shape of Music,” a five-part series where we go through the magic of music—how it works and what makes it sound so good. Music is an art form that we’re all familiar with to a certain degree. It’s the sounds […]

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ICAN COLOR! Mountain Day

Happy mountain day! Also known as ‘Yama no hi’ Mountain Day is Japan’s newest public holiday. Japan celebrated the first official Mountain Day on August 11, 2016. Today we’re appreciating the beautiful mountains in the Pacific Northwest! “Fuji-san” is Japan’s tallest peak, at 3,776 meters To celebrate Mountain Day, artist Shayla Bailey created a coloring […]

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The Complete Works of Winnie-the-Pooh on ICAN!

ICAN is proud to announce Winnie-the-Pooh and all of Christopher Robin’s friends are coming to ICAN. Come explore the Hundred Acre Woods created by author A. A. Milne. The wood is visited daily by Christopher Robin, who accompanies Winnie-the-Pooh and company on their many adventures. You can catch the audio stories throughout the summer, every day […]

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ICAN Color! Operation Photobomb

Tonight’s storytime is a story written by Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie, illustrated and read by Matthew Rivera. This book is published by Albert Whitman & Co: When Monkey finds a camera, Chameleon discovers that he loves to photobomb everyone! But Chameleon’s photobombing starts to drive the other animals bananas. Can they find a way […]

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6 Children’s Books to Celebrate Juneteenth

Juneteenth, June 19th, is a day to celebrate when all American’s honored the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. Today, sometimes called Freedom Day, it honors the end of slavery in the United States. However, prejudice didn’t stop when slavery ended. Here are six books to continue to learn about Black History and discrimination with your kids. […]

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Storytime Activity: The Wompananny Witches Make One Mean Pizza

Airing during this evening’s storytime is author and illustrator, Jennie Palmer’s reading of her book, The Wompananny Witches Make One Mean Pizza published by Abrams. Join Jennie as she introduces you to Anita and Winnifred Wompananny. Two witches who whip up a delicious, monstrous, pizza. Before making books for children, Jennie Palmer worked as a […]

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Blast Off Coloring Sheet

Today is Earth Day. The world’s four elements (earth, air, fire, and water) were the inspiration for this new coloring sheet. ICAN Program Manager and free-time doodler, Sarah Zwinklis, drew the ICAN rocket blasting off to explore the universe. Can you imagine what the world would look like from outer-space? That’s where this rocket is […]

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ICAN’s First Photo Album

All Classical Portland launched the International Children’s Art Network on April 15th, 2019. Over the past 366 days (thanks, Leap Year!) ICAN has worked with more than 100 young people to create over 1,000 audio segments; from poetry to adventures, from introducing music to telling stories, kids are at the heart of ICAN’s programming. Here […]

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ICAN Color!

Staying at home doesn’t have to be boring! ICAN friends can keep learning AND playing with these four, fun, free coloring pages. Every page has a different letter of the alphabet. Can you find them all? Color using your imagination and whatever coloring tools you like. When you’ve colored to your hearts’ content, you can […]

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