Hi, It's Jedda from This Little Project. I'm here to share one of my favorite tools for interacting with kids that is also a great way to teach music and movement: PUPPETS!
One thing that is sure to get your student or child's attention is a puppet! Sometimes it seems that children and are more comfortable interacting with a puppet than directly with an adult. A puppet has the added benefit of being able to say and do things that adults cannot say and do directly.
And they are FUN!
There are lots of kinds of puppets: string, hand, or stick puppets. Children love to make their own and they are a great prop for teaching many skills. If you are worried about singing in front of your students, use a puppet. They will focus their attention on the puppet instead of you :)
Below I have included some ideas for how to utilize these fun friends to