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Puppets in the classroom

There are many different ways puppets can be used to help students improve their knowledge and skills. For example, students can use puppetry to:

  • read and write stories, follow instructions, answer questions, or conduct a conversation to improve communication skills and literacy

  • move their arms, hands and fingers to make the puppets move, thereby improving fine-motor skills

  • create a visual aid to accompany songs and stories, thereby using and developing their creativity and imagination

  • demonstrate different situations and role-play scenarios, which helps to develop knowledge and understanding

  • draw faces, for example, on wooden-spoon puppets, to express emotions, thereby improving their understanding of emotions.

Read more information on Squidoo — Learning and playing with puppets.