Jim Gill is a musician and author with singular credentials among children’s artists. He spent 20 years directing programs in music play for families with special needs children in the Chicago area. His particular writing style—combining word play and movement opportunities into songs—was developed through this work. Jim completed his graduate studies in child development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago with a special emphasis on the study of play. His work experience and studies have led him to create each of his recordings and books as an opportunity for playful interactions between a child and a caring adult.