School Holiday Program - Social Skills and Oral Language
For Children Aged 5-13+
Using Music and Drama
Featuring Musical Plays by Bad Wolf Press
Easter Holidays - 12th April to 17th April
We are offering a unique program written by speech pathologist, Kathy Bruno, based on musical plays written by Bad Wolf Press. The plays use nursery rhymes, fairy tales and super heroes to teach social skills. We have taken these plays and developed structured lesson plans to teach a variety of skills, including vocabulary, sequencing, concepts, social skills and emotional literacy.
At the end of the week the children will perform the plays for their parents in a fun informal presentation. Children don’t need to be able to sing, they just need to enjoy music and be open to trying new things. It’s about fun and learning, not perfecting a play performance.
Daily Group Lessons: Monday 12th April to Friday 16th April
Group 1: Nursery Rhymers – Ages 5-8: 9:00-10:30
Group 2: Fairy Tale Fun – Ages 8-10: 11:00-1:00
Group 3: Super Heroes – Ages 10-13+: 2:00-4:00
Performances: Saturday 17th April – Times TBA
Daily group lessons: Speech Plus Speech Pathology, Tenancy 2.6, 2 Chelsea Lane, Redlynch.
Head to the Redlynch Central Commercial Hub, near the Redlynch McDonalds and Shell Service Station. Enter the building next to KFC and go upstairs.
Saturday Performances: Venue TBA
Kathy Bruno – Certified Speech Pathologist and Director of Speech Plus Speech Pathology, with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology.
Ainjali Wong – Certified Speech Pathologist, with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology.
Joel Reid – Allied Health Assistant, with a Diploma of Creative Arts (Acting), studying a Bachelor of Music.
Nikkita Bruno – Student Assistant, with an interest in Musical Theatre.
Program One: Nursery Rhymers - Ages 5-8
This program is based on the musical play “Mother Goose’s Character Camp”. It is a fun, short play that uses popular nursery rhymes to explore the following concepts:
Following Important Rules
Treating Others How You Wish To Be Treated
Children will learn about resilience from the Incy Wincy Spider and apologizing from Humpty Dumpty. In addition, woven into the lessons are language tasks such as vocabulary, multiple meanings, naming and understanding emotions, sequencing and story-telling.
During the play, children can sing and take roles such as Little Miss Muffet and her spider if they want to. If they don’t want to, they can be part of the chorus on stage and move to the music when it plays.
There will be a maximum of 8 children.
Program Two: Fairy Tale Fun - Ages 8-10
This program is based on the musical play “Character Matters”. It is a 30 minute play that uses popular fairy tales to explore the following concepts:
Treating others how you wish to be treated
Having the courage to do what you think is right
Difference and tolerance: don’t judge a book by its cover
Kindness and Caring
Dealing with Anger and Bullies
Regret and Forgiveness
Children will learn about forgiveness from Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and managing anger and frustration from Cinderella. In addition, woven into the lessons are language tasks such as vocabulary, multiple meanings, naming and understanding emotions, theory of mind, perspective-taking, sequencing and story-telling.
During the play children can sing and take roles such as Little Red Hood, the Big Bad Wolf or Cinderella if they want to. If they prefer not to, they can be part of the chorus on stage and move to the music when it plays.
There will be a maximum of 12 children.
Program Three: Super Heroes - Ages 10-13+
This program is based on the musical play “Social Skills: How to Interact with Human Beings”. It is a 35 minute play that follows the story of some super heroes who learn what it takes to get along with others. The following concepts are explored:
Listening attentively to others
Thinking before you speak
Body language and social cues
Facing conflict and apologising
Monitoring your emotions and reactions
Online conduct (thinking before posting something online)
You don’t have to be friends with everyone, but you should strive to be friendly
Children will learn about reading body language from Freeze Frame, a super hero who can freeze people, and about conversational skills from Info Blast, a super hero who likes to talk about his own interests incessantly. In addition, woven into the lessons are language tasks such as vocabulary, multiple meanings, naming and understanding emotions, theory of mind, perspective-taking, sentence recall and repetition and story-telling.
During the play children can take roles of super heroes, their sidekicks or other characters. They can sing with the music or simply be part of the group and move to the music when it plays.
This play contains a lot more lines for children to learn, so is better suited to more verbal children.
There will be a maximum of 12 children.
NDIS participants are able to use their plans to attend this program, if they have sufficient capacity building funds available. We are NDIS Registered, so the program is open to participants who are self-funded, plan-managed and NDIA managed.
As the cost is dependent on the number of participants, the final cost will be advised once enrolments have been confirmed. This is in line with the NDIS price guide.
Nursery Rhymers: $458
Fairy-Tale Fun: $407
Super Heroes: $407
Children who do not have access to the NDIS are welcome to join us. Prices will be the same as for those who do have NDIS funding.
How to Enrol
For questions about the program and your child's suitability, contact us by phone or email.
Ready to enrol? Download and complete the following forms, then forward them to us by email or drop them in to the clinic.