Meet the Artist!!
Shawn Reida has been entertaining audiences professionally for over 27 years and
has been a student of magic and illusion for over 35 years!
Shawn is helping to create unforgettable educational and non-educational programs so special that children and adults remember them forever with his comical, fast paced, fun filled and highly entertaining live magic show!
Shawn is amazing and amusing thousands of people around the USA for TV, radio, clubs, businesses, corporate functions, trade shows, banquets, fund raisers, schools, private homes, senior and retirements communities.
Awesome is the word folks use to describe Shawn's fabulous new illusions!
Shawn most recently wrote, scripted, costumed, designed, built and performed
themed summer reading programs for the Wichita (Kansas) Public Library as well as
libraries all across the state of Kansas and Oklahoma.
"Reading Road Trip USA"
"The Edge of Adventure"
"The Winners Circle"
This year look out for his touring summer reading programs.
"Laugh it up at the Library!"
"Exploring New Trails!"
For 2 years in a row Shawn has taught and performed for over 700 kids
in the Wichita Parks and Recreation summer recreational programs.
In 2002, Shawn presented his Patriotic new show,
to Scout troops all across Kansas.
Shawn coordinated and produced a successful 2 week Summer Magic Workshop at Exploration Place.
Shawn has become a respected consultant for many prominent speakers and performers as well as many large corporations such as DeBeers, Helzberg Diamonds, Preferred Risk, DCI, Lifeline, etc.
His many repeat performances include park and recreation departments,
libraries, hospitals, seniors, day care and many more.
Shawn has received awards of appreciation from law enforcement and civic organizations.
Shawn customizes each appearance, workshop and program to meet the needs of the educator.
In addition to his Curriculum Connection programs (which include your schools required standard of learning subjects of READING, SCIENCE and MATH), Shawn is currently offering Themed Character Improvement Programs to schools and other organizations that deal with subjects such as self esteem, anti drug message, Red Ribbon Week, peer pressure, Sstranger Danger, conflict resolution, general safety, fire safety, Trick or Treat safety, character development, The 3 R's plus 2, manners, success and self determination as well as curriculum based programs and others! (Many of these are combined into one program.) Fund raisers and Fun Night programs are also available!
Shawn's booklet Sixty Amazing Magic Tricks You Can Do is filled with many Educational Tricks that are easy to learn, remember and perform. There are many tricks that involve numbers and can improve Basic Math Skills. It also incorporates Magic involving Science Principles, Memory and Physical Coordination Skills!
The five Wichita Public Schools Character Traits are integrated and taught
in conjunction with the other programs if requested.
Shawn believes that the combination of humor, intriguing mystery, and hands on education
can be a key to a child's educational development.
Catch him if you can!!
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