imgres-4This rare bird is stately and fun as you slip your hand into the plush body and move the beak for some real talking! Hands also fit into the feathery wings for a little more expression. Puppets provide kids with a chance to be someone else, speaking for this large long-legged bird as she struts, pecks, flaps and eats. Facts of interest that accompany each puppet tell us that her gut contains about 3 pounds of rocks to help grind her food. Who knew? Sharing facts about laying the biggest eggs or running 40 miles per hours can excite imaginations for their puppet show story. Every twist and turn in the puppet show and dialogue encourages language learning as children practice and expand their story telling skills.

Available at Folkmanis Puppets. Click here