New - Sign up to our Monthly Story Newsletter here!

Juniper Tree Puppets Blog and Story Resources

The Warming of Puppetry for the Very Young

The Warming of Puppetry for the Very Young

I have been working with puppetry for all ages for over 40 years.For the last 25 years I have been researching puppetry for the very young.  This h...
The Star Dipper - A Summer Tale Adapted for Puppetry from an Old Legend.

The Star Dipper - A Summer Tale Adapted for Puppetry from an Old Legend.

When we find generosity and kindness in story, rewards follow.  Keys to a magic castle are given; or perhaps a gift of a cloak of invisibility giv...
One way to make Puppetry Meaningful - Warming.

One way to make Puppetry Meaningful - Warming.

Let's think about 'warmth' in the young child – inner warmth, a healthy ‘inflammation’ that weaves us whole.  Children ‘hum’ with harmony at certai...
An Introduction to Outdoor Puppetry as Support of Children's Movement

An Introduction to Outdoor Puppetry as Support of Children's Movement

  I grew up in the countryside where my brothers and I spent hours everyday in active outdoor activity, running through the woods, making forts und...
Our Early Childhood Puppet Story Apron Theater - Felt and Silk - a Pocket Full of Wonder!

Our Early Childhood Puppet Story Apron Theater - Felt and Silk - a Pocket Full of Wonder!

After trying out different kinds of pocket story aprons for puppet telling, I decided the best one for early childhood use was one that would prov...
A Roundup of our Summer 2022 Professional Development Courses Online

A Roundup of our Summer 2022 Professional Development Courses Online

We are excited to be offering a selection of summer courses you will love! In all of them you can work on them at your own best schedule... lots of...
The Puppet Story Apron  Part 1 - Ye Olde Story Apron!

The Puppet Story Apron Part 1 - Ye Olde Story Apron!

  Beginnings Some things are permanent and delightful in our world.  Two of these things are children’s love of story and hide and seek.  Put the...
SPRING! Why Children Love Mama Bird Tales So Much!!!

SPRING! Why Children Love Mama Bird Tales So Much!!!

It is April now, and for many spring is well estabished... In high altitude Colorado towns like mine, lots of snow is expected in April.... in bet...
Early Childhood Puppetry Made Easy!

Early Childhood Puppetry Made Easy!

I have been hearing more and more from teachers and parents who have been experiencing overwhelm these last couple of years.  Covid has had a lot t...
Nursery Rhyme Wisdom - an Introduction.

Nursery Rhyme Wisdom - an Introduction.

  The Nursery Rhymes are verse from literature that have endured time, imprinting the lively, rhythmical, alliterative song-like little stories in ...
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...
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...