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Monica Becomes a Big Sister
part of the Kinder Adventure Series developed from Tools of Discovery
Thurs., Mar. 23 at 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Wed., Mar. 22 – both performances canceled
Ripley Center, Smithsonian
Recommended for Ages 3-7 / PreK – 2nd Grade

Monica Becomes a Big SisterMonica can’t wait for the newest member of the family to arrive. But a broken leg sends her to the emergency room with her mom. In a musical medical adventure, Monica discovers that a hospital isn’t such a scary place—and that a baby brother might join you on the trip back home.

About the Kinder Adventure Series & Tools of Discovery:
Productions in this series have been developed from Discovery Theater’s Tools of Discovery program. Acclaimed by educators, Tools of Discovery brings Smithsonian-trained teaching artists into DCPS classrooms to provide preschool and kindergarten teachers with skills in theatrically based play techniques that help children develop critical pre-literacy skills.  The series sponsored by the Nora Roberts Foundation.

In 2013, Discovery Theater developed an innovative arts/education program for DCPS early education teachers and their students who were implementing the “Tools of the Mind” curriculum.  Derived from the theories of Lev Vygotski, the curriculum uses guided play to promote early childhood literacy and the development of executive function, self-regulation, and creative thinking in pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms.  Using philosophies, techniques, and content drawn from Smithsonian-developed Museum Theatre practices and models, Vygotskian theory of play within a social context, and the Core Common State Standards; Tools of Discovery directors Roberta Gasbarre and Oran Sandel developed techniques that Smithsonian trained actor/educators employ to help teachers and parents enrich creative, guided play in class or at home.

Resources for Educators:
Standards of Learning
Learning Guide