School Readiness Funding
Training Package: "Using Puppets for Social and Emotional Learning."
This includes one day of hands-on training, a package of 6 puppets for your centre (optional) and three follow-up sessions.
This training is run by speech pathologist, Lucia Smith, who has used puppets successfully in her work with children for over 25 years. You can host a training day of your own - or book into one of our Melbourne-based training sessions (University of Melbourne, Hawthorn Campus).
learn how to use hand puppets in a way that is engaging to children
explore current theories of social development and the levels of social understanding necessary for healthy relationships
learn about children's differing social and emotional capabilities
explore the three types of puppet use in the early childhood setting
learn how to promote emotional language using the Word Bird puppet
learn how to model, mirror and explore social interactions using the Social Puppet program
learn how to demonstrate emotional regulation using a puppet