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Early Years Workshops: Dilly-dally Tortoise and Hurried Hare 12 - 13 May 2023

Discover animals who like to move around at different speeds with Joanna Parkes in this fun Early Years drama workshop for little ones aged 2-4 and their grown-ups.

Hurried Hare is always in a rush – running around quickly and doing everything really fast. Sometimes too fast! Meanwhile, Dilly-dally Tortoise likes to do things slowly and carefully. Sometimes people laugh at him for being so slow, but he knows that sometimes it is better to take your time.

Using the well-known Aesop’s Fable of The Tortoise and the Hare as a starting point, have fun exploring what things you should do slowly, and when it might be a good idea to speed things up. Maybe Tortoise can even help Hare to realise that sometimes it’s good to simply slow down. Let’s use our imaginations together and find out!

Combining drama, story and play, this drama workshop invites little ones and their grown-ups to enjoy imagining together. So if you’re a parent, grandparent, uncle, aunty, godparent or carer, come along with a 2 to 4 year old to discover, explore and create together in this delightful workshop adventure.

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About Joanna Parkes

Joanna became the second recipient of the John Coolahan Early Years Artist in Residency at The Ark in 2019. She has been working in the field of Creative Arts Education as a Drama Facilitator for many years, in many diverse contexts. Her practice uses participative process drama methods, underpinned by her belief that drama provides people of all ages - from toddlers to 90 year olds - with wonderful opportunities to investigate the world, and their role within it, through play and imagination. Joanna also completed a Masters in Early Childhood Education which specifically examined the role drama can play in supporting children’s holistic personal development, reinforcing her belief in the profound, transformative power of drama and early engagement with the arts.