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          Marionettes

Puppets - Alternative Educational Fun

Hand puppets or wooden puppets have been around for quite some time, centuries even. The most popular of the puppets are marionette string puppets. Children love to play with puppets and even adults have been known to enjoy marionette style puppets. Marionette string puppets are a win-win situation for all! All of us as children played with them, whether is be sock puppets, hand puppets, or wooden puppets. They have been around for quite some time, centuries even. The most popular of the puppets are marionette string puppets. Children love to play with their life-like forms and are able to use their imagination extensively. Even adults have been known to enjoy marionette style puppets. When you walk down the street, many times you see entertainers with string puppets acting out scenes, dancing or singing. A lot of times, crowds form around and even pay the entertainer. You might have found yourself lingering around to see the end of the act. Schools also utilize puppets to educate children about different things. Maybe when you were growing up, you can remember seeing a few in the cafeteria or auditorium. Many of the string puppet acts are funny and few children actually know that they’re learning from the play. When you turn on the television, many channels, like PBS, have shows based entirely on string puppets. Children love to see the wooden figures dancing around and moving, often times in awe of how a person could make it do the things is does. Marionettes have many types of string puppets from cowboys, leprechauns, pirates, princesses, Pinocchio, and other familiar characters from shows and storybooks. Having a string puppet allows you to speak and get through to your children in ways you could never achieve. Children tend to listen to an artificial character than a parent. Some people use stuffed animals or string puppets, using their voices, to tell their children to eat their vegetables or to go to sleep early. Children are na ïve and enjoy the acts of puppets. Some people have grown up with such entertainment and some have used string puppets to entertain others. It allows you to be creative and express yourselves without all of the effort of having to have many people involved. Most puppet acts only consist of one or two people, making all of the voices and using both hands to move a puppet in each. Instead of accumulating a lot of people for a people-based show, you can purchase marionette string puppets and play out the scenes that way. Many people will look at you as talented since not many individuals have the skills to multi-task in such a way. Prices for wooden marionette puppets are very low-cost, allowing anyone to get it as a gift for another or for yourself. Prices are just under $20.00. It’s very affordable and long lasting, so it is well worth your money. Kids love those puppets and it will help you to interact with your children; either you perform for them or they for you. Parents and children can explore their imaginations and collaborate effectively, educating one another in the mix. You may see a side of your child that you never knew existed and you get the chance to play out informational scenes for them. Marionette string puppets are a win-win situation for all! Marina Neiman, author and mother of two, writes for 1888Toys.com – Educational Toys Store, featuring classic toys, hand puppets and selection of marionettes puppets.

Marionettes Puppets - Alternative Educational Fun  

Hand puppets or wooden puppets have been around for quite some time, centuries even. The most popular of the puppets are marionette string p...

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