Pupperoos has been busy this year running professional development workshops for teachers in Sydney.

One workshop was for Pre-School Teachers, which focused on Puppetry for Early Childhood Language Development. Participants learned how to use puppetry to stimulate literacy and act as a springboard for other engaging learning experiences. The 2 ½ hour session was held at Blacktown Road Children’s Centre and hosted by First Connections, a partnership project of Children First and Mission Australia.

Photos from the Professional development workshop at Belmore South Public School

Another workshop was for primary school teachers at Belmore South Public School. The 2 hour workshop was focused on Puppetry for Literacy and Creativity.  The aim of the workshop was to help teachers to facilitate puppet making with their students and incorporate puppetry into their teaching. The session included: – An introduction to puppetry and its various forms – Hands-on puppet making sessions using 2 different approaches (step-by-step demonstrations and self-guided problem solving) – How puppetry links to the new Australian Curriculum If you are interested in booking teacher training workshops with Pupperoos, please contact Kay at info@pupperoos.com