Festival “Less High than Penguins”, for children from 0 to 6 years old

22.10.2021 15:00 - 24.10.2021 19:00

A Festival dedicated to children and childhood, organized by Arezzo's Progetto 5, which focuses on themes such as nature, culture, and the relationship between sustainability and digital. From October 22 to 24 in Arezzo there will be conferences, workshops, speeches and shows suitable for children from 0 to 6 years old but also for their families. For a weekend full of appointments to spend together.

Why does the Festival have this name? It is called Meno Alti dei Pinguini (Less High than Penguins) from a sentence freely taken from “Filastrocche a piedi nudi” by Nicola Cinquetti and Gek Tessaro.


Friday 22nd October

– 15.00 – 16.00 hours. Conference in the Hall of Palazzo Fossombroni
Pedagogy and languages: between natural and digital.
A round table in which the main actors of the educational system and pedagogists confront each other on the theme of festival languages: between natural and digital.

– 3.30 – 5 pm. Creative workshop and read aloud at the Virginian Theatre
ImmaginiAmo workshop where the dialogic reading method will be chosen to stimulate children’s participation and observation skills.
– 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Speech, sala dei grandi at Palazzo della Provincia.
“The free language of children struggling with onlife”.

– 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.. Theater at Piazza San Jacopo
“Theatre at the window”
A theatrical project created during the pandemic to meet young audiences by taking place outside school windows.

– 3:30 p.m. Camu Hall. Presentation of the project
“Footsteps” wild and domestic dances.
On-line training project aimed at children from 4 to 7 years old, to reach children in their homes and to play with movement even at a distance.

– 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Camu Room. Workshop
“Orme” expressive dances.
Orme live workshop to experience in a fun and simple way the dance of animals.

– 5.30 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. – Virginia Theater, book presentation
“Dear Parents. Messy thoughts on theater for very young children”.
An open letter addressed to all parents, but especially to those who have very young children.

Saturday, October 23rd

– 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Workshop at Atrio d’onore and/or Giardino pensile Palazzo della Provincia
“Yoga for Girls and Boys.”
Discover the world of yoga made of stories, positions and exercises, games about breathing and relaxation.

– 9.30am – 10.30am. Workshop at the Sala Borsa Merci
“Quality and health on the plate of children.
Organic products store with the contribution of Dr. Federica Nocentini, Biologist and Nutritionist, who will promote healthy and balanced eating.

– 10.00 am – 1.00 pm / 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm. At Piazza Sant’Agostino.
“Aprito: s’bagliando simpara!”
A day of free practice for children in the square with the contact kids of Spazio Seme and the sports and recreational motor activities of Csi.

– 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. at Cinema Eden
“Glances at the Window”.
A video that collects and shows the drawings and thoughts made by children “visited” last school year by Nata Teatro’s Teatro alla Finestra.

– 11.00 am – 12.30 pm. Workshop for parents at Sala Borsa Merci
“The Digital for Children”.
Meeting on communication, relationship and learning tools.

– 11.00am – 1.00pm. Workshop at the Atrio d’onore and/or Giardino pensile della Provincia.
“Imagining the city on a child’s scale”.
Participatory workshop aimed at defining the characteristics of the city of the future, a child-friendly city.

– 10.00 am – 11.30 am. Training at the Salone Palazzo Fossombroni.
“The dialogue between nature and man in illustrated books”.

– 11.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. Show of wire and mechanical puppets at Casa Museo Ivan Bruschi.
“Birds of wood and cane”.

– 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Workshop at Virginian Theatre.
“Follow the Trail.”

– 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Conference at Sala Borsa Merci.
“Integrated System 0/6”.
Presentation of the guidelines approved by the National Commission for the Integrated System of Education for the integrated system “zerosei”.

– 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Speech at Virginian Theatre.
“What if he catches the habit?”
Topics such as breastfeeding, sleep for infants and older children, the need for contact and the most effective forms of communication between parents and children will be covered.

– 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Workshop at the Atrio d’onore e\o Palazzo della Provincia
“Construction workshop: living invisible cities”.
Experimenting, starting from the narrative, a design thought as free as possible from stereotypes.

– 18.00 – 19.00. Presentation at Virginian Theatre.
“Love Happens.”
– 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. \ 9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Performance with dancer and musician at Pietro Aretino Theatre.
“The bubbu’s sbernecchio”.
A story about empathy that looks ironically at the fate and deception of appearances between those who have a lot and those who have nothing. It is a hymn to happiness and the ability to look at the small daily wonders as true wealth far from the accumulation of goods.

Sunday, October 24

– 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Workshop at Atrio d’onore and/or Giardino pensile Palazzo della Provincia
“Yoga for Girls and Boys.”

– 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Cinema Eden.
“Glances at the Window”.

– 10.30 am – 11.30 am. Workshop at Bindi Games.
“Graphic Atelier: signs and apps for new narrations”.

– 10 a.m./11 a.m./12 p.m. Workshop at Virginian Theatre.
“I, animal among animals.”
Get to know ants, moles and earthworms through little stories. Workshop in which you will feed ants, dig tunnels for moles.

– 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cinemamme at “Cinema Eden”
“Trash. The Legend of the Magic Pyramid.”
Animated film whose purpose is to tell a tale that teaches children the power of recycling.

– 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Training at Ivan Bruschi House Museum.
“The Museum Tells Itself.”
Presentation of educational offerings for young visitors.
Three museums in the city of Arezzo, which for many years have been creating paths, workshops, experiences for young and very young visitors, independently and sometimes in synergy with each other, present their educational offerings for this new school year.

– 11.00 am – 12.30 pm. Theater performance at Piazza Risorgimento.
“The Mirabella Family”.

– 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. \ 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. \ 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Workshop at Virginian Theatre.
“Guerrilla Time.”
Seed knowledge workshop.

– 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Ivan Bruschi House Museum Speech.
“We, the girls and boys, the new technologies”.

– 16.30 – 17.30. Speech at the Casa Museo Ivan Bruschi.
“Breastfeeding and language, the natural support for the development of the child”.
A meeting dedicated to breastfeeding; a central theme for the psychophysical growth of the newborn and for the birth and support of the relationship between parents and their babies.

– 5.30pm – 7pm. Theater at Teatro Petrarca
“Beauty and the Beast”.


All the appointments of the Festival are free. For more information and reservations visit http://www.menoaltideipinguini.it/ or send an email to progetto5@progetto5.org

Festival “Less High than Penguins”, for children from 0 to 6 years old

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