Besides providing an excellent opportunity for imaginative play, puppet shows can help kids:
Express themselves orally
Express themselves in written form, by writing out skits for the puppets to perform
Learn to write dialogue and how/where to use quote marks
Practice interpersonal skills (either between their puppets or with a friend or sibling who may be helping with the show)
Process what they’ve learned (i.e. putting on a puppet show about something they’ve learned in their history lessons)
Do your kids enjoy putting on puppet shows? What are some of the unexpected educational benefits you’ve noticed?
Kris is the sweet-tea-drinking, classically eclectic, slightly Charlotte Mason homeschooling mom to her three Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.
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