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Class Description: Puppets have the uncanny ability to help children understand their world through a variety of interactions. They are appropriate in every area of the curriculum. Discover how to integrate puppet play into your preschool classroom while maintaining a designated puppet theater area. This class provides ideas for free and inexpensive puppets, props, and stages.
CDA Competency: II. To advance physical and intellectual competence.
As a result of this class, participants will be able to:
- recognize the physical, cognitive, verbal, social, and emotional advantages of puppet play
- identify the advantages of integrating puppet play into the entire curriculum
- differentiate characteristics of multi-functional puppet play center
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Course created February 2017/Updated June 2020/Updated July 2022