My little men and I are going on a grand outing next week. We are attending a matinee performance of The Nutcracker. One might ask, “Why would you take two uber active boys to the ballet?” It is a legitimate question. I am certain that they can rise to the occasion. Well, at least Big W. Little Man is another story all together. He isn’t known to just go with the flow, so I am hedging my bets.
When I was teaching it was called building background knowledge. Current day, I call it covering my a^#! I am hopeful, not delusional. With my entire arsenal, I am getting him pumped up to see this ballet.
I have been reading him a simple picture book that tells the story of The Nutcracker Ballet. I am confident Little Man will enjoy the performance more if he knows the story.