Friday, March 30, 2012

Paddington Bear


 The Playhouse Children's Theater presents "Paddington Bear's Adventures," adapted from the stories of Michael Bond and directed by Mary Weaver, in final performances by a cast of 15 children ages 5 to 13 at The Playhouse in Belfast on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31 and April 6 and 7, at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance on Sunday, April 1, at 4 p.m. The play is recommended for ages five and up.

The Playhouse is located at 107 Church Street in Belfast. Tickets are $5 at the door. Seating is limited; call 338-5777 for reservations.
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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Celebrating Seuss!

I know there are dozens of Dr. Seuss posts out there but I MUST share.  This past week we celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday! There is something magical about re-introducing young children to a familiar friend.  The Cat in the Hat is an old family friend to most children, they take pride and joy in knowing the stories and the characters.

 In celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday this past week, we grew as a community.  It was very sweet to over-hear comments like, "I have that book at home!" and "You do? So do I!" said with excitement and joy over the connection to a friend.
Children develop independence by first separating from their parent to their teacher, then from the teacher to a peer/friend...this natural progression is not always an easy task for all to do.  The work of the preschool teacher is to nurture friendships between the children.   When was the last time you shared with a parent, about who their child plays with at school?  Suggesting play-dates is a great way to foster preschool friendships.  Some parents will ask but other parents may be shy or may not feel comfortable asking. 
Happy Reading everyone!  ~MM


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