The Nutcracker

This activity should take 15 mins

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The Nutcracker

Introduction

This animated Christmas tale will help to develop your child’s language and literacy skills as they carefully watch and listen to the story and click on the ‘next’ button to turn the pages when prompted. Watching and listening to it together is a great way of encouraging your child to enjoy books and the whole process of storytelling, and is great for stimulating their imagination.

How to extend the magic

Why not create a special storytelling den in the corner of the room and come up with your own Christmas tale? Your story could be about Father Christmas and his reindeer or it could be about baby Jesus and the nativity story. You might want to set your story in a house decked out with festive decorations. Perhaps the fairy on top of the Christmas tree comes to life - a bit like the Sugar Plum Fairy did in 'The Nutcracker'?

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