There's a bear in there, and a chair as well. There are people with games, and stories to tell.
Open wide, come inside, it's Play School.
If you are a parent, you will be familiar with these words and probably the tune. Play School is a timeless and favourite children's television show from way back. It is the longest-running children's show in Australia, and the second longest running children's show in the world. They really have perfected the recipe for preschooler entertainment.
As soon as I saw that the Play School concert was touring Victoria I started thinking about who I could take. My kids are too grown up now but I still have fond memories of the kids being spellbound at the Play School concerts.
I have to admit it's a little bit daunting with lots of small children in one space. Most of them have probably never experienced a concert before and it's often very noisy. So, my first suggestion is don't go too early because the kids might be over it by the time the concert even starts. The good thing is the show is only 40 minutes, an appropriate length for the audience and any doting parent.
The show is hosed by Play School presenters, and of course the stars of the show - the toys. I remember Big Ted, Little Ted, Jemima, and Humpty. There are many more with each character intended to teach children important values and help them develop as creative individuals.
This is a brand new live concert that promises songs, stories and games. I hope they aren't all new as I remember half the fun was knowing the songs being sung and joining in. My second suggestion: be ready for audience participation. My final suggestion is to have fun.
Have a look at the faces of the youngest audience members and then you will know the money is worth it!
This is presented in 31 different locations around Victoria in March and other states throughout the year. Click here for dates.