Finger puppets make reading time even more fun! Finger puppets add a special zing to telling a story. Children can retell the story over and over again using finger puppets.
Using finger puppets when telling a story is just plain fun!
And there are so many finger puppets now available that go along with your favorite stories. There are even finger puppet books that have a little cutie attached to the board book, ready to pop out at a moment's notice to your little one's delight.
Come along with me and discover some finger puppets to add a little zip to your story time!
Finger Puppets Bring Life to Stories
Children Can Use Finger Puppets to Tell the Story Again
Finger Puppets and Storytime
There's nothing that injects more sparkle to storytime than adding a few finger puppets to help the story along. Finger puppets are fun when you use them to tell the story. Finger puppets are also fun when the child uses them when he or she retells the story later on.
Children can learn many of the elements of story, such as sequencing -- telling what happened first, next, and last -- by acting out the story with finger puppets. Using finger puppets helps the child understand the characters, too.
This article will explore the uses of finger puppets and offer some finger puppets you may like. I've included the books that go along with some of these finger puppets as well.
Dr. Seuss Finger Puppets
Accompany One of These Finger Puppet Sets with the Dr. Seuss Book
Books That Go With the Finger Puppets
Dr. Seuss Classics
|The Cat in the Hat|
Poor Dick and Sally. It's cold and wet and they're stuck in the house with nothing to do . . . until a giant cat in a hat shows up, transforming the dull day into a madcap ...
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|Horton Hatches the Egg|
It's the talk of the jungle when an elephant hatches an egg. Extravagant nonsense and rollicking verse.
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|Horton Hears A Who!|
Horton, the lovable elephant, tries to protect tiny creatures on a speck of dust. An easy reader with delightful verse and pictures.
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|Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, ...|
A perfect gift for new parents, birthday celebrations, and happy occasions of all kinds, this collection of five beloved Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss—The Cat in the Hat, One ...
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Finger Puppets and Storytelling
for Children and Adults
Children feel a sense of accomplishment when they can tell a story on their own. Because a child uses all the senses when trying to remember a story and to tell it again, finger puppets can help in developing the child's memory. The finger puppet reminds a child what the character looks like. Using the finger puppet also involves more of the child's body in the storytelling and can make the story the child's own.
When as the adult, you use the finger puppets during story time, too, you are modeling the way to tell a story. You can inject emotion and drama into your voice, using special voices for each character. Your story can reach such levels of hilarity that you will all soon be laughing out loud. Sounds like a fun way to bond with your children, doesn't it?
Other Ways to Use Finger Puppets
Telling Stories with Puppets
Of course, not all stories you want to tell your child using finger puppets will be funny. You can use finger puppets to tell other kinds of stories, too. Children will be more engaged in the story and the characters when puppets are used. And, as mentioned before, the children will have an easier time remembering the story for when they want to tell it themselves.
Telling a story to someone else is the best way I know to remember it. With a little encouragement, your child may be able to retell the story of Christmas to Grandma or to Uncle Fred or even to a baby brother or sister.
Finger Puppet Sets You May Like
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Sources for Finger Puppets and Stories and Books You Can Use with Them
Source for a wide variety of finger puppets.
Animal Finger Puppets
Collection of animal finger puppets. Each finger puppet is accompanied by a rhyme or song you can use with your child.
Books with Built-in Finger Puppets
Fun for the Very Young
Have you ever told a story using a book with an attached finger puppet? When a child is very small, he or she may really enjoy being read this kind of book. There's just enough action to keep the toddler's interest and a curious toddler may spend time trying to figure out how to stick his or her own fingers into the puppet, too.
Lots of variety is available in books with built-in finger puppets. The boxed set of books below is one collection of finger puppet books. You can buy any number of individual finger puppet books on the Amazon website, too. If you click on the boxed book image below, you will get to the site where you can see what else is available.
Finger Puppet Books Boxed Set
Little Kitten, Little Puppy, Little Butterfly, Little Bunny
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