Rebecca Thompson created a wonderful Christmas resource a couple of years ago that is designed with Makaton symbols as part of it. She is Mum of Jacob, a young boy with Downs Syndrome, and a Primary School teacher. She’s now brought out a second Christmas resource.
The resource, called Born This Night, includes seven delightful songs, a simple humorous rhyming script and adaptable parts to suit small or larger casts. The songbook is easy to use and contains everything you need to stage an enjoyable and memorable performance.
The Gold Star Inn tells the traditional Nativity story with the help of a donkey who likes to hum! It includes the ten fabulous new songs and two scripts, one for younger children and a longer script suitable for older children. Both stories can be adapted to suit the needs and abilities of groups of children and have proved popular with pupils and teachers in mainstream and special school.
It includes a professionally recorded CD with full performance tracks to listen to the lyrics and backing tracks for the children to sing along to when they have learnt them. Price with licence for use in school £30.
Alternatively, parents and carers can buy the book and CD to learn and sing the festive songs at home (no licence required). Priced at £20.
For more information about the plays or to order your copy visit Jacob’s Ladder Productions.