Creative Play for 4-5 Years, 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 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, 2020: Tall and Small

Uncover big ideas and tiny surprises as you adventure through your imagination. Fly with fairies at the bottom of your garden, walk on the moon or meet a giant at the top of the bean stalk. Engage in storytelling and movement exercises that explore the physical world and imaginative storytelling.

Course focus

  • Explore creative practice through storytelling and physical adventure.

Term 2, 2020: 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, 2020: Illustrated Adventure

Lose yourself in the picture book world of Children’s Book Week 2020 - Curious Creatures, Wild Minds. Explore the scenes, sights and sounds of these colourful illustrated adventures through creative play and drama activities.

Course focus

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

Term 4, 2020: Around the World in 8 days

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.” - Dr Seuss. Inspired by the wonderful world of Dr Seuss, each week work with a NIDA Creative Play expert, adventuring to different locations around the world in search of the most exciting adventures.

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.

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.
$175 $157.50 Limited inc GST
Creative Play for 4-5 Years, Melbourne

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