Last week, the kids attended theater camp. They had a great time being a part of a "Little Red Riding Hood". They did one of these last summer as well, and that was also a rousing success.
Family and friends can check out all the pictures I got at the show on our photo-sharing site.
It’s an interesting process. Obviously the emphasis is on having fun (as it should be). Still, they had four days to assemble as a cast, learn their lines (and many kids did have lines), learn their cues and blocking, rehearse, and still have enough time to run around and play outside. Along the way, they learn poise and teamwork, while having a ton of fun.
The first time I watched one of these unfold, I was really struck by what happens when you ask kids to do something fun and ambitious. Often, they’ll exceed their own expectations – and maybe yours too.