Puppets have been featured in my life since I was probably about 8 years old. Do you remember Sooty and Sweep? Rod Hull and Emu? Nookie Bear? Pelham puppets? (my older sister joined me with that craze!).
Probably every gift opportunity I usually asked for the latest puppet craze! And when I reached what I thought was “too old”, I’d then buy one for a child, or my own children.
I really love how hand puppets are brought to life and how people interact with them. They have a unique quality of being understood and giving confidence.
In 2019 myself and my partner visited a small toy shop in Conwy intending to purchase a beach ball. Low and behold we came out of the shop not with a beach ball, but 2 puppets – we had acquired twin girls! What fun we had that sunny afternoon in Conwy. The puppets brought people talking to us, laughing, being playful, and a light bulb went off in my head. This was the second time that had happened since the discovery of Laughter Yoga.
Since that day, I’ve started gradually acquiring more hand puppets and naming them, they took up a very comfy armchair in the lounge (and now in a large, cosy, dust-free cupboard). The number is 30 and still counting…
The collection is called Positive Puppets. They are all making a huge positive difference to people’s lives through Birthday Greeting Videos for any age (or occasion), Puppet Parties, Puppet-making Workshops, all with puppet stories sharing Laughter Yoga exercises and songs.
You can see some of these in our Positive Puppets YouTube channel.
Do contact me, Sara, if you would like the Positive Puppets to be part of your life too to spread smiles across the miles.
To chat about how Positive Puppets please call Sara on 07974778091
or email POSITIVEPUPPETS@GMAIL.COM