This Sunday, January 30, Wonder Spark Puppets will visit the library to present the classic tale Little Red Riding Hood. The puppet show will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Montgomery Auditorium. This program will delight kids of all ages, so bring the little ones and the older ones, and don’t forget grandma and grandpa. Sundays on Stage is made possible by the PCI Board of Managers.
Try making puppets at home!
There are great library books to borrow that will provide direction and inspiration.
Simple Puppets From Everyday Materials by Barbara MacDonald Buetter includes easy to follow instructions that show you how to turn the junk around your house and the stuff in your recycling bin into puppets.
Make Your Own Puppets & Puppet Theaters by Carolyn Carreiro is another great book. This book includes creative ideas for sock puppets, stick puppets, shadow puppets and much more!
You can also do a quick online search for finger puppets and you will see hand crafted finger puppets, templates for finger puppets, tons of examples, and plenty of inspiration to make your very own puppets.
Fun filled learning!
Making and playing with puppets is so much fun. An added bonus is the early literacy skills that your child develops as a result of this activity. When children act out stories by using puppets they develop vocabulary, the ability to tell a story, and an understanding of the sequencing of stories.
Visit the Free Library’s Books Aloud page to learn more about early literacy http://www.freelibrary.org/libserv/booksaloud.htm.
Sign up for a Books Aloud workshop to experience a hands on approach to early literacy.