Young children are fascinated by puppets and you can easily make simple ones to provide hours of amusement. Puppets allow children to escape from reality into an imaginary world. They encourage shy children to verbalize and help children with poor communication skills. You can easily make your own puppets at home to both educate and amuse your child.
Share these with your child and then suggest that you could make some puppets together:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The Little Red Hen by Paul Galdone
A Woggle of Witches by Adrienne Adams
The Wonderful Pigs of Jillian Jiggs by Phoebe Gilman
Glove, Mitten and Sock Puppets by Frieda Gates
Pocketful of Puppets: Mother Goose Rhymes by Tamara Hunt and Nancy Renfro
Instant Puppets for Kids by Lois Walker
For a delightful surprize wear an apron with a pocket and have a puppet peeking out of the pocket, or make a puppet pop out of an old purse, or even a paper bag, by cutting a hole in the bottom, and then manipulating the puppet through the hole.