Blog: parenting

10 August 2014

Just go for it!

Why did I buy a franchise and start running my own business at such an early age? Well, I’ve always enjoyed performing and working with children, and after school I went on to study for a degree in drama at Exeter University.... Read more

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22 July 2014

5 little children in the sun

The summer holidays are here which means (fingers crossed!), long sunny days playing in the garden. But as too much sunshine can be harmful, what better way to teach young children how to safe safe when the sun shines than with a good old Pyjama Drama sing-a-long game?... Read more

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11 June 2014

Pyjama Drama Franchisee Phylly Jones Shortlisted for BFA Franchisee of the Year

We're so excited that Phylly has been shortlisted in the BFA's Franchisee of the Year awards.... Read more

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09 June 2014

Well spent afternoons

Today we went to our third Pyjama Drama session and boy did we have fun. Every session we went on a different adventure, imagining ourselves away to a circus, a farm and today a jungle inhabited by a dancing dragon. ... Read more

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17 March 2014

We’ve been nominated!

We're chuffed to bits to have been nominated in a number of categories in this year's Whats on 4 Awards, and we'd like to say a huge THANK YOU... Read more

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07 November 2013

Stay safe with Road Safety Week (Nov 18th - 24th)

Working at Pyjama Drama means that we see the benefits of drama on a daily basis and never cease to be amazed by the incredible imaginations of the children we teach. Drama is the perfect learning tool for young children, allowing them to ‘trial’ real and imaginary situations, learn from them and prepare them for world outside their home. This is why we have created a special session to support Road Safety Week, the UK's biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake and involving thousands of schools, organisations and communities each year.... Read more

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09 May 2013

Daydreamer

I’m a daydreamer. While it would look like I was entranced by yet another fascinating spread sheet, my imagination would be running wild with what else I could be doing ... Read more

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31 January 2012

Anyone can tell a story!

This week is National Storytelling Week meaning that all around the UK in libraries, pubs, theatres, schools and a whole assortment of other public places, people will be telling stories; old, new, forgotten and re-found. What’s really interesting is the emphasis on telling, not reading stories; something that we at Pyjama Drama feel is really worth shouting about. Storytelling is drama, although it requires no costume or props it does require the creative use of facial expression, voice, gesture and eye contact. Perhaps more importantly, the most powerful stories (like the most powerful drama) comes from within, and has a true connection with the storyteller themselves. ... Read more

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21 December 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

2011 has whizzed past in a fun-filled blur.... Read more

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19 January 2011

Not dressing up box in sight

If you’re new to Pyjama Drama, the first time you come along to one of our classes, you may wonder why we don’t have piles of dressing clothes; gowns, crowns, masks and pretty ballgowns. Isn’t that what drama and performance is all about? So here’s the thing. We don’t need them. All we need to create magical, exciting, fun-packed drama, is a child’s imagination. ... Read more

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