Rave Reviews from Christina’s Fans

Christina is providing a real public service by introducing the Founding Fathers to students with her witty,  entertaining, and relevant presentations.” ~ Ron Chernow, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Washington, A Life
Christina Frei helped our kids see the parallels between our Founding Generation and their own lives. “The students were talking about George Washington and Ben Franklin afterwards as if they knew them. I’m always looking to program things that will be relevant and meaningful to these teens and pre-teens. Pizza with George Washington delivered. Christina Frei helped our kids see the parallels between our Founding Generation and their own lives. Her stories were fresh and surprising and the students enjoyed her energetic presence. She even brought them on stage to act scenes out. And it worked. If you want to spice up your history curriculum, bring Christina to your school.” ~ Pam P., Parent Event Coordinator, Thomaston, CT
Christina was informative, interesting and well received by all who attended. “Christina Frei gave a very interesting program for Lunch and Learn at NCC. Her talk was about George Washington. Christina possesses a wealth of information concerning our founding fathers.
Christina was informative, interesting and well received by all who attended. Many people asked questions, and were answered in an intelligent manner. Some folks wrote down the names of books she recommended for further reading. A delightful time was had by all.” ~ Grace Hanford, Lifetime Learners, Norwalk Community College
“All of the (or our) teen participants walked away with a deeper connection to George Washington and his contemporaries!” – Erin Kania, Coordinator of Youth & Family Programs, Connecticut Historical Society
The kids enjoyed the opportunity to explore one of our Founding Fathers in a really novel way.~ Susan Gold, Executive Director, Westport Historical Society, Westport, CT
Christina does a fantastic job bringing these great historic figures to life!“Alexa had a great time attending the “Founding Fathers” with Christina Frei. She was so enthusiastic about what she learned. Christina does a fantastic job bringing these great historic figures to life for children. It is creative, educational & fun.”~ Deborah Ross, Marketing Specialist, Stamford, CT
[My sons] said she was “very cool” and made learning fun.“My sons came home from a [program[ with Christina and they actually know things about Ben Franklin --things that interest them. They would definitely go again to learn about our other Founding Fathers. My boys aren't huge history buffs, but really enjoyed learning in this fun way. They said she was "very cool" and made learning fun.”~ Kim W., mother of Founding Fathers program participants
My daughter shared some funny anecdotes she recalled from your Darien Historical Society performance!.We look forward to enjoying these books. [She] recently went on a class field trip to the historic Bush Holley House in Greenwich and shared some funny anecdotes with the group that she recalled from your Darien Historical Society performance! And my [other daughter] is looking forward to the books especially since she learned a bit from her week of Colonial Life summer camp (also at the Bush Holley House through the Greenwich Historical Society), then more at your performance.~ Tara D., Parent of Participant, Darien Historical Society, CT
[The Assembly Program] was great and well-received.
~ Jamie Antonucci and Karen Figueroa, Cultural Enrichment Co-Chairs, Roxbury School, Stamford, CT
They all seemed excited to know more about George Washington, and I myself learned a few interesting facts about our first PresidentWestport Historical Society Testimonial
~ Sue Gold, Executive Director, Westport Historical Society
Who knew learning history and leadership skills could be so much fun?“ Kids are a big priority for the Stamford Jewish Community Center. That’s why I was happy to see Christina bringing our kids to life with her Oopy Goopy Times of Benjamin Franklin after school program. We’ve got really bright children here, and Christina met them half way with her fun, but challenging program.Not only did she build their confidence with comedy improv games, but she also taught them about Ben Franklin’s childhood and colonial food.Christina offered this educational experience from many angles, including puppet shows, related creative activities, writing assignments, all of which asked kids to be more resourceful in their everyday lives.When the parents arrived, they were enjoying the fun almost as much as the kids. And our counselors (two young men) reported back that Christina was hilarious. I’m so glad we connected with Christina her programs. Who knew learning history and leadership skills could be so much fun? “
~ Sarah Evans, Director, KidsPlace, Children’s Services, and O-la-mi, Stamford Jewish Community Center
To my delight, she used the settings and characters of the book in her improv games, integrating learning with fun seamlessly. “This year, the [students] read From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. I brought Christina Frei in to teach comedy improv because I knew improv would be very interactive and fun for the kids.To my delight, she used the settings and characters of the book in her improv games, integrating learning with fun seamlessly.The students got to recall what they loved about the story, but also to add their own embellishments and creativity to the book’s scenes and characters.The kids enjoyed it and the parents appreciated picking up some ideas for fun at home.”

~Gibby Halloran, organizing parent at Long Lots School, Westport, CT

Special Recycling Program: The kids loved it and actually laughed as they learned the new policies. Yes, they laughed.“It is very important that recycling increase in our city over the next year. One major push is in the schools, since kids learn quickly and they impact the rest of the city. I was planning on a straightforward presentation on our new Single Stream program, when I connected with Christina Frei, an educational performer. She had some GREAT ideas of her own, she said.I didn’t know what to expect, but within a couple days, Christina had a custom-made curriculum that communicated every major point I had, only now instead of running through a standard list, there were kid characters to illustrate the changes in real-life scenarios. It was great experience for both the kids and myself.The kids loved it and actually laughed as they learned the new policies. Yes, they laughed. The assistant principal raved to us afterwards, and we even were featured on the local news. With Christina’s curriculum and lively acting, we taught those kids in a way they’ll remember. I’m glad Christina was part of our team. “~ Dan Colleluori, Supervisor of Solid Waste and Recycling
City of Stamford
Special Recycling Program: With this dynamic program, it’s clear that the kids learned many new policies in a short span of time.“Since the recycling law had changed in Stamford, we wanted to educate our kids (750+) about the new Single Stream program. City Government sent a team and I was expecting a pretty standard rundown of the new rules.Luckily, they’d brought in an educational performer, Christina Frei, to present with them, and it made it fun and hilarious to watch.As I sat in the auditorium, it was a pleasure to see the kids involved, whether it was “booing” when a student mistakenly put garbage in recycling or whether they were just laughing at the funny characters Christina created.With this dynamic program, it’s clear that the kids learned many new policies in a short span of time. I have no doubt that this school will be recycling almost double what it used to. Christina and her team did a great job!”~ Gina Blum, Parent and Recycling Committee Co-Chairperson, Northeast School, Stamford CT

Here’s What Participants Are Saying…

Here is what the brilliant students have to say about the workshops.

I learned so much about Colonial times! “I learned so much about Colonial times. It’s very fun. In school, we learned about what type of foods people ate, but in Christina’s [program], we learned hands-on about how they preserved them and actually prepared them and how they figured out temperatures, which was really cool.”~ Kevin W., Founding Fathers participant
I want to go again “I loved it. We learned about Ben Franklin and Esmerelda was really funny. I want to go again.”~ Alexa, Founding Fathers participant
It was really fun and tested you a lot about what you Ben Franklin! “It’s different than what we do in school. It makes you think about what to do and have your own say. [I learned that] Ben Franklin didn’t go to school for that long, which you would think he would have, since he’s so smart. It was more creative [than school]. It was really fun and tested you a lot about making it up as you go along, like improv, and having your own say about what’s going on. “~ Arthur D., Founding Fathers participant
Learning about the founding fathers is a fun and easy! “…she taught me things I never knew before. Christina was patient, kind and creative, which made the afternoon nice to learn about the 1750s. I think that the [program] was the best it could ever be to learn about the founding fathers. I would [like to do this again], because the founding fathers is a fun easy way to learn.”~ Nicole M., Founding Fathers participant