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What Teachers Say

Sandra L., (High School) wrote:
"I thought I would learn to make puppets. I learned so much more. I've discovered how much fun it is to take outrageous risks in class. Older kids--seniors and rough dirt bag and honors level kids--all respond to puppets. Grown ups are hungry to play and be playful. How easy it is to incorporate puppets into curriculum-- how even a finger puppet changes the whole tone of a lesson. How creative the children become. The possibilities for using puppets in the classroom are endless."

Dale Katzen wrote:
"I continue to see more and more avenues of use for these puppets as part of the lessons and the life of the classroom. They enhance the atmosphere and bring such delight."

Suzi in Ukraine wrote:
"Recently, our music director at our church asked for ideas to help the youngest class learn a song. She couldn't keep their attention. I suggested letting the hinge puppet teach them, and voila! We had a full choir singing the song two weeks later."

Toni wrote:
"There is a strong argument for the use of puppets in education especially given that recent papers indicate that learning is enhanced by spontaneity, emotion and play. This is vital to my teaching communication. I am so excited!"


Showcase
 
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Rainbow Crow
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Mr. Flames
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Pencil Points
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The Stomach
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The Lungs
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Broken Heart
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Sindhoo Dragon
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Clara Question
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Musical Notes
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