Puppetry in early years education has traditionally been about
crafting techniques, most of which are standard practice. In DNA’s
creative processes, we use objects and materials to stimulate
creative play and extend further the active learning experiences
developed by the use of creative play kits e.g. treasure baskets
- Heuristic play.
In this theatre
play session, children are encouraged to look at everyday objects
in a completely new way, mixing their ordinary functional purpose
with extraordinary behaviours and personalities, becoming little
creatures and characters.
Storytelling, nursery and nonsense rhymes emerge and play becomes
heightened creative learning.
is a particularly good session for family interaction between
different ages and generations.
Recommended for 2 - 5 year olds.
is about taking risks and making connections and is strongly linked
to play." - EYF Guidelines
When the child sees the joy and interest
the adult facilitator takes in playing with an object and joins
in with the play, exciting transformational processes can take
place, which extend the imagination, and aid development.
An emotional connection creates
an intimate journey together, with a complex series of symbols
and language, which assist in learning.
An ideal theatre play session for
the Winter season.