This shadow puppet story will help to develop your child’s language and literacy skills, especially their listening skills. Watching it together is a great way of encouraging your child to enjoy the whole process of storytelling. The activity is also a fun, interactive way for your child to become more aware of cultural festivals and celebrations.
How to extend the magic
Explain that Vaiskhi is a festival which celebrates the Sikh New Year and the founding of the Sikh community over 300 years ago. It is the most important Sikh festival. You can learn more about Vaisakhi by visiting the Watch & Listen area of the CBeebies website. Click on ‘Preparing for Vaisakhi' to find out how one boy gets ready for the festival by helping to make some special food.