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Living Puppets

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by susbo, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. susbo

    susbo New commenter

    Hi
    In my reception class I have one of those large 'Living puppets' which you operate their hands by wearing them like gloves. I am not using it to its fullest potential - I only use it for the usual activities - telling stories, making errors when reading/sounding out etc and circle time. Has anyone out there got some different / creative ways to use them as I need some inspiration!
    Thank you
    SB
     
  2. susbo

    susbo New commenter

    Hi
    In my reception class I have one of those large 'Living puppets' which you operate their hands by wearing them like gloves. I am not using it to its fullest potential - I only use it for the usual activities - telling stories, making errors when reading/sounding out etc and circle time. Has anyone out there got some different / creative ways to use them as I need some inspiration!
    Thank you
    SB
     
  3. You may already do this, but I use mine (in nursery) to be a child who has hurt themselves by running inside, or has torn a book and we need to teach how to look after books, or who has fallen out with a friend etc etc. The childen find this funny, and love telling the puppet off, or advising it. It's also a non-threatening and non-accusatory way of highlighting and discussing undesirable behaviours.
     
  4. susbo

    susbo New commenter

    Thanks thumbie - good idea I'll be doing that from now on too.
     
  5. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Established commenter

    When I worked with hearing impaired children, we used them to sign..the chidlren were amazed we had 'friends' who were deaf and signed!


     

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