Saturday, April 10, 2010

Kids on the Block

The fourth grade students welcomed the Kids on the Block puppet show to Macdonough School. 

The Kids on the Block program utilizes a series of puppets to increase children's awareness and understanding of disabilities.  They use special "hand and rod" puppets. This means that one hand works the mouth of the puppet and the other hand manipulates the rod for gestures. The puppets are 3 to 4 feet tall! Some of the puppets have a disability and use aids that make their character distinctive and realistic.

The program is sponsored by Wesleyan University and Oddfellows Playhouse.

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