A Show of Hands: Using Puppets with Young Children

Overview

Puppets are a play-time favorite in countless classrooms. With the ability to capture and nurture a child’s imagination, puppets have great untapped potential as creative teaching aids.

Disproving the notion that puppets are strictly for play, A Show of Hands presents innovative ways for teachers to use puppets as valuable and developmentally appropriate teaching tools. Drawing from over fifty years of combined experience in the arts and education, the authors—one an ...

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Overview

Puppets are a play-time favorite in countless classrooms. With the ability to capture and nurture a child’s imagination, puppets have great untapped potential as creative teaching aids.

Disproving the notion that puppets are strictly for play, A Show of Hands presents innovative ways for teachers to use puppets as valuable and developmentally appropriate teaching tools. Drawing from over fifty years of combined experience in the arts and education, the authors—one an award-winning puppeteer, the other an arts educator and writer—illustrate how the use of puppets can support emergent literacy skills, introduce children’s literature, manage the classroom, and assist in the development of lesson plans tailored to the specific needs of the teacher and class.

An ideal resource for teachers from preschool to early primary, A Show of Hands also includes helpful instructions for designing, constructing, or purchasing your own puppets, as well as how puppets may be used with children diagnosed with autism, ADD/ADHD, or a hearing or vision impairment.

Ingrid M. Crepeau is a founding member of Grammy-nominated Dinorock Productions, Inc. She has been working as a puppeteer/educator in early childhood classrooms for over thirty years. She lives in Reston, Virginia.

M. Ann Richards works as a freelance writer for local and national parenting and early childhood publications and has worked in the education departments of many Washington, D.C., area arts organizations. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781929610365
  • Publisher: Redleaf Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Series: The Young Scientist Series Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,482,536
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted July 16, 2009

    Early-childhood teachers need this book!

    This book is amazing. Original, creative, but also a practical and useful guide to working with puppets with young children. If you don't use puppets with your preschool students, you're missing out on an incredible teaching tool and lots of fun. Ms. Crepeau is the absolute expert on educational puppetry - I've attended her workshops and if you get a chance to attend one, don't miss it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2003

    Puppeteering Made Easy!

    This book is a must-have for anyone who works with children. The step by step lesson plans in the book are easy to follow and ensure that even the most novice puppeteer/teacher will be successful. I applaud the authors for including a chapter about using puppets with children who have special needs. And I'm thankful that they've included easy puppet patterns that allow me and my students to be creative without taking up so much time.

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