I grew up watching Sesame Street. I can say that the said creative and educational puppet show somehow influenced me cognitively and emotionally. Who could forget Big Bird, Grover, Cookie Monster, Ernie and Bert and the rest of the Muppet friends? Then after a decade and a half, a home grown counterpart of Sesame Street, the Batibot, was created with Pong Pagong, Kiko Matsing and the rest of the gang. I don’t know the reason behind why Batibot abruptly vanished on TV. It’s sad that my daughter did not get the chance to meet the puppets from Batibot and so are Kuya Bodjie and Ate Shena. I am grateful though that Barney and his team are on the rescue to promote group cooperation and active play to RJ’s generations.
When RJ had this puppet making activity in school, I can’t help but commend her teacher as I know how important puppetry is to children. RJ used hubby’s old sock, yarn for the puppet’s hair, colored paper for the mouth and eyelashes, plastic comic eyes, and old cloth for the puppet’s skirt.
Meet RJ’s puppet (honestly, I don’t know the puppet’s name)
Hahaha! The puppet looks alive and yes she can sing just like RJ!
In this puppet making activity, the teacher taught RJ and her classmates a creative way of telling stories and songs. It makes learning more interesting while enhancing the kids’ imagination and creativity.