Puppets are an important learning tool for toddlers. First of all, toddlers are enamored with puppets. They know that they are not real people/animals but they see them move and hear them talk. They are a great way to tell a story, as well. On a day when you are losing, or never could get the attention of your child, you will still get Structured Play time. They also help teach your child to pretend and use an imagination. This is a very, very important skill that believe it or not does need to be modeled/taught!
Puppets can be traditional hand puppets, finger puppets, or even sock puppets. They can be store bought or handmade. Children really do not care they just love exploring and playing with them!