Do you use puppets in storytime? I do; I bring a different "friend" for each storytime theme who comes out to help introduce our stories. He/she/it then sits down to enjoy storytime with the kids. In this School Library Journal article by Renea Arnold and Nell Colburn, the authors offer information on how puppets help children develop early literacy skills - both when used in storytime and when the children are allowed to play with puppets on their own and with their parents and caregivers. First and foremost, though, puppets are FUN and help grow a love of books and stories! Our own Carol Edwards is also quoted in the article - way to go, Carol!
How do YOU use puppets in storytime? Please share in the comments!
[Ed. note: A hearty THANK YOU for Vicky H. for sharing this article and alerting us to Carol's presence in it!]