We had the very best of starts to our last week in nursery today, when Krista – Daniel’s mum- came in and involved us in a performance of “Where the Wild Things Are”, based on the book by Maurice Sendak.
Then we went outside where Krista became the mischevious wee boy, Max, and led us through the story using our garden as the set. It was brilliant – our boat became Max’s boat, the forest grew up around Max’s bedroom and we all became Wild Things. Some of us wore masks that Krista had printed for us to make and we all played wildly on musical instruments and did our best roaring and teeth gnashing.
When Max arrived home in his room, after his adventure, he found food on his bedroom table. Today the food he found was a tagine full of marshmallows, which all our little wild things devoured with great gusto.
We are so grateful to Krista for giving our children this lovely experience. It brought the book to life and was a fantastic example of our children’s imaginations being sparked by a new approach to a familiar tale. Getting in touch with our inner wildness is always fun, and the staff really enjoyed this too. Watching some of our quieter wee people really letting their hair down, roaring, stomping and getting into character was a great thing to see. All in all – a brilliant start to a final week for our pre-school children and all round good fun too.