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Folkmanis Puppet Kits

Folkmanis Puppet Kits

Spring 2011 Toys
Ages: 4 & Up
Manufacturer: Folkmanis, Inc.
Price: $14.49

Three Make-Your-Own Puppet kits invite children to engage in a creative construction process to make their own personalized story props. Each kit is designed to be a specific animal (a bunny, a cat, and a frog), and most of the needed supplies are included, such as the glove-like puppet body, fabric for the animal parts/decorations, and non-toxic glue. Only scissors and crayons will still be needed. The box for the kit opens and converts into a stage and scene backdrop (with the choice of adding color, if desired). Instructions for the puppet preparation and use are provided in four languages (English, German, Spanish, and French). Animal facts and story ideas are also included. These easy-to-use kits allow children ages four and above to participate in the family/classroom performance process from the first steps of puppet preparation through the final "show."

Dr. Flora Joy   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Flora has been described as a “founder” in the world of storytelling. The following are a few examples of programs or events that she began: (1) Storytelling World, an international journal for which Flora has continued to serve as editor since its first issue in the 1980s. This journal is currently part of NSN’s Storytelling Magazine. (2) The Annual Storytelling Resource Awards Program, (3) The National Storytelling Youth Olympics, and (4) The Master’s Degree Program in Storytelling at ETSU (where she taught for 41 years and is currently a Professor Emeritus). She has won many prestigious awards, including NSN’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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