matter how old you are, something magical happens when you
put a puppet on your hand! I can always count on teachers
at my workshops to pick up the puppets on display, put them
on a hand, and make them come alive! Puppets can be used
to capture children's attention, encourage language, reinforce
skills, and extend literature. I hope you'll enjoy making
some of these puppets and saying their rhymes. Puppets
can also write a morning message to your students, lead them
in a song, or teach them a rhyme.
Thanks to Barb Smith (see
photo below) for sharing her delightful
"Letter Tails" book
on my website this month. It is soooooo AWESOME! Children
won't even realize they are learning as they sing and try to
identify the different animals! Barb suggests making
a copy of the book in black and white and then reducing the
pages so each child can have his or her own copy to take home.
Click the link above to download the book.
You can find the song, Letter Tales, on the Just
for Fun CD.
Happy reading and singing!