In the spring of last year, I conducted a series of workshops exploring seasons with the P4 classes at Rockefeller Early Childhood Center. This was my foray into one of the latest crazes in children's theatre--"baby" theatre. The culmination of the workshops was a performance created through the students' input. I used shadow puppetry to tell the story of Baby Bird as he experienced the seasons for the first time in his nest. Much kudos goes to Heather Gifford whose acting and technical help was invaluable to me!
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About the Author: April Gentry-Sutterfield is a director, deviser, educator, and mom who uses theatre as a tool for social justice, education, and community engagement.