Alaska Regional June 2014 5 day Puppetry Intensive

Alaska Regional June 2014 5 day Puppetry Intensive

Alaska Regional ECE Puppetry 5-Day Puppetry Intensive June 9 - 13 Location:   Birchtree Charter School 7107 E Palmer Wasilla Highway,  Palmer Ak. 99645 Join us in Alaska for a 5 day early childhood puppetry intensive!   This serious puppetry immersion course is on how to create meaningful, therapeutic, and magical puppetry for children 2-9. It will be invaluable for teachers of kindergarten, early grades, preschool, childcare, after care, home programs, children's librarians, therapists, speech pathologists, parents, homeschooling, and all who love children. We will work on the wise art of the hand, and how finger puppets and nursery rhyme and nature story lap and table puppetry support the milestone of language development and listening skills. To enhance this wonderful visual storytelling, we will create ...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on April 16th, 2014

A Jolly Easter Story Poem for ECE

A Jolly Easter Story Poem for ECE

The Easter Bunny's Surprise a  story poem for young children Story Thoughts -  This is a little story poem with sweet good humor. Who doesn't wonder where the colored eggs come from? And what delight that help comes from the chickens themselves, with a little magic for the day. I use needle felted chickens and roosters, and the colored eggs can be wet felted over tiny stones, or molded from colored beeswax - both can be made by the children. This makes a 'cute as can be' puppet show for the children... they can participate and all be roosters and chickens.  It is important for children to be supported to put on puppet stories, and this is a fun and easy tale for them to help you do.  Enjoy  An Easter Story ...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on March 27th, 2014

Mother Earth Rod Puppet Workshop – Kelowna BC Canada  – April 2014

Mother Earth Rod Puppet Workshop – Kelowna BC Canada – April 2014

The Mother Earth Rod Puppet a special puppet to tell tales through the four seasons An early childhood professional development regional workshop for teachers, parents, homeschool, grandparents, caregivers April   12, 13    2014                                   Kelowna, BC Canada  Location:         Kelowna Waldorf School      429 Collett Rd. Saturday 9:00 – 4:00          Sunday 9:00    - 1:00 Nature, in all its wisdom gives children a deep sense of wonder and reliability. This workshop will look at weaving these two gifts together. We will focus on the amazing Rod Puppet.   This puppet comes to life more than any other with its possibilities for subtle gesture and intimacy .  I call it the ‘heart’ puppet because ...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on March 20th, 2014

February Story Newsletter 2014

February Story Newsletter 2014

Juniper Tree School of Story and Puppetry Arts ECE Story Newsletter and Event Updates for February 2014                                                                                                                          In this IssueAnnouncements and Events February Story - 'Spring is Coming'Do Share this story newsletter with friends and colleagues Sign up on http://junipertreepuppets.com Follow us on Facebook - Juniper Tree Puppets Wise Grandmother Rod Puppet Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico Thanks to all who ordered Old Gnome!  Sold out of the first printing!  Hugs to you!   Ready now for more orders.... 'Old Gnome Through The Year' 12 Adventures- One For Each Month Of The Year plus Needle-Felting Instructions for Making Old Gnome Table Puppet! For ordering and book details click on this line. Valentine Tales for Early Childhood Resource Book #5  is still growing. It will have to wait until next year.  The stories keep coming, what can I do! Time to order 'Spring ...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on February 5th, 2014

New Resource Book #5 – Valentine Tales for Early Childhood

New Resource Book #5 – Valentine Tales for Early Childhood

Valentine Tales for Early Childhood Resource Book #5  for teachers, parents, caregivers, grandparents, therapeists, storytellers, librarians for all who love young children!   Announcing the release of our new resource book for early childhood educatiors! Valentine Tales is a wonderful collection of  stories with heart and  kindness, tales of friendship, helping others, simplicity and goodness. This is a book to use again and again every year, with hard to find stories for the young child. Stories such as 'The Baker of Pink', seen above, one of a kind  stories of discovering that being helpful has great rewards,  of prairie dog valentines, a faithful postman, a Valentine Princess who needs to be rescued, and many more. Also included are instructions for making Valentine Baker Finger Puppets!!   You can order your copy ...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on January 31st, 2014

January Story Newsletter 2014 – Story – ‘The Winter Garden’  and winter events/news

January Story Newsletter 2014 – Story – ‘The Winter Garden’ and winter events/news

Juniper Tree School of Story and Puppetry Arts ECE Story Newsletter and Event Updates for January 2014                                                                                                                          In this IssueHappy New Year!!! Announcements and Events January Story - The Winter Garden Do share this story newsletter with friends and colleagues Free sign up on http://junipertreepuppets.com Follow us on Facebook - Juniper Tree Puppets King Winter from the Vancouver BC Workshop on Winter Tales NEW!!  RESOURCE BOOK IS READY!!! 'OLD GNOME THROUGH THE YEAR' 12 ADVENTURES - ONE FOR EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR plus Needle-Felting Instructions for Making Old Gnome Table Puppet! CLICK HERE for ordering and book details. New!!! Certificate Puppetry Training 2014/15 West Coast Location Santa Cruz, CA Click Here to request your info package! Our glorious current New Hampshire Training Group January Event !!! Coming Soon Santa Fe, New Mexico - Regional Conference January 11-12 - The Wisdom of the Grandmother Rod Puppet Creation, Gesture Manipulation, ...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on January 4th, 2014

NEW RESOURCE BOOK – Old Gnome Through the Year

NEW RESOURCE BOOK – Old Gnome Through the Year

New Book - 'Old Gnome Through the Year' 12 Delightful Tales - One For Each Magical Month of the Year Plus Instructions for Needle Felting a Dear Old Gnome Puppet!! Old Gnome can be a beloved puppet in many seasonal stories for your child. There is something so delightful about him that the children always want more and more of him. Thus the development of a New Early Childhood Resource book 'Old Gnome Through the Year' Enjoy 12 wonderful adventures of the dear fellow, one for each month! They are written for puppetry, but wonderful just to tell as an oral story. I find it is a gift for the children to have the consistency of a special character in story throughout each year. Old Gnome is such a personality! ...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on January 1st, 2014

Vancouver Regional ECE Workshop – Magical Winter Tales – Storytelling and Puppetry

Vancouver Regional ECE Workshop – Magical Winter Tales – Storytelling and Puppetry

Magical Winter Tales Give the Gift of Story All Year Round Vancouver, BC   Workshop Dec. 7 and 8 Puppetry, Language Development, and Storytelling LifeWays Childcare Centre, Lynn Valley Sat. 9-5, Sun 9-1 $120 Childcare included Come join us for a weekend immersion in creating Winter Tales for early childhood puppetry. Through demonstration and hands-on practice, participants will make wool puppets and weave their own magical puppet stories for the mood of Winter. We will explore how puppetry/storytelling is not only delightful but supports language development in young children. You will go home with a deep respect for our storytelling possibilities and a story or two to tell to children. Suzanne Down is Director of Juniper Tree School of Story and Puppetry Arts, based ...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on October 30th, 2013

Santa Fe New Mexico Workshop – The Wise Grandmother Rod Puppet

Santa Fe New Mexico Workshop – The Wise Grandmother Rod Puppet

The Grandmother Rod Puppet Workshop for teachers, therapists, parents, homeschoolers Santa Fe, N.M. Regional Puppetry Workshop Jan. 11,12 2014 Sat 9-5, Sun. 9-12 Santa Fe Waldorf School 26 Puesta del Sol Grandmothers, in all their loving wisdom, give children a deep sense of wonder and reliability. This workshop will look at weaving archetype of story and puppetry together through developing an amazing Grandmother Rod Puppet. This puppet comes to life more than any other with its possibilities for subtle gesture and intimacy . I call it the ‘heart’ puppet because of this. Hearts connect between viewer and puppet. In this workshop we will look at what makes enlivened stories and puppetry so inviting and so healing. We will create and bring to life a lovely kind Grandmother character, one you can ...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on October 7th, 2013

Donations Needed for Flooded Kindergarten in Boulder Colorado

Donations Needed for Flooded Kindergarten in Boulder Colorado

  Dear friends and colleagues, Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten was flooded this week during the storms in Colorado, and although they have been able to salvage tables and chairs, everything else will need to be replaced. Suzanne Down, the school's mentor, is willing to receive donations of any useful Waldorf items: play cloths, silks, wool felt, dolls, crayons, paint brushes, puppets, wooden toys, play animals, gnomes, additional nature table supplies, candles, candlesticks, etc. Contact Suzanne -  suzanne@junipertreepuppets.com   for mailing address. If you do not possess school items but wish to help, Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten (BWK) is also accepting cash donations via PayPal. Go to http://paypal.com, click Transfer then Send Someone Money. Use donate@boulderwaldorf.com for the TO email address. Cash donations will not be tax deductible at this time. If you wish to donate but remain anonymous, or if you have additional ...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on September 15th, 2013

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