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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...
First Tales -A new evolution toward  more healing Nursery Rhyme understanding

First Tales -A new evolution toward more healing Nursery Rhyme understanding

There is a sweet and gentle evolution toward the relationship between language arising in children and story.  It starts with Mama humming, surroun...
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 ...
Protection Story Introduction part 2

Protection Story Introduction part 2

We can create specifically protection tales, and we can also rethink some of our traditional and favorite stories to make them more therapeutic.  ...
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 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...