Our mommy blogger, Katherine, shares her experience of bringing her little one to a musical and how she feels it’s good for them
Exposing children to musicals enriches them both culturally and artistically, which I would strongly encourage and advocate.
When I brought Bubba to watch a recent musical, I could not help but feel a certain sense of satisfaction and achievement.
Musicals like Goldilocks and the Three Bears trigger the imagination and bring fairy tales to life. What better way to introduce toddlers to classic characters through a live performance?
The stage and costumes were absolutely magnificent and captivating. In this day and age when television is overrated, it is certainly more impactful to educate children on moral lessons through different and creative platforms.
The emphasis of the lesson behind the story of the play Goldilocks and the Three Bears is not only to respect one’s personal space but also on the perils of wandering – this was enacted by Goldilocks venturing alone into the woods, when her father was busy chopping down trees, and into the Three Bears’ home where she made herself at home and made a mess, angering the bears.
My niece Phoebe, who is 11 years old, enjoyed the musical and loved the set; she was fascinated with the transformation of the stage from the forest to the Three Bears’ home. Comparatively, the play The Fantastic Mr Fox was even more engaging, and I look forward to watching more musicals with Bubba and creating more ‘happyments’ [happy moments] with him!
Children love to be brought out and are in awe of things that are larger than life, especially when presented on a big scale on stage and not constrained by a small screen.
‘Til next post,
Editor’s Note: Weekender lists various events for kids from time to time, in our Events section. Check out our section regularly for musicals, storytelling sessions, activities and other events that you can bring your child to.