What do we do?
Licketyspit creates and tours original children’s theatre for 0-12’s within a multi-stranded output of drama-led play projects that involve intergenerational play, story-making, writing and telling; music; songs; rhymes; playground play; poetry; drawing; dance and performance. We have particular expertise at creative engagement with 3-7’s, children with additional support needs and with english as an additional language.
We sustain child/family engagement and embed participant agency in our work through our Children & Families Network. We train children’s professionals, volunteers and parents/carers to become children’s rights-respecting Play Champions.
Where do we do it?
We lead inter-generational child-centred play in schools, arts and community settings. We work in early years; primary, nursery education and special needs settings; in theatres, primary, nursery, special schools, community centres, galleries, parks and museums.
What can we do for you?
We deliver CPD to teachers and child-care professionals in the use of drama-led play and creativity to support child development, children’s rights and attainment. Our approach is particularly relevant to early years professionals; primary and nursery teachers; children and families professionals; arts practitioners and organisations seeking to work in a children’s rights-based, child-centred way.
Licketyspit is committed to joined-up thinking and collaboration and to developing wider understanding about how theatre-arts – or what we call ‘Storyplay’- can foster a story-rich, inclusive, child-centred culture where every child feels valued, included and has agency to give voice to their thoughts feelings and ideas.
We think imaginative group play should be part of everyday for every child. And that the wonderful thing about having or working with a child is the opportunity it presents for adults to re-connect with our own playfulness – which is great for us and crucial for our children. Licketyspit wants to empower children and to show them how to open doors to imaginary play worlds that we believe can unlock their limitless possibilities.