Freyja had a fun morning today at a Pyjama drama special session based on “Frozen”. She first started Pyjama Drama at nursery and it’s something she looks forward to every week and it has really supported her imaginative play.
I made the mistake of telling Freyja about the session last week, so every morning since then she has been asking to go and there have been tears and tantrums up until this morning. She insisted on wearing her “Elsa dress” although I persuaded her into wearing trainers with it rather than her slightly-too-big “Elsa shoes”.
When we arrived the room was FULL of Elsas – Frozen certainly is very popular amongst little girls. Lisa runs the Gloucester franchise of Pyjama Drama. Freyja loves her. She is so good with kids, making them feel welcome and getting them involved. And she is so patient with all the random things small children feel the need to tell her. There is always a set routine to all sessions, starting with the warm-up and Pyjama Drama song. This gets sung so much at home that even Emily recognised it and started to dance along as we watched.
The session was full of music, singing and pretending, all based around the themes in Frozen. As in any session there was a song with actions to join in and a song involving the children playing musical instruments. Lisa and the children went on an adventure up into the icy mountains to find Elsa, talking to Kristoff on the phone and meeting Sven and Olaf on the way. The session finished with some lovely singing from small groups of children. The song of choice was obviously “Let It Go” and the children were made to feel at ease standing up and singing in front of everyone.
Freyja (or is that Queen Elsa?) shaking her maraca!
It’s funny taking Freyja to these holiday sessions, as I see a different side to her. At home she is loud and confident but when she is with people she doesn’t know she can be very shy. Today she wasn’t the little girl who normally sings along to Let It Go at the top of her voice and screams at me if I dare to join in. She got involved, she even danced and got up to sing with another little Elsa and all the way home she was rabbiting on about all the things she did in the session today.
Freyja doing her “ice magic” – watch out Lisa!!