Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets: Telling Folktales with Shadow Puppets
When teaching children about different cultures we frequently turn to folktales. These stories can illuminate many facets of a people and their culture. Story activates our imagination, draws us in, and opens the doors of learning. Often we learn best that which we can hold in our hands. Telling folktales with puppetry allows us to hold the story in our imagination and our hands at the same time. When students create puppet shows of a folktale they can incorporate aspects of that culture’s dialect, music, scenery, landscape and climate. In this process children can deepen their understanding of a people’s historic cultural background.
There is no cost, but registration is required. Register at the website linked above.
Check out the related APPlause! series performance, April 12-23, Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets: The Rainbow Bridge and Other Tales