Creative Play for 2-3 Years With Parents, Melbourne

Creative Play provides an entertaining and supportive learning environment designed especially for growing artists and their families.

Learning framework

Each week students participate in play based dramatic exercises to engage the body, voice and imagination in creative, self-expression. We work with a different theme or focus on a specific area of creative development each term. Classes are tailored to the developmental and creative needs of individual children.

What is Creative Play?

Creative Play actively engages children and parents in storytelling and artistic practice through voice, movement and dramatic play based activities.
Children and their parents are supported by our experienced tutors to:

  • Develop self-confidence
  • Explore social contexts and group dynamics
  • Develop voice and communication skills
  • Discover the physical world and cultural landscapes
  • Engage their personal creativity and artistry in a fun environment

Term 1, 2021: Up, Up and Away

Stories from high above the world. Travel in Hot Air Balloons, Rocket Ships and fabulous flying machines to explore the far reaches of the globe and the outer corners of the universe. Create wild adventures to share with your NIDA friends.

Course focus

  • Explore creative practice through storytelling and physical adventure.

Term 2, 2021: A leaf, a bee and me!

Join your NIDA friends on a journey to discover the rhythms, sounds and characters that create the extraordinary music of everyday life. Each week use your voice and body to create sounds and characters from much loved stories, your own real life adventures and wondrous imaginations.

Course focus

  • Be introduced to vocal and physical communication, through children’s stories and characters.

Term 3, 2021: Book Worms Wiggle

Get those bodies moving as we dive into the stories of National Book Week. Use your body to explore the scenes, sights and sounds of the National Book Week Adventures - Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds.

Course focus

  • Explore CBCA Children’s Book Week story adventures each week.

Term 4, 2021: Big Paws, little world.

Use your vocal, physical and acting skills to create Giant Tales inspired by famous stories from Clifford the Big Red Dog. Create your own Giant character; imagine how it would be to explore a miniature world form a BIG point of view.

Course focus

  • Create stories with your NIDA friends as you discover your place in the world and explore your imagination.

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing you/your child can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
  • Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • Please bring a bottle of water to all classes.
  • If you are running late to collect your child, please call NIDA reception on 02 9697 7600. NIDA will only provide supervision during advertised course times.

Parents and siblings in class

  • One parent/guardian is required to accompany their child and actively participate in the class.
  • Siblings and babies are not able to sit in on classes.
  • The NIDA tutor is there to creatively coach, guide and inspire your child. If your child is upset or having difficulty focussing through a class, please help them to focus and participate in group activities. You are welcome to take your child outside the classroom if they need some time and space away from the group.

Enrol for the full year in advance to receive a 15% discount off the full price!

  • Discount is only applicable when booking all four terms within the same calendar year.
  • Discount is not available online. Please book over the phone by calling the office on 1300 450 417 to receive the discount.
  • If students do not attend all four terms, the discount is no longer valid.

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