Sunny Toys 8" Finger Butterfly Monarch Finger Puppet (6 Assor ted Colors) BagRegular price $37.99 Save $-37.99
|Recommended Age Range:||2 +|
5-7 Years, 3-4 Years, 8-11 Years
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Wherever and whenever, with a finger puppet, you'll always have a friend nearby
Here at The Rike, we believe that imagination is the key to a healthy childhood, encouraging play and discovery. So, we are very honor to bring you our best seller product: Sunny Toys 8’’ Finger Butterfly Monarch Finger Puppet- which can inspire creativity, promote hands-on discovery, encourage interaction, teach fine and gross motor skills, help develop early language, and become a child’s lovable companion to be treasured for years.
There aren't many things more beautiful than butterflies. This monarch is no exception. The sheer wings of this finger puppet, silk-screened with the realistic orange and black markings of the Monarch Butterfly, flutter gracefully up and down with the motion of your hand. Its stretchy nylon fabric body fits fingers of many sizes. Ideal for use in interactive stage and puppet theater, Folkmanis Puppets are also great for teaching, daycare, school, pretend play, games, and parties, or to pair with a book for storytelling.
Easy to feed and care for, just add lots of love and snuggly fun!
- Great fun for toddlers and children
- Ideal for stage and puppet theater, storytelling, teaching, daycare, pre-school, pretend play, role-playing, presentations, games, parties, and gifts
- Easily animate this engaging Monarch Butterfly plush puppet on your finger, or snuggle in the palm of your hand
- Slip-on this interactive insect finger puppet and gently wave your hand for the wings to gracefully flutter up and down
- Constructed from high-quality materials with exceptionally realistic details; easy to care for years of play
- Comfortably slips over finger
Great value: Sunny Toys 8’’ Finger Butterfly Monarch Finger Puppet is a toy that parents can trust for their kids, and because there are so many, they are fun to collect
Size and age: This fun-loving stuffed toy is approximately 8- inches, made of high-quality materials, and is a perfect gift for any age
Cleaning: Easy to clean and surface washable, which is what every parent wants in their kid’s stuffed animals
Playful, Engaging: A versatile vehicle for creative imagination, puppets offer an open-ended play pattern that can provide hours of entertainment as your child enacts favorite stories and fantasy play or processes reactions to current events in their lives.
Versatility: Sunny Toys 8’’ Finger Butterfly Monarch Finger Puppet is also ideal for use in interactive stage and puppet theater as well as for teaching, daycare, school, games, and parties or to pair with a book for storytelling.
Interactive Fun and Educational: Puppets foster interaction, inspire expression and nurture cooperation, all while helping kids develop social skills through playfully engaging with parents or peers.
I am glad I ordered it
I have been using it in my classroom-preschool. The children take turns with it during group times. It's a truly special addition. I am glad I ordered it.
I love puppets, I love Monarch butterflies. And I love this! :)
Great for going on butterfly walks with toddlers, giving butterfly kisses to infants, school projects on environment or insects, perfect emergency distraction stuffed away in a purse. Love all around. Have one for us and have gifted about 6 others recently. Good value for a cute gift!
LOVE THESE- compact, beautiful, entertaining
This is a big hit among my child clients at my private therapy practice! Butterflies hold so much symbolism and are a great tool in therapeutic settings. This butterfly is beautiful and fun to use. It is very graceful and looks realistic when "flapping its wings". I would definitely recommend this product!
Benefits of playing with puppets
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.