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Puppetry as a language for learning

Using Puppet play as a rehabilitation and learning aid for children

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What is the idea?

Cutputli is a project by The Little Art which has produced a puppet making manual and tool kit developed on the idea of the importance of play in children’s lives. Puppet play is open-ended and provides students and teachers to explore opportunities that aid in learning and development.

The Little Art team of art educationists, psychologists and puppeteers have together created an easy instructional manual in Urdu & English with a fun toolkit which includes accessible materials for children and teachers. They also conduct workshops and arrange participatory events where children develop their stories using puppets which they create themselves.

Impact

Puppetry requires encountering and experiencing many art forms, including dramatic play which in turn can enhance the learning experience amongst children. Children create characters with their own hands and also learn basic life-skills through this program which include: self-awareness, role-playing, problem solving and team work to name a few. 

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