Puppets Promote Language Development, Imagination
February 2, 2017
Recently, puppets have been incorporated into the dramatic play area in Mrs. Jones’ 3/4-Year-Olds classroom. The class read “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” and used the puppets to help tell the tale. The children have been delighted to use the puppets to act out the story and make up their own stories as well.
“Puppets have a wealth of value for an early childhood classroom, as they not only promote oral language, but also help children feel more comfortable with public speaking,” Jones said. “In addition, they spark a child’s imagination and help children to feel empowered to speak on behalf of their character”