Thursday, 10 April 2014
Putting on a show
We then set up a stage using a table cloth and two chairs and Ollie performed the story with help from Toby as I read it out. Next the boys brought in their drums and keyboard and performed a musical interlude before returning with extra puppets made at play group (lions, insects and a flamingo) and adding to the narrative. Finally all the chairs were pulled out and covered in table cloths and blankets to form a tunnel between a pirate ship (a table) and a desert island (another table). The boys spent half and hour chasing each other around under the furniture before sharing a picnic in a secret cave (under the dining table).
Reading at bedtime is a lovely routine and it's a gift to able to spend that precious bit of time snuggled up reading to drowsy little ones, but it's also great for kids and parents to take reading out of the bedtime and into the light of day for a different experience of books.