Mission: Micheelee puppets empowers lives through the art of puppetry.
Programs: Rhyme time: reading readiness program - this intimate performance features nursery rhymes, music, colorful puppets, pop-up-book scenery, and audience participation to teach rhyme, rhythm and repetition, the building blocks to reading. The program includes live puppet shows, a nursery rhyme cd, teacher and parent activity guides, and teacher training. The program was delivered to 12,220 preschool, head start, and kindergarten students and their teachers. Outcomes include: 100% of teachers reported that the program increased students' vocabulary; 98% reported increase in students' rhyming abilities.
extreme health challenge - this high-energy production features wacky puppets, video and graphics, and audience participation in a game show format to teach elementary students how to make healthy choices regarding nutrition and exercise. The program includes live shows for k-5th grade students, message posters, teacher activity guides, and power up! For health videos. The program reached 10,681 k-5th grade students in florida. Outcomes include: 91% of students agreed they should eat five or more fruits and veggies each day; 92% agreed they should limit screen time to less than two hours per day; and 95% agreed that children can make healthy choices for themselves.
a good day for pancake - this hand puppet show was presented to 5,527 prek-2nd grade students and teachers. The program teaches children how to stop bullies by being a good friend and reporting bullying behaviors to trusted adults. The program includes live puppet shows and teacher activity guides. Teachers reported improvement in behavior and children using the bully prevention strategies taught through the show.
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Recently Michelee Puppets has stepped into my life -- what catches my attention is the power of imagination through the stimulus of a puppet to engage a child in an aspect of their development process. In many instances it brings attention to the negative through the word power of puppets, imaginary friends, not adults. It prompts my thinking as to how can puppets engage older children and adults with significant public and social issues. I look forward to learning more about their process, results and directions. For me innovation engaging the imagination is vital to puppet power.