Pooh and Friends

Suitability: Reception,Key Stage One

Pooh and Friends uses the performance of a child-orientated adaptation of Milne’s Pooh stories and poetry, using language appropriate to a young audience, as a springboard towards creative work focused on toys. The stories are dramatised using large toys to enhance their immediacy and impact and to emphasise that Milne was writing about familiar toys from a child’s toy chest. Children are encouraged to bring their own bears to watch the storytelling, to consolidate the association between Milne’s imaginary world brought to life in the performance and the imaginary worlds of the members of the audience and their toys.