Sunday, January 11, 2009


Puppetools is an interesting resource available to parents seeking to incorporate more "play" into their learning time.
The site is designed to give a rich resource to parents and teachers, offering education and templates for use in teaching. There is a plethora of research, presented in written and video form, which would be educational to those to whom the concept of creativity in learning was foreign.
There is a forum for discussion of the use of Puppetools. In addition, templates for puppet construction and design are offered. Video tutorials on puppet usage to help with problem solving, journal writing, and other aspects of the learning process are available.
For most homeschoolers, the notion that the traditional classroom is not the ideal place for many students to learn is not new or foreign, and creative play is a natural by-product of the home learning environment. In addition, most of the classroom teachers I know personally strive, as well, to incorporate innovative teaching methods, as well as creative opportunities, into their classrooms.
For this reason, I think this site might be more beneficial as an "eye-opener" to one who is stuck in a teaching rut, and needs both informed instruction and specific ideas to help them move toward a more exciting and effective classroom. The philosophies addressed are very distinct and require some research to determine if they are right for your family.
The bottom line: Check it out. See if it's for you! Individual annual memberships as well as group memberships are available for $20 and $99, respectively.

1 comment:

Sweet Blessings said...

I don't know how you find time to research and use all these things on top of all the wonderful things you do. Thanks for all your hard work!! And sharing it with us!! Blessings to YOU! Amanda