Tom Boleware & Danny Orleans: The Daycare Magician
Boleware, Tom & Danny Orleans: The Daycare Magician
©2018 AmazeKids
Softcover, perfect-bound, 8.5x11", 135 pages
Tom Boleware & Danny Orleans: The DayCare
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Comments: The original 2007 edition by Tom Boleware has been updated and expanded with the aid of Danny Orleans in 2018 to ensure relevance in current times. The older edition is listed separately on this site. Now available as an eBook from Vanishing, Inc.

Contents: (from book ToC):

6 Introduction
11 The Cold Hard Facts
About Performing For Very Young Children
About Performing For Daycares

13 What Exactly Is A Daycare Center And Why Work There?
What Is A Daycare?
Why Perform At Daycares?
The Daycare Business
- Terminology
= Rules & Regulations
A Morning At Daycare

26 The Daycare Audience
2 Year Olds
3 Year Olds
4 Year Olds
5 Year Olds
6-9 Year Olds
10 - 12 Year Olds

33 What Is Magic To Young Children?

35 Controlling Behavior
How To Captivate Young Children
The Best Compliment
The Rules Of The Show
The Age Range Of Your Audience
Ending The Show
Sucker Tricks
Who's In Charge?
Every Child Should Help

45 The Show
Keeping Children Sitting Down
Choosing Props And Routines
Educational Shows
Themed Daycare Programs
Entertainment-Only Shows

55 The Business Of Booking Daycares
The 5 Different Kinds Of Daycares
How Much Should You Charge?
How To Charge More And Get It
Discounting Your Show
Be Different
Why Daycares Hire Magicians
How To Book The Show
Mailing To Centers
Best Times Of The Day To Book Shows
Selling On The Phone
A Short Simple Phone Script
Getting A Foot In The Door
Sell The Alphabet
Repeat Shows
Keeping Everyone Happy
Dealing With Staff
Have Them Beg You To Come Back
The $1000 Daycare Show
How To Work The Same Daycare 12 Times Per Year
How To Book Several Shows At A Time
How 20 Daycares Equals $76,000/Year
How To Get Leads From Daycares
A Final Word On Sales And Marketing
Criminal Abuse Check

91 Two-Dozen Tips On Business, Logistics, Show Content & Relating To Kids

95 Successful Daycare Magicians
Christopher Weed
Marcy Klucthka
Mary Macaroni

103 Tricks For Tots
Miser's Dream
A Bit With A Ball
The Great Ace Race
Confusing Nesting Wands
I Can Read Your Mind
Tongue Twister Fun
Monster Tails
The Stranger Danger Safety Program

129 Do's And Dont's

131 The Final Chapter
Ode To Childcare
A Teacher's Prayer
Toddler's Creed

133 When?