Sunny Toy 28" Ethnic Dad Fireman Full Body Puppet Handheld & Detachable Arm RodRegular price $59.84 Save $-59.84
|Gender:||Boys & Girls|
|Recommended Age Range:||age 3+|
|UPC:||Does not apply|
|Age Level:||5-7 Years, 3-4 Years|
|Country/Region of Manufacture:||United States|
|Country/Region of Manufacture:||United States|
This 28-inch full-body puppet ethnic firefighter is as official as he comes. He is ready to put out any fire when needed. All he needs is someone to help him come alive. He is lightweight, unbreakable little entertainers and he travels well. His easy-to-use hand slit in his back allows the user to fit their entire hand in his head and have him talking in no time which is ideal because when a fire call comes in he needs to be ready for action.
Ethnic Dad/Fireman Full Body Puppet glove offers multiple ways to enrich the pretend-play experience This puppet makes an exceptional gift for kids ages 3+. Add this puppet to round out the pretend play experience and give kids another engaging option for screen-free fun
Very little imagination is needed to make this firefighter come to life! He is ready to race to the rescue!
- Full Body Puppet - Ethnic Dad/Fireman
- This puppets is 28 inches from the top of the head to the tip of toes and can accommodate adult-size hands. Their large size makes them especially good for ventriloquist use before large audiences
- A hand goes into the back of the puppet and up into the head to work the mouth.
- This puppet comes with a detachable arm rod which can be clipped to either hand for movement
- Item Weight - 1.8 lbs.
- Soft stuffed-plush heads encourage cuddles
- Washable fabric
- Great for motor skills, hand-eye coordination, communication skills, self-confidence, and parent-child bonding
EASY TO CONTROL: Our new 28" tall fireman glove puppet is highly recommended for both beginners and experienced puppeteers. His mouth is so easy to move and won't hurt your hand. A detachable arm rod makes him perfect for puppet ministry, school performances, talent shows, drama, theater, therapy, good clean fun at home, and more! Give him a try and we promise you won't be disappointed!
SIZED FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS: This hand-puppets set has been sized to fit children and most adults. Kids learn motor skills, hand-eye coordination, communication skills, self-confidence, and more.
GIFT FOR KIDS AGE 3+: This puppet makes an exceptional gift for kids ages 3+. Add the 28-inch fireman hand puppet to round out the pretend play experience and give kids another engaging option for screen-free fun.
100% HAPPINESS GUARANTEE: We design this puppet to the highest quality standards, and to nurture minds and hearts!
Putting puppets into the hands of children or rather on the hands of children can set the stage for valuable learning opportunities in many developmental areas. Puppets are engaging toys that can help support oral language skills and communication, social/emotional development, and help children learn and understand the world around them through safe, imaginative play. Made with brightly patterned, washable fabrics and built to last, these velvety and sweet hand puppets are sure to be go-to toys for years to come.
Puppets Can Help Develop Language and Communication
Hand puppets, finger puppets, and marionettes all spark the interest of children. Puppet theatres are important because they provide a safe place behind the curtain and most children find them less intimidating for performing plays. Puppets offer children an engaging way to interact and explore their knowledge and understanding of the world. For instance, when a child is able to talk through a puppet, suddenly sharing isn't so scary.
They Support Positive Social/Emotional Development
Puppets provide a sense of security that makes it easier for children to express thoughts and feelings that they might not otherwise feel comfortable sharing. Talking through a puppet allows children to explore feelings freely and reenact situations in a way that they are familiar with. For example, when children are asked to role-play a disagreement between friends, they are going to present the feelings and responses that they would feel if they were in the situation. This provides excellent opportunities for teaching positive social skills.
Strategies to Support Learning with Puppets
Using Different Perspectives to Encourage Social/Emotional Development
Encourage children to role-play situations from different perspectives. For instance, children might role-play a disagreement that needs to be resolved. Have them repeat the role-play situation so that they have an opportunity to experience the situation from both perspectives. This is an excellent activity for teaching empathy. Parents can also use this strategy to help children understand a parent's point of view. They can be asked to take the role of mommy or daddy in different situations.
How to Help Them Develop Oral Language Skills
To support the development of oral language in children, it is very effective for the parent/educator to role-play with children and model effective language in conversation. Speaking in complete sentences and using interesting and sophisticated vocabulary will provide children with a reference for their own speaking. It is also helpful to ask them open-ended questions to elicit their expression of thoughts and ideas. Avoid using closed questions that lead to a one-word yes or no answer.
Listening Strategies to Develop Communication Skills
Help children come out of their shell and develop their communication skills by offering reflective listening strategies when role-playing with them. Reflective listening seeks to understand and confirm the child's point of view. It teaches them that what they say is valuable and, in turn, will help them develop their confidence to express their ideas and opinions. Also, encouraging children to put on puppet plays for others is an excellent way to get them motivated to communicate. Even just one audience member will make a world of difference in sparking a child's interest in puppets.
How to Help Them Use Their Imagination
When children are able to play with puppets, a new world opens up where they can be anyone they want. One day, their puppet might be a superhero that has a mission to save the world. The next day it might be a bird that has to fly south for the winter or a doctor that works in the emergency department of the hospital. The roles are endless, so it is helpful to brainstorm with children ideas they might use when playing with puppets to help expand imagination and motivate new learning. It is also helpful to use storybooks as a springboard for puppet play ideas.