New Resource Book –    Christmas Tales for Young Children

New Resource Book – Christmas Tales for Young Children

New Resource Book for Early Childhood Educators Christmas Tales for Young Children a resource book for teachers, parents, grandparents, and all those who love children We are happy to announce the launch of a new, much awaited book  'Christmas Tales for Young Children' 24 meaningful stories to celebrate the Advent and Christmas season written, collected, and adapted by Suzanne Down for the young child. They include old, hard to find legends re-imagined for young hearts, and unique original tales  vivid with visual pictures wonderful for storytelling and/or puppetry Watch the children's cheeks become rosy as you tell the tales of: Little Mouse's Christmas  Little Red Cap's Christmas Eve The Clay Birds The Christmas Quilt The Master Weaver...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on September 2nd, 2014

New Kit !  – Swan Mama and Baby Swan Finger Puppet Story Kit

New Kit ! – Swan Mama and Baby Swan Finger Puppet Story Kit

New Kit!! Mama Swan and Baby Swan Finger Puppet Story Kit   This unique and lovely kit comes with patterns and instructions for making a mama swan and baby swan finger puppet... The baby swan can be held to look like she is riding on mama swan's back between her wings. With the blue silk water as you can see above, this is a magical experience for the children. The kit comes with strong sturdy wool felt which will make puppets that last for years and years and still look new. You will also have a story poem written for puppetry, to move your puppets to. You will only need a needle and thread. *** $12.95 per kit check or paypal contact suzanne@junipertreepuppets.com to ...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on May 1st, 2014

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

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