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Anton die Ameise (Ant)

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$44.00

This is what a happy dolphin looks like!

This is the officially the coolest ant puppet we've ever seen ... and the only ones we've ever seen. He's huge at about 45cm long. Anton has a large flapping mouth with dangly, velvety legs. He perches nicely on your arm because your hand enter a hole just under his head. You only need one hand to operate the mouth and bring him alive. Anton is a great tag-along buddy ... off to grandma's, in the backpack, doing a performance in the loungeroom.

Parents and Children

Here is a reason to put screens down! Puppetry brings stoy-telling to life. The bedtime story becomes something to look forward to ... sometimes just hard to stop! Puppets inspire creativity, performance, imagination and fun. They're can become critical companions for children who need more than a "stuffed toy". Puppets can also help parents maintain communication with children struggling with anxiety, trauma or sadness ... try asking "Could Buddy tell me how you're feeling?"

Educators and Health Professionals

Living Puppets are successfully used to communicate with a variety of people where direct, face-to-face conversation is not effective. A puppet can reduce the fear of confiding because the puppet will not express judgement. A professional can use the puppet to raise difficult matters, or a patient can use the puppet to express how they're feeling. Puppets introduce an irrisitable fun into a conversation and can break patterns of behaviour and negative thought responses. This works well with human characters as well as our animal puppets. Our clients include educators, speech pathologists, psychologists, aged care workers, OTs, librarians, dentists, nurses, church leaders and more.

Features

  • Educational and just plain fun!
  • No packaging ... so no waste
  • Suitable for use at home, storytelling with the kids
  • Suitable for use by professionals in healthcare and education
  • Safety standards : 3 yrs+ (AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:2023)
  • What about 0-3 yrs : Only if supervised play
  • Target age : 2-18 yrs (ideal developmental target)

Specifications

  • 45 cm long (toy approx.)
  • 350 grams (in packaging approx.)
  • Predominantly mixed polymer fabrics

Care Instructions

  • Keep clean by wiping it with a slightly damp cloth
  • Spot clean using a mild clothes detergent
  • Sponge rinse then dab dry
  • Can be machined washed (instructions on tag)
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight
  • Keep away from any direct heat sources

Don't be shy! Make an appointment with Geppetto's Workshop expert staff who can provide you some basic training in the operation of your puppet. You'll be amazed how quickly you become proficient and how powerful puppetry can be.