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We were excited to get review tickets for “I believe in Unicorns” in Vaudeville theatre.

My 5 year old was really looking forward to see this best-selling children’s author Michael Morpurgo’s treasured story. The theatre is located close to Charing Cross station and is easy to find. There is a buggy park on the first floor and the theatre staff kindly lands a helping hand to bring your buggy up there.

When we arrived there was arts and crafts session for children, as this show is part of Kid’s Week shows. They enjoyed making different things from old book pages in lead to a show. As the show is set in a little village’s library, there are lots of books and each tells a different story.

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We really liked the usage of props. It is amazing how many things she pulled out of the books. In the beginning I was thinking how she would keep the theatre full of children, but little I knew that she was a great story teller. All the things she was getting out of the books were as if she was a magician. This kept the children and their parents mesmerised. The frequent interaction with the audience was great too. Thus everybody wanted to be heard and be part of the show. We liked the storyline too. A little boy called Tomas who loved playing outside wasn’t very keen to go to school or to read books. But with a magical “Unicorn lady” librarian he becomes a book lover and acts heroically when it comes to saving the library.

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All in all a magical show that teaches children to love books. The numerous props and effects are really well thought through to add to show’s success. So do take advantage of “Kids week” and go to see the show. Kids only go free with a full paying adult if people book tickets through the Kids Week promotion.

Use this link to get the promotion:

http://www.kidsweek.co.uk

or call a ticket hotline 0844 248 5151

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Mumsnet Local Berkshire

mnberksAwkward Questions Children Ask Part Four

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Dr Amanda Gummer, Play & Parenting Psychologist and founder of Fundamentally Children has been helping Mumsnetters with how to answer those awkward questions that children ask.

How do I explain that we can’t afford to go on holiday like all their other friends? And dance classes, and expensive day trips?

tshirt sat at tableAmanda says……

Most things in life cost money and it’s important for children to understand its value and to know that everyone has differing amounts.  This can be really difficult concept for young children who think that meals or days out are free.

Why not ask them to save some pocket money towards a day trip out, this will really help them to relate to how much things cost and make them understand that if they spend all their money on this trip they will miss out on other things such as sweets/magazines. If parents are going out to…

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