Creative Child

Take Pretend Play to the Next Level!

by Winita Frederick

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Folkmanis Puppets

Puppet theater is an underrated art form with a long and vibrant cultural history. In Japan, for example, Bunraku puppets have been a cultural staple since the 17th century. They’re known for the intricate and lifelike movements, which can only be achieved by highly skilled puppeteers.

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With the recent success of Terry Fator (of America’s Got Talent fame), puppeteers and ventriloquism is actually kind of cool.

If your kids love making up characters with funny voices and signature catch-phrases, give Folkmanis Puppets a try! Their catalog of puppets range from fierce, fire-breathing dragons to an enchanted tree with a movable mouth and branches!

Folmanis’s website also offers ideas for more story-telling fun like online games and puppet show videos!

Shop Folkmanis puppets here!

Winita is a staff writer at Scooterbay Publishing Inc. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature and worked as a library assistant and elementary school tutor throughout college. When she's not writing, she enjoys outdoor exercise, reading at the library, and spending time with family and friends.

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