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Group of kids and teachers playing Magical Elevator

MAGICAL ELEVATOR – A Portal Into Playful Teaching

Travel the world.  Go back in time and forward to the future.  Venture to new lands.  And don’t leave the room… Teach your students about science, history, and make your literature come to life.  All you need is masking tape and a will to play! Like most of our theater games, Magic Elevator takes a …

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Jocelyn and group of kids playing Pass the Emotion

Kids Get In Touch With Emotions – Here’s How

Tongue twisters warm up the voice…Yoga can stretch the body…But what about our character’s feelings? I use “Pass the Emotions” to get my students primed for their rehearsals in our Shakespeare productions at Child’s Play NY.  In these plays, the stakes are so high that I’m constantly encouraging students to go deeper and make things …

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Girl Smiling wearing fun hat with veil and pearls, dressed up for Halloween

Making The Most Of Halloween Through Play

“Life is a journey, not a destination,” said poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Replace the word, “life” with “Halloween” and you have a pretty compelling argument for having fun this month without being too fixated on the day itself! Probably not Emerson’s original intention, but that’s ok… Sensory-overload parties and crazed-sugar-rushes can lead to day-of meltdowns …

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