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Faraway Woods, a New Podcast by Award-Winning Children’s Theatre, Teaches Pro-Social Skills

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CLIMB Theatre, a national leader in theatre for young audiences, engages children ages 4-9 through interactive audio dramas. ST. PAUL, Minn., May 23, 2016 – Kids across the country can now travel to Faraway Woods, a world of delightful characters and interactive stories, thanks to the release of a new podcast by award-winning CLIMB Theatre. CLIMB, based out of St. Paul, MN, created Faraway …

Craft: Make a Spider Out of a Paper Cup with Actor Paulino Brener

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This week, CLIMB launched a brand new podcast for ages 4-9 called Faraway Woods. Intended as resource for parents and teachers, episodes teach pro-social skills through the arts. In the episode released today, the actor who plays one of the characters, Paulino Brener, teaches kids how to create a spider out of a paper cup–as well as some basic Spanish vocabulary. Watch …

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Acceptance of Differences Lesson Plans for Elementary Teachers

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Looking for a great way to teach diversity to your elementary school students? CLIMB Theatre’s acceptance of differences lesson plans provide fun, interactive activities for elementary school teachers to bring these positive behavior skills into the classroom. In our acceptance of differences lesson plans, you’ll find the following activities: Popcorn, an activity to help students learn about similarities and difference. Students pretend to …

Using Theatre to Teach English

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CLIMB Theatre partnered with Learning in Style in Minneapolis, MN, to incorporate theatre as a way to teach English to non-native speakers. The program was developed through an Arts Access Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. In this video, we had a chance to sit down with teachers and students at Learning in Style to talk about some of the …

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3 Ways Theatre Education Builds Self-Confidence

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“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.” – NFL legend and actor, Joe Namath Self-confidence is one of the most important skills that parents and teachers can encourage in students of all ages. Students who possess self-confidence are more likely to:      Develop healthy, long-lasting friendships.      Perform well in …

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Talking to Students about Peer Pressure

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Photo courtesy Flikr user USAGJ One of the most important life skills students need is the ability to resist peer pressure and to make choices grounded in their own desires and values.  This is important in everything from substance abuse prevention to bullying prevention.  In our classes, CLIMB teaches students 4 Refusal Steps. Use a role­playing exercise like the one below to practice these …

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An Engineer, a Poet, and an Architect Walk into a Conference Room

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When Shakespeare penned his now infamous line “What’s in a name?” he knew that his own title, and the legacy his name would carry, could not be so easily boiled down to the word “playwright.” An artist, a social critic, and an entertainer, Shakespeare and his King’s Men wore many literal and figurative hats throughout their years on the stage. …