Encouraging imagination and storytelling with puppet play will boost children’s creativity and language development.
From simple finger puppets to more elaborate sock puppets, there is little need to spend money – use your imagination and come up with your own. Draw on your fingers; sew hair or glue felt eyes onto old socks to create animals or people; or cut out pictures and glue onto cardboard then onto a stick – the possibilities are endless! Chant fingerplays and or read/make up stories.
Puppet play provides a world of imagination. It provides another way of communicating, storytelling and interaction. Creativity can be encouraged when children make their own puppets.