Meet Your Educator: Ryanne Pinney

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                                                                      All About Miss Ryanne!

What was your childhood ambition?

I wanted to be a veterinarian until I found out they had to put animals to sleep.  I changed my dream to country western singer.

What book are you currently reading?

I am currently re-reading To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.  It is a favorite of mine and now a Netflix movie!  The movie was so good I had to read the book again.

What was your favorite toy as a child?

I had a teddy bear that I loved and went everywhere with me.  He has now been passed down to my daughter.

What’s one of your funniest parenting  or teaching moments?

The most recent funny parenting moment happened last night.  The baby was trying to stay awake and I was trying to get her to sleep.  I was starting to get frustrated because it was so late.  She suddenly started singing “Happy baby” (birthday), blowing, and then clapping.  It was so cute and random that I couldn’t help but crack up.  It calmed me down and she fell asleep about 10 minutes later.

What’s a fun fact about you?

I LOVE singing karaoke.  I have a terrible voice but that doesn’t stop me.  I know the lyrics to most songs so instead of looking at the screen, I dance and involve the crowd.  It makes up for my lack of pitch.  

How many years have you been with the Fun Van?

Three J

What did you do before working at the Fun Van? 

Before Fun Van I was a ninja. 

How Did you hear about the Fun Van?

My mom sent me the job opening email and told me to apply because the job was made for me. 

What do you enjoy most about working at Fun Van?

The thing I enjoy most about working at Fun Van is watching parents grow their relationships with their children.  I love to see parents connecting by playing and reading.  I love having parents ask how they can do something better or share when they do something great.  I also really love crafts. Especially with glitter…

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

What is free time?  Hahaha!  I love to read, watch Nexflix, go on dates with my husband.

What advice do you have for parents?

Tell and show your kids you love them every day. They won’t remember every craft, or story, or activity. They will, however, remember how you made them feel.

What’s one of your favorite books or activities for your Fun Van families?

I love the pigeon series by Mo Willems. 

 

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