Even the youngest of children love watching the antics of puppets as they act out a scene from a favorite fairy tale – or just make up a story as they go along. But puppet theaters are not just about drama – they also serve an important educational function. Dramatic play can help young children to develop important social skills and build problem-solving abilities; puppet theatres can even serve a therapeutic purpose for young children to work out difficult issues that they are unable to verbalize for themselves.
Whether you are looking for a puppet theatre for your own kids to use at home, or you need dramatic play equipment for a daycare center or preschool, one of the theaters listed below is sure to suit your needs.
Guidecraft has always had an outstanding reputation for high-quality educational toys, and with good reason. All of their kids’ products are carefully designed, with plenty of attention to detail. Guidecraft offers a few different options for puppet theaters: a tabletop model with “velvet” curtains that recalls the early days of theatrical production; a colorful modern tabletop theater, and a free-standing setup that allows kids to sit behind the stage, out of sight of viewers. All models are constructed of high-quality wood and fold for easy storage.
The Alex Floor Standing Puppet Theater is perfect for use with hand or finger puppets. Easy to assemble, it comes with a write-on “marquee” where kids can add the name of the next production and the upcoming show times; while the lightweight but sturdy Alex Play House Puppet Theater comes with a chalkboard front and doubles as both a puppet theatre and a play house.
The all-in-one Lisa LeLeu Super Star puppet theater has everything your kids will need to put on a hit production. This deluxe theatre is constructed with a lightweight fiberglass frame that is easy to put together and take down for easy storage. The “main stage” comes with a detailed backdrop, a backstage door, a wipe-off marquee, a ticket “window,” and plenty of other extras that make it seem just like the real thing. This theater comes with three hand puppets, admission tickets, and even a script for a play – as well as many other accessories that will help to get their creative juices flowing.
Where to find Puppet Theatres for Kids
A Kid Place online offers a charming selection of puppet theaters that have everything your child needs to put on a fabulous production. And while you are checking out these adorable dramatic play accessories, be sure to look at the rest of the great pretend play toys from the huge inventory of over a thousand items designed for kids of all ages for a one-stop holiday shopping experience. All items sold here meet or exceed government safety standards and come from award-winning manufacturers who specialize in quality products for children.