Main character Kyla ages from 4 to 6 over the three plays. She grows emotionally as well, learning relationship skills and problem solving skills necessary for success.
K-3rd students who see The Kyla Trilogy could reduce bullying and violence as they advance through school. Teachers and staff could talk about Iguana and Dragon to remind students about the benefits of good behavior. They could also talk about Dinosaur Allosaurus’s recipe for understanding.
An Iguana Play
Making connections for mutual benefit
Facts about common green iguanas
Four year old Kyla is fascinated with iguanas and wants to play with the iguana who comes to visit. But iguanas don’t play. So Kyla learns to make a positive connection to Iguana in spite of their differences.
A Dragon Play
Why some people bully others
Positive identities improve behavior
Nice behavior reaps rewards
Five year old Kyla is afraid of dragons and wants to understand why dragons act in scary ways. But when Kyla meets Dragon, she’s surprised to learn that bad behavior can hide hurt feelings. Because Kyla is willing to be friendly to Dragon, she learns that making someone feel better can mean getting something she wants.
A Dinosaur Play
Coping with loss
6 ingredient recipe for understanding
Facts about dinosaurs
Six year old Kyla asks questions about dinosaurs because she wants them to come back and play with her. But when Allosaurus visits Kyla, she’s disappointed that he can’t stay. So Allosaurus gives Kyla a recipe for understanding that dinosaurs can be with her even though they’re gone.
Reinforce the lessons of the iguana and dinosaur plays with the Be A Networker poster.