What is it
These embroidered puppets with moving mouths make the ideal friends and with their soft, stuffed, bodies they are perfect for a cuddle.
Dressed in stylish ‘street’ fashion and with cheeky grins, no child (or adult) will be able to resist them. With their friendly faces and huggable bodies these puppets are brilliant for both shy children and chatterboxes.
As ‘children’ puppets, they are ideal for use in the classroom to discuss difficult issues with children in a safe and reassuring way.
What our team of testers said
"We need more puppets." - Boy aged 5
"This is Emily and he is Edmond" - Girl aged 7
- Develops imaginative play
- Enhances oral story telling skills
- Can be used to help manage emotions
What our experts think
These endearing puppets were a big hit with our testers who loved their facial expressions and clothing and that you could ‘move’ their mouths and hair. They are a good size and our testers found it easy to operate the mouths. It was great to see the children develop their own plays with the puppets; this is brilliant for developing their literacy, creativity and story telling skills. As well as telling stories, the children also incorporated some songs into their play!
We felt that the puppets are a great vehicle for shy children to express themselves; some children find it easier to talk through a puppet, and they could also be used to get children to talk about tricky situations. This promotes important personal, social and emotional development, encouraging the ability to manage emotions and recognise them in others, by allowing them to role play or act out situations to make sense of them.
- RRP: £29.99
- Brands: Fiesta Crafts
- No batteries required
- Toy Types: Dolls, puppets & soft toys
- Types of skills developed: Creativity
Identity, awareness & belonging
Managing feelings & behaviour
People and communities
Personal, social & emotional development
Social awareness & empathy
Speech, language and communication skills
Understanding the world