Before coming along to a class, people often ask how we 'do drama' with babies. After all, babies can't pretend, they haven't yet developed their imaginations so what's it all about? Well, put quite simply, it's about play!
The importance of play for babies and young children is undisputed; play is a child's first instinct and the way in which they learn about the world around them - how it tastes, looks, sounds and feels, as well as becoming familiar with all the different people in it! Playing games has a vital benefit for grown-ups too; children crave spending special time with the people they love, and this shared experience can help to create bonds that last a lifetime.
The benefits of drama and the power of imaginative play are becoming increasingly recognised for their importance in supporting the holistic development of children. As such, many early childhood settings place real value on programs that promote child-led, play-based learning. Our classes are developed with defined learning outcomes to support the National Quality Framework in the most fun and playful way.
At Pyjama Drama our emphasis is on role play and imagination, not performance. Although in many children we see the blossoming of a lifelong love of drama, we're not deliberately setting out to teach the children to be actors and performers. Drama, pretending and role-playing is instinctive and has many, many benefits. At Pyjama Drama our emphasis is clear - developing skills for life!
Pyjama Drama's 6-week online play programme will whisk your children (approx. 2-5 years) away to a series of fantasy worlds at the end of the rainbow. In every session, we'll sing, dance, pretend and play; enjoy exciting adventures and meet a whole host of imaginary characters.