Pops - 14 inch / Hispanic
"OMG ... I love those puppets!" ... We hear this every week about our Silly Puppets.
The 14" variety of Silly Puppets is our most popular and easily fit within our small puppet theatres or in a home made "hole in a box" version. You only need one hand to operate the mouth alone, or an adult's pinky and thumb can also operate the puppet's arms. You don't need a rod ... but one can be bought seperately if you want.
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! Enhanced role playing games, a little im-promptu theatre, quiet time with a book, a travel buddy; the list of uses is endless.
Puppets inspire creativity, performance, imagination and fun. They 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
Silly 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.
Don't be shy! Make an appointment with Geppetto's Workshop expert staff who can provide you training in the operation of your puppet. You'll be amazed how quickly you become proficient and how powerful puppetry can be.