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An introduction to the world of educational puppets, designed by Kathryn Ellis, with illustrated examples of characteristic puppet personalities. Firstly, you can easily produce these puppets from locally-obtained materials. Secondly, you can adjust the puppet shows to suit the needs of the local community. Moreover, they are ideal for topics on health and education, both for adults and children. In conclusion, this package can be particularly useful for teachers or health workers working in developing countries. Complete with instructions and handy tips on how to make the puppets.
The puppets illustrated are examples of how varied and individual characters can be created. Use yours and others imagination and readily available materials. Puppets can become a potentially powerful TEACHING TOOL which may be utilised in brief dramatic presentations for EDUCATIONAL and HEALTH PROJECTS, targeting both CHILDREN and ADULTS. They will help you to open up discussion on topics which are difficult or uncomfortable to tackle – notably the subject of HIV and AIDS. They will therefore be of particular value to teachers and health professionals in situations where educational resources are scarce, since it is not necessary to spend money to achieve results. We provided a simple diagram to guide you in the basic design, together with some tips for effective use.