Photos from the Vancouver BC WorkshopPosted by Suzanne, on January 21st, 2010

Here are some photos taken at the January Vancouver BC workshop on Language Development, Nursery Rhymes, and Puppetry.  These very expressive Wee Willy Winkie rod puppets are an example of what the enthusiastic group made, and they are just wonderful.  They also practiced the ‘performing’ aspect of bringing them to life, from waking them up (opening the curtain so to speak), telling and gesturing the nursery rhyme stories, and putting them back to sleep (closing the curtain).

The more a young child hears the rhythmic language of the nursery rhyme, the more it supports deep breathing and healthy blood circulation! All in all a fabulous group of teachers and parents, happy smiling characters, and now, many children enjoying the benefit of all those lovely puppets going into classrooms full of little ones who will love them.

Here is an earlier blog on nursery rhyme wisdom for you to enjoy.

I will be doing the same workshop in July in Santa Cruz, CA. It is called a Therapeutic Rod Puppet Workshop, and will be held on July 30th through 31st, 2010. If you are interested in more info, please contact me.

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DSC_1795puppet interaction-1

creating the head with sculpted needle felting
creating the head with sculpted needle felting

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waking up wee willie winky
waking up wee willie winky