Children naturally invent stories, create settings, develop characters, and utilize expressive dialogue as they play. Puppets add a new and exciting element to children’s impromptu or planned performances.
Through puppets, children feel empowered to speak and behave on behalf of the character they are portraying. Children can pick up a puppet, begin speaking in a different voice, and quickly adopt the personality of the character they are portraying. So their creativity and imagination are explored.
Puppets are engaging toys that support oral language skills and communication, social/emotional development, and also help children learn and understand the world around them through imaginative play.