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 #6 – Valentine Tales for Early Childhood

New Resource Book #6 – Valentine Tales for Early Childhood

Valentine Tales for Early Childhood Resource Book #6  for teachers, parents, caregivers, grandparents, therapists, storytellers, librarians for all who love young children!   Announcing the release of our new resource book for early childhood educators! 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,  and other 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 from ...

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

Eugene, Oregon  Workshop – The Wise Grandmother Rod Puppet

Eugene, Oregon Workshop – The Wise Grandmother Rod Puppet

The Wisdom of the Grandmother - Rod Puppet Workshop for teachers, therapists, parents, homeschoolers Eugene Oregon 580 Crest Dr         Eugene Regional Puppetry Workshop October 25, 26 Sat 9-5, Sun. 9-12 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 ...

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

NYC – OCTOBER 11-14  TOUCHED INTO BEING – The Mother And Baby Rod Puppet

NYC – OCTOBER 11-14 TOUCHED INTO BEING – The Mother And Baby Rod Puppet

Touched Into Being The Mother Archetype Rod Puppet Regional ECE Professional Development Training October 11-14 Rudolf Steiner Lower School - 15 East 79th St. NY, NY Puppetry can bring magic and delight to our children, as well as the peaceful reassurance that all is right within themselves in relation to the world. – In this workshop we will create wonderful Mother Rod Puppets and baby, the mother archetype and keeper of the healthy sense of touch and heart. We will explore the young child ‘Touched into Being’ through the ensouled gesture this rod puppet can create for children. The rod puppet is the therapeutic tool of storytelling. This puppet comes to life more than any other with its possibilities for subtle gesture and intimacy. It is the one puppet children want to hug ...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on August 29th, 2013

Wet Felting Gnome Houses

Wet Felting Gnome Houses

The Art and Craft of Wet Felting Gnome Houses Sunday May 19                        San Francisco, CA Held at the Neighborhood Playgarden on Grandview Join us for this sunday workshop and learn the wet-felting 'resist' method for making creative 3-dimensional sturdy wet felted forms.  We will felt fabulous gnome houses complete with a removable roof, and a door which opens in welcome. We will decorate our gnome abode with roots and moss and mushrooms, flowers and whatever else your imagination brings to it.... including a wee gnome. Hours - 9-4 all felting levels welcome! cost is $90 plus $25 materials. contact suzanne@junipertreepuppets for information and registration We take paypal, check, cash, and payment plans!!

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on March 21st, 2013

Little Brown Bulb Puppet Story Kit

Little Brown Bulb Puppet Story Kit

Little Brown Bulb Puppet Story Kit We are happy to offer this beloved spring story, The Little Brown Bulb, in a puppet story crafting kit. You can bring to life this wonderful little spring tale for your children using these 3 sweet and simple characters:  Little Brown Bulb, his transformed self into Crocus, and Little Ladybug. Young children love and need seasonal stories to help them find their deep connections to the world around them and the cycle of the year provides a rich picture of the wonders of nature. The kit includes wool roving to make all 3 characters, a felting needle and felting needle instructions for new users, the story, instructions for puppet making.  You will only need a sponge to use as a felting needle workbase. $16.95 plus s&h...

continue readeingPosted by Suzanne, on February 26th, 2013

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