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Testimonials

Here's what others Teachers have said about our Books, Puppets and Puppet Packs

"Tena koe Erin, it was such a pleaseure to chat to you at the ECC conference this year. Thanks again for your wonderful resources, that provide the children at our centres (0-5) with an increased literacy awareness & skills. It's always amazing to see young toddlers (12months) enjoying stories/books like Mr Possom, they do all the actions & their parents are always impressed that their children are learning this at such a young age. Such catchy tunes - and what child dosen't like saying NO! Thanks again - keep up the good work!" Linley (Linley Hattrill)

Here's what others have said about Erin's Puppet Skills & Storytelling Workshop:

"Thank you so much for coming into our centre and presenting your puppet workshop for us. We all really enjoyed it and here are some of the comments from our teachers…. "Erin encouraged active participation and made using puppets effectively look easy….and it was easy! It made me think…. Yes I can do this!"

"Erin‟s warm friendly manner with the teachers and her fun relationship with the puppets was great to watch"

"The workshop experience inspired me to use the puppets we have at home and at work"

"Erin‟s workshop was a great idea for our „teacher only day‟ and gave us inspiration and the encouragement we needed to continue using our puppets"

"Thank you so very much for a very worthwhile workshop experience."

Co-Managers, Olive Shoots Early Childhood Centre
Laidlaw College, West Auckland.

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"Hi Erin, Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your puppet and storytelling workshop. The other staff and myself have introduced a good number of the puppets and read and ‘played out’ the stories with the children. The children are really enjoying these sessions with the puppets and they’re wanting to use them on a daily basis.

Dolores Keen
Onewhero Early Childhood Centre
Onewhero, Franklin County.

 

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"Thanks for the wonderful workshop you presented to our teachers and the other centres we invited along. Everyone had a wonderful time. I am certainly enjoying using the puppets at mat-time now and have become much more confident since your visit, but I’ll continue to practice.

The children are still talking about your puppet show performance – they loved meeting BIG Kiwi and they enjoyed their fun puppet afternoon"

Diane Kearvell
City Limits Preschool
Hamilton East

Here's what others have said about Erin's Interactive Puppet Performances:

"Thank you Erin for bringing the New Zealand bush into our Kindergarten!  Your amazing natural focus puppets came alive as we ventured into the bush through puppet stories, songs and awareness of conservation.  A wonderful learning puppet show"
 
- Deanwell Kindergarten Hamilton

 

"Awesome show! Erin really involved the children who loved it as it was very hands-on."

- Kindercare Learning Centre, Greville Road, Browns Bay.

 

"The Puppet Show was a success! The children really enjoyed meeting all the puppet characters and had fun interacting during the show. Afterward, there was plenty of discussion between parents and their children, providing a great connection between the centre and home."

- Orewa Hilltop Learning Centre

 

 

"All the children at our centre found the show fantastic. I felt it was very age appropriate and the children got to participate which they always like to do. The children are now using the books and puppets regularly. The staff also found the performance great!"

- Gracefield Learning Centre, Christchurch

 

"The Children listened attentively, and took in everything about the show and afterward they answered questions which showed how well they had participated."

- Burwood Kindercare Learning Centre