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Puppetry Supporting the 3 Milestones in the First 3 Years.

Puppetry Supporting the 3 Milestones in the First 3 Years.

  Puppetry Supporting The Three Milestones in the First 3 Years We all stand in awe at the achievements of the child’s first three years of life.  ...
The Hidden Value of Finger Puppets for Young Children

The Hidden Value of Finger Puppets for Young Children

I have long been interested in language development and how puppetry can support it in young children.  One way is with the Finger Puppet, as mean...
The Soul of the Baker Puppet

The Soul of the Baker Puppet

We all love to tell the nursery rhyme, Pat a Cake, Pat a Cake Baker's Man to our very little ones.  We feel a warm kinship with him and often we si...
The Shoemaker In Story - One of Rudolf Steiner's  Insights into the 12 Professions !

The Shoemaker In Story - One of Rudolf Steiner's Insights into the 12 Professions !

Steiner gave us immense wisdom through his indications about the 12 Professions, and we can say that these live in us as Soul Powers to support our...
Giving and Receiving in Puppet Story

Giving and Receiving in Puppet Story

I do believe stories we show visually to young children can help build their healthy social sense.  The children watch and take into their inner li...
Stories of Daily Experiences are Perfect for Young Children

Stories of Daily Experiences are Perfect for Young Children

Stories of Daily Experiences are Perfect for Young Children One of the greatest contributions of puppetry for this age is bringing the rhythm of th...
marigold silk dyeing with children

Celebrate the Creative! Marigold dyeing with Children

I found a bag of marigolds on my front porch the other day, a gift from a friend, knowing I would use them to dye silk and wool.  So very gratefull...
Enjoy Our 'On Demand' Online classes!!

Enjoy Our 'On Demand' Online classes!!

Here is a list of  our On Demand Classes that we currently offer for you to enjoy browsing through.
A Look at Developing Puppetry for Fairy Tales - The Simple Fairy Tale of Sweet Porridge

A Look at Developing Puppetry for Fairy Tales - The Simple Fairy Tale of Sweet Porridge

A Look at Developing Puppetry for Fairy Tales -  Sweet Porridge (adapted from Grimm’s) example of a simple fairy tale Once upon a time, and far a...
The Christmas Bell - A Christmas Legend Adapted for Early Childhood by Suzanne Down

The Christmas Bell - A Christmas Legend Adapted for Early Childhood by Suzanne Down

The Christmas Bell In many winter lands shepherds still take their flock of sheep to the high meadows to nibble on grasses, even dry winter grasses...
Thanksgiving Tale -  Country Mouse's Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Tale - Country Mouse's Thanksgiving

After every harvest on every farm, animals big and small come along to enjoy their own ‘leftovers’ harvest. Thanksgiving is a time of sharing and ...
A Seasonal  Story for Autumn Telling - Mother Autumn is Coming.. a sweet Protection Story for young children

A Seasonal Story for Autumn Telling - Mother Autumn is Coming.. a sweet Protection Story for young children

    Mother Autumn is Coming   Down by the golden grasses where the cottonwood trees grow tall and strong, the water on the pond is rippling.  Brot...