ERIC Number: ED317275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb-16
Using Puppets with Young Children.
Skelton, Sarah C.; Hamilton, Anne C.
This paper examines aspects of the use of puppets with young children and provides guidelines on proper times for puppet use, basic movements, and patterns. The use of puppetry in dramatic play provides young children with opportunities for refining communication skills and defining self. Puppetry provides a means for children to explore their feelings and gain an understanding of the feelings and ideas of others. In addition to the affective attributes of puppetry, the use of puppets by young children provides practice in muscle movement and eye-hand coordination. The use of puppets can be extended across the curriculum. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Alabama Association for Young Children (Mobile, AL, February 16, 1990).