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Hatching Dragons Mandarin Music & Shadow Puppetry Playgroup

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Hatching Dragons Nursery School

2, The Green

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Dear all local lovely families. We are so very happy and proud to announce the launch of our Twickenham Shadow Puppetry Playgroup. We will be trialling it out over August but it has been a sell out at our Barbican nursery so we're really looking forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

The aim of the playgroup is quite simple: to give you (parents) and your child a gentle, musical introduction into things Chinese - our language, our culture, our mythology and our art forms. Li Jing, a classically trained pianist and singer, is our Head of Mandarin and will be leading the session to help all of you get into the swing of things so don't fret!

Our intention is to start each month off with a new theme. This month will be the story of the Chinese zodiac as its a nice way to get into China and Chinese - learning the stories behind it and the words for the animals, before having a performance delivered with puppets to give you all a cinematic feel to the proceedings! We will aim to get regular children into making the pupppets themselves eventually learning how to deliver the performance themselves by the end of the month.

Second month, the process repeats but with a new theme / story and characaters.

There will also be another mainstay of the playgroup - Mandarin music. It is a lovely way to get the children's ear into the tonally inflective form of spoken Chinese and helps parents get to grips with some of the language too!

Ages and Stages - really aimed for children aged one and half up to 3 or so but babies would love the shadow puppetry performance too. Please do note that we only have limited space for buggies so please do bring a nice collapsable Mclaren!


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