Thursday, September 24, 2009

Puppets by Folkmanis

Puppets can encourage lots of different types of interactions with curious toddlers. From promoting social play to helping them act out stories the fun you can have with puppets is limitless. I like Folkmanis Puppets because they are very realistic and beautifully crafted, but any type of puppet will do as long as it isn't to big for little hands to manipulate. Strengths: These puppets are durable and can be cleaned easily. The collection of puppets offered by the company is really diverse, so it's not that hard to find animals, fish, and insects that your child will enjoy. Weaknesses: The price. The hand puppets range in price from about $12 to $60. Character puppets can be even more expensive. Where to Buy: These puppets can be purchased on-line at or can be found in specialty toy shops.

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