CTC's Early Childhood Initiative is supported by the Sheltering Arms Foundation and the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation.
Plan on doing a few of the following pre-show activities in the Lobby:
Put on a pair of
cozy puppet socks.
Play I SPY! (We will have images around the lobby).
Make a story with your puppet socks, sing songs, and get talking with these questions:
How do you celebrate birthdays?
What kinds of food do you eat on your birthday?
Who do you spend time with on your birthday?
What’s your favorite thing about birthdays?
After the Play
Everyone will receive a postcard.
You can look more closely at the set and ask questions to our staff.
This play is about imagination and friendship. Here are some child
ren’s books that connect to these themes
The Red Balloon
by Albert Lamorisse
Not a Box
by Antoinette Portis
Where the Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak
by Hervé Tullet
Your Child’s Development
Fueled by ongoing research in early childhood development, CTC’s pr
eschool productions are designed to foster growth and gains in imaginative play, creative problem-solving, expressive language, social-emotional intelligence, voice and body confidence and control. According to research, here are some ways theatre helps children grow: