Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Magic of Hand Puppet Play

Hand Puppets are ideal for developing speaking and listening skills. Children often communicate more easily with puppets, giving them confidence to express their ideas and feelings. Shy children can become acquainted with others through the roles they take on. Children are free to try on new personalities and take them off again, with a puppet on their hand, broadening their own in the process. Scary animal hand puppets like lions and sharks or shy ones such as a tortoise can help children master uncomfortable feelings. Puppet play provides an opportunity to gain some control over their world by working out fears and frustrations.

Hand Puppets are a natural and fun extension of the pretend play that young children engage in so readily. With a little encouragement from our teachers, hand puppets help our students develop some important learning skills. Hand Puppet play is imaginative and open-ended and equally freeing for our teachers! 

We encourage all of our families to put on a puppet show at home. Puppets can be made out of socks, t-shirts, brown paper bags, and more! Don't forget the puppet theater. The magic lies there! 


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