Kids Finger Puppets
These gorgeous little finger puppets are the perfect size for kids fingers. Soft and small these puppets are a great way to engage in creative play and conversations with children, and can be used as tools in a huge variation of ways (see tips below).
Choose one or a range of your preferred animal to help you child engage in an extensive range of developmental learning and play that will really benefit their growing brains!
Ages: 3 and up
- Fidget Tool
- Imaginative/Creative Play
- Fine Motor Skills
- Verbal Skills
- Social Skills
- Eye/Hand Co-ordination
- Problem Solving
Tips & Ideas:
Puppets are that perfect toy and tool for smaller spaces, in transit, and can be a soft tool to hold in their hands or pockets for tactile comfort.
Use specific animal traits to help you child discover their own skills and strengths in appropriate social situations e.g. you were loud like the elephant today saying, "No, Stop!" when you brother wasn't listening.
Use play to increase vocabulary, sounds, loud and soft voices. Share words with your child and the appropriate meaning through play with the puppets. Have fun making and practising new words, sounds, tones, and animal noises to help with speech.
Talk about the differences in animals, their skills and characteristics. You can easily relate this back to individuals and how we are all different and uniquely skilled, helping them to embrace differences as a strength. Personalise it. e.g. you are brave like the bear when x, or resilient like the frog when x.
Play games around challenges of being different or feeling out of place. e.g. the cow who was asked to climb trees or the bunny who had to swim. Normalise how they might of felt and how they got through this. Remind them also what that animal is really good at and then tie this back to their owns strengths and resilience.
Get your child to carry the puppet as a reminder to draw on strength of that's puppets characteristic - for comfort, boost confidence in social or other situations. e.g. carry the Elephant to help you be loud today, the bear to be brave or any other characteristic your child can relate with that animal.