Library / School / Preschool Visits
I am so looking forward to some storylicious fairy visits in the coming weeks. Last week I visited KU Rushcutters Bay and imparted the story of Corduroy [a 1968 classic]. What fun the children had with our concluding songs of Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around, Little Teapot and more. We also enjoyed a great follow up conversation about our favourite parts of the story. I shall be visiting Darlinghurst Public School for their annual ‘Fairytale Wonderland Day’ on 28th March and present The Princess and the Peas by Caryl Hart [a funny tale about a little girl’s aversion to peas and subsequent diagnosis of ‘Princessitis’] with its interwoven fairytale of the Princess and the Pea fairytale [Andersen]. In early April I am ‘touching down’ in regional places, including beautiful Cairns (far north Queensland) for two library sessions as well as Muswellbrook Library on 13th April 2017 plus the Laurieton Library [near Port Macquarie] on the 19th April 2017 and the Byron Bay Library on Friday, 21st April 2017 – squeal! Warning – I may sound cheesy ..BUT imparting literary love, presenting meaningful stories and fairytales in a fun and interactive way is “the main aim of my fairy game”. Truly fairylicious to have all these events to look forward to!
And .. just had to include .. this apt description of fairytales [excuse me for not knowing the source] .. “Fairytales are a beguiling paradox. Familiar and mysterious, earthy and ethereal, lucid and absurd. They seek to illuminate greater truths via the dark woods of our consciousness. But more than anything else, they fire our imagination, having crept into our collective psychoses as bedtime scriptures from an imaginary time and place”.