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Jingle Bells

2 December 2017

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This Christmas we’re trying something different. Normally we do some kind of nativity. But occasionally it’s an idea to ask “Why?” Do the children truly understand the story? Do they enjoy a tea towel put on their head held by a stocking? We usher them here and there to create the story. I’m not knocking settings that are doing this, but we’ve just analysed why we do this, and it’s not for the children.

So what are we doing? Parents love a show, and they are getting one! We’ve picked some really great Christmas songs. Some on CD, some freestyle and no accompaniement. We’re up, we’re down and we’re dancing around. We’re not going to dress them up. They are welcome to wear something Christmassy, but not a problem if they don’t. We’ve had disappointed parents in the past when their child flatly refuses to put on their costume. This year, that won’t be a problem.
Parents, if you’re reading this...and you’re at my setting, be prepared to join in. We’re going to have fun. Your children love the songs they’re singing. Sorry there isn’t a sickly sweet one to go “ahhh” to, but we’re thinking of the children this year. We hope you enjoy the show!