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“Pig in a wig in space” - theatre in English for kids.


English lessons at schools and in kindergartens are nowadays taken for granted. The quality, however, sometimes leaves a lot to be desired. Kids learn vocabulary and grammar and use it only to make sentences in their exercise books. Real conversation is less important. Many parents look for other ways to learn. Lessons with native speakers, English schools and English holidays are only a few of them. Last weekend we had the opportunity to attend the perfect initiative of one of Warsaw's English schools. The teachers of Early Stage prepared a theatrical performance called "Pig in a wig in space", which is a perfect way to make an English lesson more creative.

If one of you wants to encourage your kids to learn English or you simply want to spend time with them in a funny way, go to Culture House Kadr in Warsaw. "Pig in a wig in space" is a pleasant story about a small pig who wants to fly into space and for different reasons must therefore transform into a dog. This fabulous initiative is aimed at kids between 4 and 8 years old, but even really small children will be satisfied. The actors on the stage and among the small kids in the audience really do a lot to present a fully English story to the Polish kids in an understandable manner. There are amazing faces, gags, repetition of words, audio-visual support and other elements to help transfer the English ideas into the little Polish heads. We take part in an interactive play engaging all the senses. There is a Cosmic Cactus playing the guitar, a pig dreaming of cosmic trips a Cosmic Dog and a mysterious aunty who has recently disappeared during her travels.

The play has interesting staging and musical arrangements, and the actors really do a lot to be understood and to teach simple English words and phrases. The vocabulary is simple and the pronunciation very careful and ear friendly. The kids are constantly drawn into the play, and the conversations and actors move between the stage and the audience. Audience members are asked to repeat simple words and phrases many times. Because the kids do it at first very shyly, they have to repeat things two or even three times before the actor is satisfied with the noise level. Also very interesting is the English-Italian-Polish group of actors, which demonstrates how to entertain in English with the help of a play.

I really recommend it!

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