The Early Childhood
Shoe-Box Puppet Shows
With shoe box by her side, Penny Jones
performs with "found object" puppets at the Village Pre-School Center
in New York City.
Anyone can create and enjoy puppet shows.
You don't need perfect puppet characters
to create puppet shows. You don't need special skills. Any teacher can
do this. Let Penny Jones show you,
with her "Shoe Box" shows, how you can take
a collection of found objects and retell classic tales from literature,
or create your own brand new stories from your own imagination.
"It was so great! The children were so involved.
Penny’s shows sparked their imagination and brought
the stories to life."
-- Carmen Marco, Pre-K, PS 134m, NYC
Young students love puppets!
Wouldn't you like to bring a whole new dimension to the books you are
reading with your class? Through puppet shows, your students gain
literacy benefits in:
Just watch a youngster amusing themselves with a couple of
dolls or stuffed toys when no one else is around to play with them.
Early childhood students
play and make up stories naturally.
Wouldn't it be nice to see your students enhance their understanding
reading books through your creation
of your own puppet shows for them with follow-through activities
geared to their abilities and interests and designed to enhance
your curriculum? It's easy. And all the while they will
be learning such things as:
- creativity, imagination and fantasy
- interpersonal relationships and communication skills
- dexterity, small motor skills, and eye-hand coordination
- artistic skills such as color mixing and sculpture
A life-size puppet squid advances on an octopus puppet
each guided by students, guided in turn by Penny.
A plastic bear, Baby Blue, and a straw man, Fred, drive off in their box
car from their paper and cardboard hi-rise. Learn how to make shows
out of your throw-aways.
See Penny Jones' puppet shows with your students. Then learn
how she puts them together in a staff development session following
the show. You'll find out how to do your own shows with your students,
quickly, simply and easily. As you develop your own library of books, develop
your own shoe box puppet shows for each classic fairy tale and modern
2 performances in a day: $750
2 performances plus hour teacher workshop: $1150
For more information or to arrange a booking of Penny Jones and
The Early Childhood Puppet Theatre,
email us at:
or call CES at 1-888-422-0320, pin# ARTS (2787) now.
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