Baby Play Packs
We first created baby play packs for families and babies born during lockdown across parts of Tees Valley to play together and have some creative fun.
The free Hullabaloo Baby Play Packs aimed at babies 12 months and under were created by Theatre Hullabaloo with support from Tees Valley Combined Authority and Local Authorities.
We really missed meeting the new babies who would usually be visiting us to play at The Hullabaloo and hoped that these Hullabaloo Baby Play Packs would allow parents and carers of new babies to enjoy some creative play time together at home.
The Hullabaloo Baby Play Packs included a mixture of creative toys and props and a Playbook packed with ideas for how to play creatively with your baby.
Further down this page you will find a series of short videos to accompany these packs that have been filmed by some of the artists who work regularly with Theatre Hullabaloo.
From April – June 2021 we ran a short evaluation with York St John University to better understand the effect of the Hullabaloo Baby Play Pack Programme on the experience of new babies and their families.
Baby Play Packs
Ages: 0 - 1
Showing at: At home
Dates: 7 Sep – 1 Apr
short films of creative play ideas
Here are some short films of creative play ideas.
Wind the Bobbin
Sing along to your baby to this classic children’s song.
Creating a calm space
Tips on how to create a calm space for you and your baby using the bell from your baby play pack
Introduction to storytelling
Storyteller Chris Connaughton on the importance of storytelling and shares some tips on how to tell a good story.
Sing along to Peek-a-boo using your scarf from your baby play pack.
Playing with Puppets
Anna Newell shows us some great ways to engage with your baby using the puppets from your play pack
Lullaby – Nila
Nila is a specially composed Tamil lullaby in which a mother requests the moon to come running and sprinkle sleep dust on a baby’s eyes and gently lull the baby to sleep.
Reading of Elmer and the Lost Teddy
Chris Connaughton reads Elmer and the Lost Teddy (By David McKee)
Row, Row, Row your Boat
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Reading of Tip Tap went the Crab