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Teach drama in your preschool with our award-winning curriculum


Are you looking for new ways to develop your children’s personal, social, and emotional skills? Would you love to find resources that target their communication and language? Do you recognise the value of drama in the early years but worry that activities may be too 'chaotic'? 

'Dip into Drama' is an award-winning drama curriculum that provides children with opportunities to work towards 100% of their Early Learning Goals in Communication and Language and Personal, Social, and Emotional Development (EYFS).

With 78 tried-and-tested, easy to follow lesson plans and prerecorded training, anyone, no matter what their experience of drama (or if they're naturally reserved) can quickly learn how to lead imaginative play - without the chaos!


The 'Dip into Drama' curriculum includes: 

  • 78 lesson plans supporting EYFS / Curriculum for Wales / Curriculum for Excellence 
  • Prerecorded training (less than an hour)
  • Music
  • Ongoing support
  • Lifetime access

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Who is this curriculum for?
Anyone working with children aged 2 – 5 years.

What's included? 

  • 78 lesson plans supporting EYFS / Curriculum for Wales / Curriculum for Excellence
  • Prerecorded training (less than an hour)
  • Music
  • Ongoing support
  • Lifetime access


What will I learn in training?

  • Three Pyjama Drama techniques 
  • How to deliver our 20-min drama lesson plans


What topics are covered in the curriculum?

The curriculum contains 78 individual lessons inspired by the following topics:

All About Me, Animals, Emotions,  Festivals and Celebrations, Friends and Family, Much Loved Characters, Mythical Characters, People Who Help Us, Physical Health, Seasons and Life Cycles, Toys and Games, Transport, Who Lives in the Garden?

What happens in a lesson?
In each lesson, children play a drama game that takes place in an imaginary world, e.g.: at the vet’s, in the ocean, at school, in space, or in the rainforest.They take on different roles, learn new songs and rhymes, dance, move, and share their thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Watch a group of children experience a 'Dip into Drama' lesson for the very first time below:



How long is a lesson?
Each lesson is structured in exactly the same way, and is designed to last approx. 20-minutes. 

What’s the recommended number of children in each lesson?
There is no set recommended number. Space permitting, you can successfuly teach 1 or 31 children!


How do I access the lesson plans and the training? 
‘Dip into Drama’ is hosted on our partner platform, My CPD Group. When you buy the curriculum, you will create an account and will then gain immediate access to the training videos and lesson plans. 


What skills will my children develop when I deliver the curriculum?
Everything we do at Pyjama Drama develops children’s life skills e.g.: problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, decision-making, creative thinking, interpersonal skills, self-awareness, empathy, coping with stress, and dealing with emotions.


Do I have to be good at drama to deliver the curriculum?
‘Dip into Drama’ is award-winning, and we pride ourselves on creating training and resources that anyone can deliver – from the most theatrical among us to those more reserved. If you can pull a funny face and make a child laugh or put on different voices when reading a story, you already are good at drama!

How does the ‘Dip into Drama’ curriculum support the EYFS?
In every lesson, there are opportunities for children to work towards 100% of their ELGs in both Communication and Language and Personal, Social, and Emotional Development.


How does ‘Dip into Drama’ support the Curriculum for Wales?
Deliver ‘Dip into Drama’ and provide opportunities for children to develop knowledge, skills, and understanding across all areas, specifically:

Health and Well-being (100% of progression steps)
Languages, Literacy and communication (57% of progression steps)
Expressive Arts (72% of progression steps)


How does ‘Dip into Drama’ support Curriculum for Excellence?
Deliver 'Dip into Drama' and help children develop skills to become: 

  • Successful learners
  • Confident individuals
  • Responsible citizens
  • Effective contributors


Is there ongoing support?
Absolutely. When you purchase ‘Dip into Drama’ you will automatically join our online support group where you can ask questions, seek advice, and offer support to other practitioners delivering our curriculum. 

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