ERIN & SAM are back for our HappyDoll Session at ABC:) This time the golden pair has brought with them a new and powerful team mate, MELANIE!
She is the founder of InViolet Rep, the theater company run by a powerhouse of actors here in New York. Erin and Sam are both members of the repertoire, which will be hosting their 5th Annual Benefit Bash this Sunday! (click the link to RSVP and you're in!)
For this session we worked with two groups of 10kids ages 3~4 years-old. Since the kids were younger than those who we've worked with in the past, we had the MOMS joined us as well!
After introducing ourselves and talking about the HappyDoll concept, the InViolet trio asked the kids to sit in a circle and close their eyes. "What does your HappyDoll look like?" "What does it like to eat?" Erin asks in her soothing yoga voice.
THIS is that boy. All smiles and joy here, but believe us, it wasn't like this at first! The moment we started decorating the HappyDolls, he became engrossed in drawing. "Sweet little Joshua who was so sad at the beginning became so radiant, smiling huge and shoving his doll in our faces to comment on it!" --ERIN.
Kaylen was the bashful one who would only nod yes or shake her head no when we asked her questions. We were dying to know what her HappyDoll's name was, but when we asked, she whispered it was a secret--she only told SAM! (Who is very good at keeping secrets, unfortunately.)
There was a warm harmonious atmosphere that filled the classroom the entire time. It was almost as if they had rehearsed this session! Everyone knew exactly what to do, and they were ENJOYING it.
After finishing their dolls, it was now time to play! It's always wonderful to see the boys getting very creative about role playing. Here, the two young boys are napping with their HappyDolls. They even did slow motion karate in the air! Splits, kicks, headstands--you name it!