Buttons & Figs Presents: Dreams
In this episode, we hear from Buttons & Figs, a podcast for kids about playing with words. This episode is from their way-back files, Episode #7, Dreams. The episode was inspired by the book, "Stories 1, 2, 3, 4 by Eugene Ionesco. You see, Ionesco likes to talk, he talks a lot, too much, repeating and saying the same things over and over again, dislocating language in order to create absurd silly stories. The Buttons & Figs kids on this episode wrote some really crazy, absurd stories after they heard about the way Ionesco liked to write. We hope, after listening, you'll want to write some crazy, absurd stories too. Listen to the episode here.
After listening to the episode and hearing kid examples of the ways you can use dislocated language, try practicing and playing by writing a story of your own with our Open the Wall Activity.