Benefits of Puppet Play


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.

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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
CDA Competencies

Goal II. To advance physical and intellectual competence

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