By guest blogger, Caitlin Knight, from Raising Global Kids who recently visited the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival on behalf of Jersey Family Fun.
Last month, our family had the distinct pleasure of attending the 29th Annual International Children’s Festival at the Annenberg Center. What a spectacular way to introduce children not only to the arts, but to the arts with a global perspective. We enjoyed
- dancing to Egyptian and Turkish music,
- participating in a drum circle,
- getting our faces painted,
- walking the tightrope,
- and taking in the amazing feats and hilarity of Circo Comedia.
Humor sometimes doesn’t translate so well across cultures, but physical comedy is one way to get you laughing no matter where you’re from, how old you are, or what your background is. Circo Comedia, a duo from Montreal, totally gets physical comedy. They were a delight for our 2, 4, and 6 year olds, as well as for us parents! Daredevil action, silly antics, magic and eccentricity dazzled our senses. The talented team of Jean Saucier and Patrick Côté had us all on the edge of our seats and throwing our heads back laughing every minute.
The girls were so bummed when it was over, they were thirsty for more! Fortunately, they were consoled by the Fun Zone outside – a fantastic event enjoyed immensely by all, as you can see in the photos below. Raising Global Kids has never been so much fun!