Please Mr. Panda, Dramatic Play
Your children’s story books make a great invitation for children to be creative and express themselves through using drama! Choose a favorite book from your children’s book collection. First read the book together then after you read the book make the invitation to act out the book using materials from your home. Gather stuffed animals, look through clothes to match the characters from the book the follow the child’s lead! As the adult get really into the acting, be silly, have fun, use silly voices—this will make the child that much more interested in acting out the book!
Length: 6:44; 2-8 years
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[00:00:27.000]Hi family and friends.
[00:00:29.430]Your children's stories books can be a great opportunity
[00:00:33.600]to encourage them to do dramatic play.
[00:00:37.380]Just pick out their favorite book
[00:00:39.900]and ask them to act it out.
[00:00:41.910]You can use all the different types of props
[00:00:44.400]that you have in your house.
[00:00:46.290]You might want to use stuffed animals,
[00:00:48.780]you could even use paper and markers
[00:00:50.820]to draw out some of the pictures from the story.
[00:00:55.973]Or you can also find different clothes
[00:00:58.904]that might match what some of the characters are wearing
[00:01:02.520]in the story.
[00:01:03.840]But just to encourage them that this can be
[00:01:05.400]an independent activity or it can be an activity
[00:01:08.160]that you help set up and then allow them to play
[00:01:11.970]and act it out and then later, come back to you
[00:01:14.038]and present it to you.
[00:01:19.687]"Please, Mr. Panda" by Steve Anthony.
[00:01:28.260]Can you find the Lemur?
[00:01:33.960]Here's the title page.
[00:01:35.797]"Please, Mr. Panda" by Steve Anthony.
[00:01:43.897]"Would you like a doughnut?
[00:01:56.010]Give me the pink one.
[00:02:05.970]No, you cannot have a doughnut.
[00:02:08.520]I have changed my mind.
[00:02:15.540]Would you like a doughnut?
[00:02:17.250]I want the blue one
[00:02:28.010]and the yellow one.
[00:02:35.100]No, you cannot have a doughnut.
[00:02:37.170]I have changed my mind.
[00:02:42.563]Would you like a doughnut?
[00:02:44.400]No, go away.
[00:02:50.220]Would you like a doughnut?
[00:02:53.940]I want many?
[00:03:04.890]Then bring me some more.
[00:03:16.632]No, you cannot have a doughnut.
[00:03:19.170]I have changed my mind.
[00:03:25.530]Would anyone else like a doughnut?
[00:03:39.523]May I have a doughnut?
[00:04:00.972]You can have them all.
[00:04:05.212]Thank you very much.
[00:04:11.334]I love doughnuts.
[00:04:18.292]You're welcome. I do not like doughnuts."
[00:04:36.780]Give me 10.
[00:04:42.870]You cannot have a doughnut. I changed my mind.
[00:04:51.390]Would you like the doughnut?
[00:04:53.940]Yes, give me the pink one,
[00:05:00.879]and the yellow one.
[00:05:10.410]You cannot have a doughnut. I changed my mind.
[00:05:21.360]May I have a doughnut? Can I have a doughnut?
[00:05:29.760]A big donut.
[00:05:33.090]Nevermind. No, you cannot have a doughnut.
[00:05:35.910]I changed my mind.
[00:05:41.520]Can I have a doughnut? All of them.
[00:05:47.610]And then bring me some more.
[00:05:49.650]Nevermind. You cannot have a doughnut.
[00:05:54.990]Can I have a doughnut? May I have a doughnut?
[00:05:59.880]Please, Mr. Panda?
[00:06:03.120]Yes, you can have all the doughnuts.
[00:06:13.440]Remember to say, please and thank you.
[00:06:19.930]And use your manners or you might not get what you want.
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