Storytelling Made Easy with Puppets

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Oryx Press, 1993 - Crafts & Hobbies - 147 pages
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Want to use puppets in storytelling but think you lack the confidence or talent? Then this is the book for you! Jan VanSchuyver explains how you can enliven storytelling and book sharing without fancy productions or complicated puppets. Her hands-in approach includes scripts and ideas for group activities accompanied by tried and true techniques for creating and using puppets to introduce books, lead songs, and tell stories. Problems with and solutions to working with children, whose reactions are often unpredictable, are an integral part of this resource.

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Using a Specific Puppet to Introduce a Specific Book
Leading Songs with Puppets
Storytelling with Puppets

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About the author (1993)

JAN M. VANSCHUYVER, M.L.S., has been a performer, teacher, and consultant on puppetry and storytelling for two decades. She is a children's librarian, with memberships in the Puppeteers of America and the National Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling (NAPPS). VanSchuyver has been an artist-in-residence in California and Alaska, and teaches puppetry and storytelling courses at universities and colleges. She is an active performer at schools, libraries, museums, conferences, community centers, festivals, and special events for children and their families.

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