Hare and Tortoise Finger Puppets
This set consists of two gorgeous plush Hare and Tortoise finger puppets.
Each stands approx 7cm high and has a little piece of elastic to help hold onto little fingers.
There once was a speedy hare who bragged about how fast he could run. Tired of hearing him boast, Slow and Steady, the tortoise, challenged him to a race. All the animals in the forest gathered to watch.
Hare ran down the road for a while and then and paused to rest. He looked back at Slow and Steady and cried out, “How do you expect to win this race when you are walking along at your slow, slow pace?”
Hare stretched himself out alongside the road and fell asleep, thinking, “There is plenty of time to relax.”
Slow and Steady walked and walked. He never, ever stopped until he came to the finish line.
The animals who were watching cheered so loudly for Tortoise, they woke up Hare.
Hare stretched and yawned and began to run again, but it was too late. Tortoise was over the line.
Moral: Slow and steady wins the race.
COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL SKILLS
Hand & Finger Puppets are an ideal springboard for developing speaking and listening skills.
Children often communicate more easily with puppets, giving them confidence to express their ideas and feelings.
Shy children can become acquainted with others through the roles they take on.
Children are free to try on new personalities and take them off again, with a puppet on their hand, broadening their own in the process.
Scary animal hand and finger puppets like lions and sharks or shy ones such as a tortoise can help children master uncomfortable feelings.
Puppet play provides an opportunity to gain some control over their world by working out fears and frustrations.
Hand and Finger Puppet play helps young children develop creative skills by forcing them to use their imaginations. They make up the roles, the rules, the situations and the solutions.
It is through imaginative play that children come to understand the differences between fantasy and reality.
The real world becomes more real to children who have opportunities to pretend.