Educational Benefits

Gibberish
Pic-nic-Nac! is performed in gibberish, a playful nonsense language. Gibberish makes the show accessible to all children, regardless of their age and language skills. It also validates their own experiments with creating silly words, an important part of language acquisition in young children.

Below is a list of some of the gibberish words in Pic-nic-Nac! and their English meanings. Feel free to invent words with your own students, and send them to us!

Gibberish
English
Yammo
Hello/Goodbye
Bahlo
Ball
Daku
Thank You
Robello
Dress
Nana-Ring
Telephone
Moo-Joo
Milk
Buck-Buck
Chicken
Oinkie
Pig
Moomoolay
Cow
Brella-Boh
Umbrella
 

Object Puppetry

In Pic-nic-Nac! we use everyday objects to tell fantastical stories. This process is very familiar to young children – after all, that’s how they play! Using ordinary items in unexpected ways stimulates imagination and creativity. It also helps children to understand symbols and storytelling and to associate form with function.

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