Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is excited to launch our inaugural ‘early years’ puppetry program, Puppet Playtime!
Specifically designed for 3 to 5 year-olds, this program will introduce young children to the world of puppetry and encourage their curiosity and imagination. Perfectly pitched for young minds and busy hands, Puppet Playtime is also gentle on the family budget—accompanying adults attend for free!
With a different picture book featured each month, each session will following a simple format:
- Gather round as an experienced Spare Parts artist gives a performance/reading of a popular children story, told with puppetry.
- Explore the story and its themes through creative play activities. Adults / caregivers are essential to this part of Puppet Playtime and at every session there will be something to create and take home to treasure.
- Once you have finished making, engage with your new creation in puppet play, making sounds and music, games and other interactive play.
Utilising the latest research from the Telethon Kinds Institute, at each session children will develop key skills such as language and communication, fine motor skills, and social-emotional intelligence.
Directed by Bec Bradley, the Puppet Playtime program is presented with a line-up of talented puppeteers and storytellers.
Tickets are $10 per child, with accompanying adults attending free!
The program is supported by funding from Healthway and has been developed in partnership with the Telethon Kids Institute.