Last week I arranged tickets for Daughter’s very first visit to a theatre. Today was the day. The three of us went to see ‘Kikker zingt en leest voor’ at the open air theatre in our town. Kikker (Frog) is one of her favourite characters in the books written by Max Velthuis. His stories have become classics in The Netherlands, so all kids knew the stories read on stage.

It was a real joy to watch Daughter participate when asked to and get lost in the performance. And despite some hesitation she dared to high five Kikker afterwards.

On our way home (by bike) Daughter was already asking a lot of questions. For starters where the other characters from Kikker’s stories were? And where Kikker lived? And if he went home? Etcetera.

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