Can you believe it, Easter is just around the corner! This year is whizzing by so quickly!
So what do you have planned, nothing? It’s quite daunting isn’t it, 2 weeks to entertain the kids, or find childcare if you need to work!
Thank goodness for Stories and More, I hear you cry (cough that’s your part).
Tomorrow, in Walton-on-Thames, our new holiday club at Ashley C of E Primary School will be starting, two packed days full of fun and creativity, ooo we can’t wait to see what ideas the children have!
But the fun doesn’t stop there, next week on Monday and Tuesday (10th and 11th) we are running another holiday club in Andover – where we always have such lovely children join us and the shows are always so entertaining!
So what do we have planned? Well, lots actually and your children can be a part of it, just get in touch to reserve your place and click here for more details.
This year we, at Stories and More, were jammed packed for world book day, telling stories to around 1000 children!
Some people have asked me, what is the point of World Book Day? Quite simply, it is a celebration of books, books that inspire, encourage and broaden your child’s imagination. By celebrating, with a day dedicated to books, you are showing the children how wonderful they are, how much fun it is to share stories, read, create your own.
At Stories and More we may not tell stories from book, but they definitely inspire us, with each story that we tell having a little bit of something from a book we have read or heard.
Over the last couple weeks we have told a whole range of stories, we went on adventures into the Rainforest at Zouch Primary School, met an Alien who crash landed on Earth at Alverstoke Infant School. At Burlington Infant School the children helped us find Capt’n Bernard Knifenose and get the treasure back for Skipper! These are just a few of the schools we visited
but each one was full of fun and imagination, every child was involved in our storytelling, all having wonderful ideas to contribute.
World Book Day 2017 you have been wonderful, but remember the fun doesn’t have to stop there, how about a World Book Year – we like the sound of that!
As theatrical performers, we do like a trip to the theatre, the buzz of an audience, the excitement and the love of what we are watching.
This love of theatre was installed in us from a young age – my (Teoni) first trip was to see Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat oh how I loved it, the songs, dancing and I knew then and there that I wanted to be on stage doing just that!
Children’s theatre wasn’t so readily available when I was young – I’m not ancient, but it has been a while since I was little let’s say that – but now there are so many wonderful shows that have been created especially for ages 3-7 years. These are written specifically for the children to participate, so they feel completely involved, as it is perfectly pitched for them.
There are some fantastic pieces of work out there, from lovely companies such as Blunderbus Theatre Company and Topsy Turvy Theatre Company – to name a couple, who provide such wonderful shows for children to enjoy.
But let’s not forget us too, this year Adventures with Sam: In Outer Space is heading back out on tour and we would love to be your child’s first experience of theatre. Let them come and dance in the aisles, call out the answers and even come up on stage with us, because this is just for them, a totally special experience.
To find out more about the show click here, or to see dates of where we are heading to click here.