Our preschool students recently enjoyed learning how to put on a puppet show for their friends. Their imaginations were stirred as we developed storylines and created the puppets by hand, using construction paper, brown lunch bags and glue. Everyone made their own puppet character and painted it in their favorite color.

While there was much fun to be had, daycare teachers understand that this use of multi-sensory teaching also has a strong learning impact on the children. The puppets are fun and exciting, so the children are naturally encouraged to speak to them. This helps with  oral language skills. In addition, we played music. The puppets were used to teach kids the words, while adding excitement to the dramatic presentation. Putting on shows is a great way to build confidence in children as they learn to present the story to everyone in the daycare audience.