The elements of the pre school resource kit seem to be coming together very strongly, with ideas of costume elements for each character for children to roleplay with eg. feather boa for rooster, donkey ears etc. Also simple tactile wooden/cloth puppets which symbolise each character, for hands on experience, sight impaired children. Even a mini pop up Jub Jub Tree! Therefore there is a progression from the images in the book through costume/small puppets to lifesize show for the children. there is also the potential within the kits for puppet play, role play and sensory storytelling pre show visit and post.
The afternoon was spent trying to work out the Sensory Book Bag version of the story, while we stripped the story down to the essentials, and have had time exploring the Book bag stories which already exsist in the library. It seems deceptively simple, but is actually difficult sometimes to find the correct sensory object or material for abstract , emotional or elemental concepts.How for example is 'cold winter' realised? plastic icicles and an ice pack?? Really ointeresting dilemmas of symbolic presentation and meaning.
Had a lovely time observing storytelling with Sarah and Class 2. The teacher reads The Three Little Pigs and shows the book closely to the children, asking them to reveal the hidden pictures behind the flaps. Then the goodbye song to finish the day.