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Writing Stories for Children -  First Steps!

Writing Stories for Children - First Steps!

I love writing tales for children.  There is a moment when an imagination arises and you just start writing, like the lovely flow of a creek, w...
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...
3 Year Long In-Depth Trainings Coming This Fall 2022 - So Excited About Them!!

3 Year Long In-Depth Trainings Coming This Fall 2022 - So Excited About Them!!

     Enrollment is now open for a New Group 2022-2023 Year       Year-Long Online In-Depth Puppetry Training Program Begins Sept. 18            ...
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...
Puppet Story Aprons With a Theme To It!    Part 2 on story aprons

Puppet Story Aprons With a Theme To It! Part 2 on story aprons

Today I am going to share about puppet story aprons that have a theme.  Unlike the traditional story aprons that have many pockets filled with thin...
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...