Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Read & Play Puppet Theater Helps Make ALL Kids Drama Majors!

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received these sets, free of charge,from Read and Play Puppet Theatre, for review /giveaway purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about them. 
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And now for 2 new products that can help relieve the Summer boredom!


Read & Play Puppet Theater allows your kids to not only read their favorite fairy tales, but also act them out on stage!

.The box for Wolf Tales contains three fairy tales: Little Red Riding Hood, The Wolf and the Young Kids, and The Three Little Pigs. 


Each story includes a shortened script and will capture the attention of event the youngest children, with its fun action and familiar tale!  Just set up the pieces, get the puppets ready, and let the performance begin! 


The boxed set contains: a foldout puppet theater, the book with three fairy tales, 5 colorful set backdrops, and 9 double-sided paper puppets. All of which are easy for little hands to use!


The included book might be above the reading level of the intended ages of 4-6, so I would say these sets are really more of a family activity with older siblings playing the part of the narrator, and reading, while younger siblings do the acting and change the background scenes.


As you can see the background scenes and characters are set up in a storyline preview, so that kids can see which one to pull next. This is really helpful if they are telling the story their own way, if they don't read along.

( I had a video to share with you, but every time I tried to upload, it stalled out and cancelled. SIGH, apparently a Blogger issue.)



But of course any fun activity that helps keep kids reading over the Summer is ALWAYS a great thing! Miss Grace was happy to read the tales she didn't know, and she's 9!


Princes Tales (featuring Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty) came out last summer. Wolf Tales is new to the line up!


Just like Wolf Tales, you get a foldout puppet theater, the book with three fairy tales, 5 colorful set backdrops, and 9 double-sided paper puppets. 

Miss Grace combined both sets for some very unique presentations, which I unfortunately did not have a chance to film! Her over all review was that it was a fun set, but she would have like to have seen the top slot to put the puppets down just a bit wider to help when adding multiple puppets in, but otherwise, she liked how easy it was to change the background settings, and how they had pictures on the tab, so it was easy to know which was which at a quick glance at the tab. 


Something that we both liked, was how well the set went BACK together. As parents, we all know how it can be hard sometimes to get everything BACK in the same box it came out of. But not these sets! Everything went back in easy peasy. Now there is no cover for the front, but the book sits down well enough that it stays put pretty well (unless you put it upside down). 

I would recommend buying both sets, as I think kids with a flair for drama, would appreciate having both box sets to be able to have more characters and backgrounds to use. They are fun sets that really allow for some great imaginative play, and allow kids to be really creative! And they would go a LONG way to defeat Summer boredom!


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