The Magic  of the Incredible Rod Puppet

The Magic of the Incredible Rod Puppet

Regional ECE Professional Development Workshop The Magic of the Incredible Rod Puppet                                                                                                      April 18,19 2015         Gainesville. FL      April 25, 26       Santa Monica, CA May 2,3           Spokane WA                             May 16, 17        Davis, CA                          Puppetry can bring magic and delight to our children, as well as the peaceful reassurance that all is right within the world. In this workshop we will create wonderful Rod Puppets, the keepers of the healthy sense of well-being and heart. We will explore visual story through ...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on January 27th, 2015

A Year of Writing Children’s Tales  – a one year training program in writing for children and getting published!

A Year of Writing Children’s Tales – a one year training program in writing for children and getting published!

Walkabout Tales A Year of Writing Children's Tales A year long program to inspire your story writing and learn how to get published! Here's how it works: * We meet for a 4 day session to practice the art of walking in beautiful and diverse nature as a meditation, with specific writing exercises living in us.  We write, we observe, we invite the muse, we create stories, we share, we edit, we practice our storytelling, we celebrate!   * We look into how to get our work published.  We practice writing query letters to editors.  We explore where to send them.   *With 4 days orientation in walkabout writing  we go home to write on a rhythm we set before leaving.   *One time a month for 10 months, you will have an ...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on January 27th, 2015

A Winter Tale

A Winter Tale

to sign up for our monthly story newsletters go to http://junipertreepuppets.com and click on newsletter button!! easy!  The Winter Garden from 2014 January Story Newsletter Imagine this little tale as a puppet play... I like creating surprise in mypuppet shows.  Here, the snow cave can be revealed from under a whitesnowy landscape silk, already set up with little twinkle lights hiddenwith white veiling, that can be turned on with a dimmer light. How magical it will be for your  children!*****************...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on January 12th, 2015

The 2-Finger Dancing Snowman Puppet Kit

The 2-Finger Dancing Snowman Puppet Kit

2-Finger Dancing Snowman Kit  A dancing snowman 2-finger puppet that will bring to life our story! Made of strong wool felt that will last years and years, with needle felted wool roving eyes, mouth, carrot nose, buttons, scarf and cap! Easy to make and delightful to use, children love this snowman who comes to life! The kit comes with instructions for making this sweet character, a story poem to act out with presentation ideas to help you enliven the puppet and story. materials include wool felt, felting needle and wool roving you will need a sewing needle and white thread, and a sponge work-base for the needle felting . 12.95 plus s&h paypal or check contact suzannedown@gmail.com to order Design and Story by Juniper Tree ...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on December 27th, 2014

New Resource Book –    Christmas Tales for Young Children

New Resource Book – Christmas Tales for Young Children

Juniper Tree School of Story and Puppetry Arts 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 Bird...

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

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