Thu, 13 May | The University of Melbourne

Using Puppets for Social & Emotional Learning

Use your SRF funding to come along for a fun day of learning.
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Using Puppets for Social & Emotional Learning

Time & Location

13 May, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
The University of Melbourne, 442 Auburn Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia

About the Event

Using Puppets for Social and Emotional Learning is run by a speech pathologist, Lucia Smith, who has used puppets successfully in her work with children for over 25 years. It consists of a 5-hour workshop and 3 brief follow-up sessions (via phone or Zoom).

Through the training participants:

  • Learn how to use hand puppets in a way that is engaging to children (“making a puppet come alive”)
  • Explore current theories of social development and the levels of social understanding necessary for developing successful peer relationships
  • Learn about why children vary in their social and emotional capabilities
  • Explore the three types of puppet use applicable to the early childhood setting
  • Explore the Social Puppets program and discuss how implement it within a centre
  • Learn about Theory of Mind, deficits in Theory of Mind, and how to promote it using a puppet
  • Explore theories of emotional intelligence and its development
  • Learn how to model emotions using a puppet in order to promote a rich emotional vocabulary
  • Learn how to demonstrate emotional regulation using a puppet
  • Learn how to set up play-based learning with puppets to further reinforce social and emotional learning
  • Learn how to use a calming puppet
  • Learn the Tommy Turtle anger management strategy
  • Learn how to adapt the above learning to other modes of play and book-sharing
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