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Jonathan P. Nelson, Secondary Educa wrote:
"Puppetools has been of great value or I wouldn't have put the time into it. You come at learning from an entirely different perspective and have given added depth to my understanding of creativity and learning. Your perspective is unique in education today--play is crucial to learning--and needs to be publicized more so it can be discussed and researched."

Toni wrote:
"What a discovery! There is a strong argument for the use of puppets in education especially given that recent papers indicate that learning is enhanced by spontaneity, emotion and play."

Suzi in Ukraine wrote:
"Recently, our music director at our church asked for ideas to help the youngest class learn a song. She couldn't keep their attention. I suggested letting the hinge puppet teach them, and voila! We had a full choir singing the song two weeks later."

Steve wrote:
"It is a joy to be in contact with kindred spirits on the path to a root based, natural way of learning! It becomes amazingly clear exactly what children need… to enhance their learning experience."


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Clara Question
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Rainbow Crow
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Musical Notes
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Sindhoo Dragon
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The Lungs
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Broken Heart
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Pencil Points
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Mr. Flames
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The Stomach
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