As some of you already know, Licketyspit Theatre Company has taken up part-time residence at Oakwood Primary. We are a children’s theatre company who create shows and opportunities for games, rhymes, songs and imaginary play with children, for children and their families.
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have temporarily had to stop delivering Storyplay sessions. But we’re still here! We’ve made some videos to help explain the situation to children, find the first one here and the second one here. You can find lots to do online in Come & Play! And some new videos of our games and other activities in Happening Now.
Oakwood is one of Licketyspit’s flagship STORYPLAY schools.
Since 2017, every child in the school has been learning some of the Lickety Playcard repertoire of games, rhymes, songs, stories, dressing-up and imaginary play. P1s and P2s have participated in LicketyLeap (‘The Story of Margaret and Margaret’) and lots of parents have been involved too, for family Porridge & Play sessions, as well as attending the Licketyleap follow-up sessions.
We hope the children have continued to play at home – and to teach the games to you too! (We are never too old to play!) We are also very grateful to some of our P1 parents, who have helped us produce information about Porridge & Play in Arabic and Mandarin.
There is lots of evidence that our approach builds children’s confidence, strengthens friendships, develops language and literacy and encourages an enjoyment of school. Our approach is based on fairness, inclusion and the knowledge that everyone is creative. Storyplay helps unlock children’s – and adults’ – innate creativity and limitless imagination!
We want everyone in the school community to be part of Storyplay, so we hope to see you at a session soon! Do get in touch if you have any questions or ideas for your Storyplay School.
We would also like to invite you to join the Licketyspit Children and Families Network.
This is a big community of families across Scotland with children under-twelve, who all know Licketyspit. It’s a place to share experiences, ideas and resources – online and by email and post. We are also working with museums and libraries to create more new free opportunities for families.
You can join the network by clicking on Register Now on the top right-hand corner of this page, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, the names & ages of your children, and your postcode.
Please follow us on Facebook & Twitter, where we’ll share news and photos of our sessions (with your permission), and tell us what you think! We love to get feedback and images of children’s drawings inspired by Lickety-play – and we will always write back!
What have we been up to in Oakwood Storyplay?
(These posts are chronological – scroll to the bottom to find the start of our residency)