INCLUDES ALL THIS:
- 1 Puppet Show Book with a Removable Hand Puppet
- 1 Story of Percilla The Gorilla™
- 1 StoryStarter for Percilla The Gorilla™
- 1 Puppet Show DVD (45 min)
For ages 3 and up.
Introducing Percilla! Percilla has as a slumber party in her enchanted tree
fort. The gorilla girls have lots of fun stories to tell and things to do like
dancing and singing and much more!
Lisa Leleu Story Starter™
Create your own story for Percilla!
In this adventure you get to decide what happens! Will Percilla go school, take
a trip to the country, or will she go on an airplane ride? You and Percilla
can go anywhere your imagination takes you!!!
BENEFITS of Drama, Theater and Puppetry
Self Confidence and Self Esteem: Performing for an audience teaches children
to trust their ideas and abilities while overcoming shyness and fostering self
worth. Through drama, self discovery and expression help instill confidence
and boost self esteem.
Reading Skills and Literacy Learning: As children practice their roles, they
reflect on the words while evaluating and revising how they interact with them
while interpreting and communicating their meaning. Reading and acting out scripts
increases sight-word vocabulary, reading comprehension and literature appreciation.
Children blossom when they become more confident readers.
Communication/Oral Skills: Theater activities enhance oral expression including
verbal and nonverbal expression of ideas, voice projection, articulation of
words, fluency with language and persuasive speech.
Presentation Skills: The exercise of acting out scripts enhances reading fluency
such as volume, stress, rate, tempo and intonation while improving presentation
Imagination: Creating and acting out performances requires thinking of new
ideas. Never underestimate the power of imagination. As Einstein said, “Imagination
is more important than knowledge.”
Concentration: Theater activities help increase attention span as well as observation
Listening Comprehension: By interacting with others, drama helps develop good
Cooperation/Collaboration: The cooperative effort needed to create a puppet
show or theatrical play increases a child’s ability to work with others,
sharing ideas and solving problems together.
Problem Solving: Theater activities encourage imagination and improvisation.
Improvisation fosters quick-thinking leading to greater adaptability in Life.
Many teachers believe that improvisation is one of the very best ways for children
to express themselves.
Motivation: Theater activities bring play, humor, fun and laughter into learning
- improving motivation.
Self Expression and Relaxation: Drama and theater allow children to express
emotions. Play acting activities release stress by releasing mental, physical
and emotional tension.
Self Discipline: The process of moving ideas to actions and performances teaches
the value of practice and perseverance. Drama and creative movement improve
Trust: The social interaction and risk taking in theater develop trust in self