Lend a hand

Sue Sheppy
Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Endless variations are possible for making your own puppets and a stage for them to perform on, and what children do with them is limited only by their imagination, following these suggestions from Sue Sheppy Puppets have been used to tell stories for centuries, and their appeal is still as strong as ever. They can encourage a shy or withdrawn child to communicate, and can help a child learning English to lose some of their inhibitions. Puppets can be used to model all kinds of activities and allow children to be the experts when the puppets make 'mistakes'.

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