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Learning from the Ballet: The Colonial Nutcracker at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Learning from the Ballet: The Colonial Nutcracker at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

We recently enjoyed a performance of The Colonial Nutcracker, Performed by Dance Theatre in Westchester, at The Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. Pin It It was a magical experience for us–the music, the dancing, and the sets were all stunning! Ballet can potentially be challenging for young children but this performance was very accessible. A narrator told the story, which goes a long way towards keeping children engaged. This Nutcracker makes a number of small changes, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Music, Musical, Performing Arts and Theater, Sound

8 Favorite Christmas Picture Books

8 Favorite Christmas Picture Books

Last minute trip to the library? Check out some of our favorite Christmas picture books including classics and new favorites! Pin It A Christmas Carol: The original is, of course, by Charles Dickens. This version, illustrated by Brett Helquist, is short enough for reading in a single night with my four year old and retains the fascination of the original. The illustrations are perfect for capturing a young child’s imagination. As most adult readers know, … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3-5 (Preschool), 5-6 (Kindergartners), 6-8 (Early Elementary), Featured, Winter