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Handbook / Teacher's Guide
Beginning drama with very young children can be a daunting prospect, but the benefits for children performing to an audience are endless. Developing speaking and listening skills, boosting self-confidence and self-esteem, developing language skills and using expressive arts are all specified as both prime and specific areas of learning in the EYFS 2012. Early Years performances need to be approached in the correct way and include lots of repetitive movements, actions, rhymes, songs and music. They need to be highly interactive, incredibly simple and above all fun for all concerned!This Little Book is a toolbox of techniques and ideas, which can be used within any Early Years drama activity including mime, facial expression and gesture, clapping and rhythms, statues and tableaux, creation and use of props and dressing up.
“...this practical book is full of easy to implement ideas and plenty of fresh thinking. So many skills are developed that the results are well worth the effort - and think of the pleasure parents get from seeing their little ones perform. Another succinct and practical aid for Early Years teachers.” – Sarah Brew, www.parentsintouch.co.uk
Clêr Lewis is a drama practitioner and storyteller with many years experience of working in early years settings both in the UK and internationally.Writes: Early Years, Expressive Arts and DesignAuthor of : The Little Book of Drama and Performance