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Improv for Kids with The Story Pirates (& a giveaway!)

Hey NYC! A Story Pirates show is the perfect outlet for little ones with big imaginations. Founded in 2003, this nationwide program celebrates the words & ideas of young people by creating a musical sketch comedy show featuring stories written by kids.

We got a chance to check them out on Saturday, & it was such a fun show! Millie's really gotten into creating little stories & "writing books," so she was particularly enthusiastic. Each of the kids who'd submitted a story for the show was in the audience, so it was great fun seeing their reaction to their own stories coming to life in front of them -- each one zanier than the next. Then, the second half of the show featured an emcee who asked certain questions of the audience, & the improv actors came up with the skit as the answers were called out. I have the greatest respect for this art form... quick thinkers actors are so entertaining to watch!

I love that The Story Pirates are about education as well as entertainment. This creative launch pad for kids has received more than 28,000 stories from kids since it first began, & visiting schools is an important part of their outreach to children. Their curriculum focuses on vocabulary development, story structure, revision & confident self-expression. To find out how to bring The Story Pirates to your school, see here.

With all that said, want to see The Story Pirates? They are performing 3 more shows this season here in NYC & I have a family 4 pack of tickets to give away! Remaining show dates are December 5th at the Drama Book Shop (250 West 40th Street), December 12th & December 19th at the Davenport Theater (354 West 45th Street). As these dates are fast approaching, I'll run this contest for a week, picking a winner next Tuesday, December 1st. And if you don't win, no worries. If you choose a December 12th or 19th performance, use code BABYMEETSCITY for $10 off your ticket purchase. Good luck!

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