Melody’s World

Melody James is a 12-year old girl who loves playing with her pet guinea pig, reading books and exploring the outdoors. She’s also a member of Kids on the Block, a puppet troupe founded by Barbara Aiello in 1977 to introduce students in school classrooms across the country to children with special needs.

WhyArts, in partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center Munroe-Meyer Institute, is reintroducing these puppets to the Omaha community.

You can watch Melody’s adventures live weekdays at 1pm via Zoom. The program is hosted by Gotta Be Me at at, and the password is 20.


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