I’m preparing our next storytelling session, based on Peter Pan.
We are not doing any follow up activities after the storytelling, this time, so I was wondering what song to choose to round up the gathering.
On the one hand, it has to be a song linked to the thematic of the story – that’s easy, I thought; Peter Pan has got all the ingredients that children love: Indians, mermaids, fairies, fantasy, mystery, fights, even some romance… so I said to myself, it should be easy to find such a song…
But, in this case, the answer is not so obvious. The partakers are 25 children of between six and eight years old. Their mother tongue is either Spanish or Basque. By now, they have generally had an introductory encounter with the language, maybe as much as two school years, but they don’t master the language yet… in fact they are far from that.
Therefore, I have two possible pirate songs, but I am well aware that they are not going to grasp the lyrics just by listening once.