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Of all of the movies of my childhood, the Sound of Music and Mary Poppins are two that I wanted to watch over and over again. When Netflix announced their new Netflix Original, Julie’s Greenroom, I rushed to share the show with my little men – wanting to share the magic that is Julie Andrews with them.
Julie’s Greenroom is a new show for preschoolers, which introduces kids to the performing arts. My middle son is particularly interested in drama and singing, so this is the perfect show for him to learn more about the craft of performing from all kinds of guest experts – and Julie Andrews herself!
Our first dip into the performing arts was creating some sock puppets for some of our favorite Netflix shows. We made Walter the slug from Beat Bugs …how cute did he turn out?!? Tacky Glue was the perfect adhesive to keep the pom poms, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and felt on the socks.
My baby made Kip the Kangaroo from Word Party. He really loves the panda best, but watches this Jim Henson creation on repeat. He made this sock puppet all on his own – and has been reluctant to take it off all week.
My oldest created Peri from Julie’s Greenroom, and then the boys hid behind the couch to create a play for me.
My middle wrote a screenplay in his Netflix notebook which read:
Kip: “Helo Woltr, OK then war is she?”
Walter: “Helo Kip War is Peri She wuzit with you She was not? I found you!”
Peri: “Hehe thay will never fide me! O man!”
He has been helping his brothers to act out his play with the puppets they made, and he wants to write more plays in his special notebook thanks to Julie’s Greenroom‘s inspiration.