Early Years Resources stocks a great range of hand puppets for kids, helping improve the quality of imaginative play sessions in any early years setting.
Our children’s puppets provide a whole host of benefits to your children’s development. A puppet can act as a middleman for children who don’t feel fully comfortable opening up to other children or teachers and as they role-play with them they can take on new personalities and share their stories.
Additionally, puppets allow children to fully express themselves and enhance emotional development. As puppets can take on a wide range of emotions, children can learn to empathise with other puppets and learn to deal with their own emotions by comforting them.
Puppets are also great for aiding in language and listening development. Children feel more confident using English and experimenting with new words around other people and out loud if they are taking on a different character from themselves. As children role-play with these puppets they learn good behavioural habits. As they gather with their friends to role-play with puppets they learn how to appropriately play with others, how to work together and how to help each other out.
Step into a realm where imagination reigns supreme with our fun range of hand puppets. Our hand puppets make for a great addition to storytime and provide endless hours of educational fun, enhancing language development, motor skills and emotional understanding. Choose from plush animal hand puppet sets that include dog, rabbit, cow, lion, snake, elephant, frog, dragon and even unicorn hand puppets. We eleven supply a range of storytelling hand puppets that help to better depict people and emotions. These puppets include boy and girl puppets with faces that include moveable mouths and realistic facial expressions.
Embark on mini-quests and adventures with a flick of a finger with our range of finger puppets. Our finger puppets are super portable and ready for action anytime and anywhere. As children create stories with their finger puppets they engage in playtime and storytelling sessions whilst learning through play and developing their creativity, motor skills and communication skills. Our finger puppets range from animal finger puppets to people and family puppets. In addition to this, we also supply hand and finger puppet theatres for children to truly immerse themselves in imaginative play. Last but not least, we also provide storytelling finger puppets which include a range of characters from popular children’s literature.
Our range of glove puppets makes storytelling truly hands-on, with each finger transformed into a lively character. With our glove puppets, the hands become the stage and stories come alive with the simplest gestures. With up to five characters on a single glove, these glove puppets offer endless opportunities for tales and stories to be created. As children role play as each character they boost hand-eye coordination, motor skills and creative thinking. Our range of glove puppets includes mitts that tell the story of 5 little ducks, five little men in a flying saucer, five little monkeys, five speckled frogs, Old Macdonald had a farm and 10 in a bed.
Yes, babies will enjoy playing with hand puppets. Playing with puppets can even provide babies with many benefits including:
Puppets help to support emotional development in a variety of ways including:
Older toddlers between the ages of 2 - 3 years old love getting physical and role-playing with puppets. This age group also tends to have good hand-and-finger coordination, making hand and finger puppets perfect for them to use during role-play sessions.