ERIC Number: ED480532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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A Show of Hands: Using Puppets with Young Children.
Crepeau, Ingrid M.; Richards, M. Ann
Discrediting the notion that puppets are strictly for play, this book presents innovative ways for teachers of young children to use puppets as valuable and developmentally appropriate teaching tools. Chapter 1 of the book details the educational benefits of puppets and relates puppetry to play theory, developmentally appropriate practice, and multiple intelligences theory. Chapter 2 presents puppet basics, including illustrations of various puppet types, descriptions of ways teachers and children use puppets, and descriptions of puppet characters. Chapter 3 concerns the use of puppets in the classroom and includes puppet rules for the classroom and suggestions for selecting developmentally appropriate materials. Chapter 4 discusses how to create a puppet personality through mannerisms and voices, and offers suggestions for creating puppet stages. Chapter 5 discusses the use of puppets with children with special needs, including those with attention deficits and visual and hearing impairments. Chapter 6 contains suggested lesson plans based on picture books or oral traditions, in conjunction with a variety of lessons not involving stories, or based on original stories for special purposes. Chapter 7 includes directions for making puppets and suggestions for purchasing puppets. Puppet patterns are appended. A glossary of relevant terms and a 24-item bibliography of professional development materials and childrens picture books complete the guide. (KB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education, Learning Activities, Multiple Intelligences, Play, Puppetry, Special Needs Students, Young Children
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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