Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Peepers – Why Are They So Useful?

I have written a couple of blog posts about using puppets for storytelling, but I only briefly mentioned peepers. I think they deserve a bit more attention, because they are so versatile and can be transformed into anything you want. Let’s say that you want to teach kids about family members – you can decorate the peepers with yarn, hair bands, mustaches, sequins, and scarves, to make them look like family members.

Using peepers, or any other puppets for that matter, can benefit children because they foster social interaction and communication, inspires children to be more creative, helps children develop their language skills, and also improve their conflict resolution skills. Teachers can use peepers to model appropriate behaviour and the children are much more likely to want to copy or to listen to them.

You can transform any lesson into a fun and engaging experience for children by just using a pair of peepers and a silly voice. I’m sure your children will all want to join in and listen carefully.

For more ideas on how to make your own puppets, you can check my Pinterest board here.

Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter Peepers

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