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Hand Puppet - Koala / AU made

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$16.00

Our sleepiest native animal!

Lower your expectations ... the koala kinda' just sits there, sleeping or munching. They're very cute (from a distance), and really hard to find in the wild ... and very quiet. Imagine yourself telling stories at bedtime, or taking a long plane trip ... and you slowly pull out a sleepy koala puppet and tell quiet stories of lazy afternoons in the Australian bush. Be brave, have a go ... don't let puppets intimidate you. Kids typically react very well to puppets, and we're happy to show you a few tricks.

The Ocean Yuen collection of hand puppets includes a range of Australian animals. Designed and made right here in Australia, they make a great souvenir for visitors from overseas. The design of the koala puppet also makes it suitable for use in a school, library or kinder environment for imaginative play and story telling! In particular, the thickness and quality of the fabric makes them superior to the souvenir-style puppets available.

The koala puppet makes a great gift, and puppetry itself fosters creativity, communication, and empathy in children, making learning enjoyable while enhancing social and emotional skills through imaginative play. Its hole size is suitable for a small adult hand or child, and if you can reach, you can make its little clawed arms move!

Heritage

  • Australian owned and made, in Sydney
  • They have expertise in puppets over 25 years

Features

  • Educational and just plain fun!
  • Ideal size to fit child or small adult sized hands
  • Suitable for use at home, storytelling with the kids
  • Suitable for professionals in healthcare education
  • Predominantly mixed polymer fabrics
  • No packaging ... so no waste

Age Suitability

  • Safety standards : 3 yrs+ (AS/NZS ISO 8124.1:2023)
  • What about 0-3 yrs : Only if supervised play
  • Target age : 2-99 yrs (ideal developmental target)

Specifications

  • 28 x 20 x 5 cm (approx.)
  • 200 grams (approx.)

Care Instructions

  • Keep clean by wiping it with a slightly damp cloth
  • Spot clean using a mild clothes detergent
  • Sponge rinse then dab dry
  • Do not immerse in water or damage may occur
  • Keep out of prolonged exposure to direct sunlight
  • Keep away from any direct heat sources