Monday, February 26, 2018

The House at Pooh Corner

*all photos of the play via the Youth Theatre at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre Facebook page

I have written before about our Friend Fridays and the important role they play in our homeschool. One of the many activities that has fallen on Friend Friday is attending a local children's theater to see performances of some of our favorite children's books.

Back in October we joined friends to see a production of Charlotte's Web – and we all loved it. Then the Children's Theater did a production of Beauty and the Beast that we chose to skip, but our friends enjoyed seeing, and last Friday we had the opportunity to see The House at Pooh Corner with some of these same friends. Next month we hope to see A Year with Frog and Toad – which Jack and I have just started reading together.

The morning of the play, we finished up the book and the stories about Winnie-the-Pooh were still fresh in our minds. Since the book is by an English author, I found myself having to explain more to Jack. There were also more characters to keep up with. I kind of wish we had chosen to listen to an audio version of this book... maybe another time.

While the showing of Charlotte's Web was packed, The House at Pooh Corner was only about two-thirds full when we saw it. The play was cute, but the kid that played Tigger made the play. Isaac and the other little guy in our group thought Tigger was hilarious and they couldn't take their eyes off the stage!

While Charlotte's Web really followed the storyline from the book, I found The House at Pooh Corner blended story lines and left out a lot of (what I thought were) important elements. Either way I don't think the kids noticed and we still had an enjoyable time with our friends.

Afterward, we were able to walk over to Good Dog for hot dogs with one other family. Then we let our kids run wild at Coolidge Park, before ending with a carousel ride. Have I mentioned that we love where we live... and Friend Friday?

I will leave you with one of Pooh's poems/songs from the book since it has been in my head all week:
The more it snows (Tiddely pom),
The more it goes (Tiddely pom),
The more it goes (Tiddely pom),
On snowing.

And nobody knows (Tiddely pom),
How cold my toes (Tiddely pom),
How cold my toes (Tiddely pom),
Are growing. 

If you've been following along, here are our previous Friend Friday adventures this school year:
August: Coolidge Park
September: Creative Discovery MuseumGreenway Farms PicnicChattanooga ZooBig Soddy Gulf
October: Reflection Riding Center (Monday Friend Day) ⎮ Charlotte's Web
December: Christmas Cookie Party ⎮ Christmas Cookie and Bird Ornament Party
January: Creative Discovery MuseumHigh Point Climbing DayChallenger Center
February: Hidden Hills Farm Maple Syrup DayValentine's Party

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