Gentle programs for tender folks…
Little Puppet Studio puppetry programs are particularly well suited for young people with special physical, social, or developmental needs. Each child will find a level of participation that suits his or her comfort zone. Children with delicate neurosensory systems find our programs to be free of stress. The activities and materials are naturally low stimulation. The process is structured, yet adjusts to meet the needs of the moment.
The children’s performance is improvisational and is accompanied by a narrated tale, so no memorization is required. Every child can be an actor. Behind the safety of a puppet, and in the sanctuary of a small group working together, tender children find a new kind of self-expression.
A Little Puppet Studio production offers recreationally therapeutic opportunities for less mobile individuals. One can easily join in from a wheelchair, walker, or with an aide. Puppeteers typically enjoy a comfortable anonymity behind a marionette.
We are happy to bring a simpler format if performance is not for your child. Little Puppet Studio can offer a small performance followed by hands-on experiential activities with the puppets, silks, and musical instruments. See our Birthday Parties page for specifics.
Your special young puppeteers with developmental differences are in experienced hands with Regina D. Mason, M.Ed. in the director’s chair. Caregivers are encouraged to participate with any child that needs the extra support.
Please visit our Puppet Show Gallery page for inspiration!