Sue played Imogen Stubbs ageing mother in a rehearsed reading of David Hare’s ‘Amy’s View’ at Wells Theatre Festival earlier this month.
The long, hot, lazy days of summer! Maybe too hot for usual playtimes and Play Therapy. Lots of water-play in the shade: splashing, pouring, trickling, spraying, scooping, mixing... So much learning and so much fun! Then a quiet time to read stories, cuddle up in a towel and just relax. The soothing voice telling the story will bring about calm and lethargy, we hope!
Sand Play is such a powerful means of expression. Just look at the monsters in this picture. The sandy beach is the ultimate play-place: playing in the natural environment with the water of the sea and the movement of the tide. How often is a holiday symbolised for children with the idea, lets go to the sea-side! Messy and sensory play, discovery in pools and rocks, building and constructing! A natural world for natural play!
Many ways to have dry messy play and a sensation of confetti! Torn up newspaper seems to provide endless fun for children and adults. And it is more environmentally friendly - notwithstanding that trees make the paper! The torn paper is then all ready to wet and mix with glue and make papier-mâché. Leave it to soak in water overnight, squeeze surplus water out, mix with glue and you are set to go! An interesting exercise in transformation - From mess to form! Models can then be baked to dry, painted with white glue to seal, and then painted with colours!
Jaff Choon is the Tutor for Online NDP in Malaysia. He is fully trained in NDP and lives and works in Kuala Lumpur.
Meet Leonie Hurry, Dramatherapist from Australia. She will be coordinating the latest NDP online training, now available in Australia.
‘Through the Fairy Door to the Land of Stories’ was a huge success, recently in Stratford on Avon; Attachment-based Play is much in demand and our courses are filling up well in advance. See more on Eventbrite!
Another successful Moose and Mouse Storytelling at Wells Cathedral School to four classes of children aged 2 - 5 and with both the story and participatory workshop. Do get in touch if you think your school would benefit from a visit.
Moose and Mouse and the Big Adventure is in production! It will be ready for September.
We’re delighted to have been sent this video of lovely rehearsal of a poem written by Dr Sue. It will be performed in Under the Kayon Tree on September 9 & 10th at Temple of Fine Arts, Brickfields.
The Forest Speaks
Shh….the forest is talking
Listen and hold your breath
The trees are sharing their ancient wisdom
Hundreds of years old
Shhh….the leaves are rustling
And know the insects pause
In their busy lives, as they tell what has gone before
Before killing machines and lethal cutters, blades that encroach and destroy
the ancient lives
Lives of ancient wisdom
To be heard no more