WHO I AM
Seasoned Program and Performance Artist with LEARNING PARTNERS /BIG THOUGHT
Drama teacher who focuses on creative improvisational skills, playwriting, presentation and acting skills, and performances
Public speaking coach
Interactive Storyteller and Puppeteer for ages 2 - 102
Songwriter, scriptwriter, recording artist and director of educational, early learning, math CDs
Bachelor of Dramatic Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Math and English High School teaching graduate, Licentiate in Speech and Drama
Lynn Baskind taught Math and English at high school level in Johannesburg, South Africa, for many years.
Lynn the Math Teacher and Coach
EARLY NUMERACY DEVELOPMENT Prek-2nd grade
Excelling at math herself, Lynn, as a young teacher, was surprised to find her Junior High students had serious math obstacles. Their early math foundation was clearly lacking. Because her students hadn’t mastered elementary math skills and concepts, they struggled with simple fractions and algebra. Their math language was horrifyingly lacking.
When Lynn became an assistant professor at the Johannesburg Teacher’s Training College, she was assigned to the Drama Department.
She had the fortunate task of creating engaging, interactive strategies for teaching and reinforcing early math literacy and skills.
With enthusiastic passion she researched and analyzed math development in young children.
She is the author of many math stories and songs, and has created dramatized interactive games that develop early numeracy in PreK – 2nd grade students.
Lynn the Storyteller and Lecturer
Adults, seniors and kids enjoy Lynn’s program throughout the Metroplex. Literary studies are the foundation for her story selections.
Lynn the Puppeteer
As head of the Puppet Department, she worked with the graduating students to include puppetry as a highly engaging and effective teaching tool.
While working at the College, Lynn wrote and produced two children’s CD’s – “Linda’s a Star” and “How Many Legs?”. These story and song CDs teach early numeracy and multiplication. Repeated listening to these amusing story and music CDs will help kids learn number patterns and facts. What a great way to establish a solid foundation for later math success!
Lynn the Artist
As a seasoned artist, illustrator and seamstress, Lynn makes many of the PUPPETS, COSTUMES, AND SETS FOR HER SHOWS.
Delighted to call Dallas home
Immigrating to the USA with three young children, Lynn decided to develop and perform educational programs. She auditioned and joined YOUNG AUDEINCES and became a popular performance/teaching artist.
BIG THOUGHT's in depth teacher evaluations have consistently rated Lynn among the top performing artists! Her love of her work is always reinforced by the wonderful letters kids write to her. What could be more affirming than “You are the best storyteller I ever, ever had!” “Can you come back next week?"
ALL PROGRAM CONTENT IS SPECIFICALLY SELECTED AND MODIFIED TO EDUCATE AND ENTERTAIN DIFFERENT SPECIFIC AUDIENCES.
Are YOU my Dino-mother?
Lynn Baskind offers a variety of interactive story and puppet programs for classroom, library and event performances. An energetic, humor filled style encourages audiences to participate in the fun.