GBTC Theatre Classes Curriculum (Age 3-5)
Stories, Music, Movement, Art !: Specially Designed for Our Youngest Students: (3-5 years) Weekly / 10 hours
Each of our class programs enables students to play in a safe environment while developing physical, social and personal skills. Through positive encouragement, compassion, fun and patience, we work with the child in creating pleasant experiences and memories that serve to build confidence and ability. Each child is welcomed by a friendly and caring staff member who will guide them through the program using a clear and well defined approach to communication.
Our students will enjoy storytelling and creative role play. Fun movement games and activities spark a spatial awareness in young children, allowing them to interact physically with peers in a positive and effective manner. The art of puppetry introduces a valuable element of role-play and character development facilitating empathy and understanding of others. Music also plays a part: a sense of tone, melody and rhythm is introduced to the young child through songs, rhythmic games and exercises. We recognize that each child has particular artistic potential, talents and tendencies; and so participation in a varied assortment of visual arts is encouraged.
Children love to sing, dance, pretend and engage in all kinds of art work. They thrive in an atmosphere of warmth, enthusiasm and positive attention. The fun and personal satisfaction, as well as the sense of social responsibility, experienced by a child through these activities, are of great value. Our classes are designed to nurture an atmosphere of respect, kindness, compassion and intelligent behavior.
Short folk-tales, stories, plays, songs and games, along with a diverse set of art supplies, are tools that we use at Great Big Theatre Company programs. Each child is encouraged to express ideas, emotions and physical play in a creative, safe and secure manner. When we provide the right environment, their imaginations soar!