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Presentations and Workshops

Educational Storytelling with puppets, pieces & props.

Experience the impact of this time tested tool of our profession. ✓ 
Inspiring interactive fun with passion and high energy. ✓
Teaching puppet theory and felt handling approaches. ✓
Including content rich literature and relevant curriculum. ✓
Demonstrating storytelling techniques and audience involvement methods. ✓
Offering expansion activities and open ended questions. ✓
Resulting in classroom management and diverse learner engagement. ✓
Connecting core standards with each rhyme, story, song and book. ✓

Keeping best practices at the core of it all. ✓

Keynote audience

Keynote -

  • High energy, interactive, fun and inspiring!

  • Tailored to your theme, audience and expectations.

  • Full of relevant curriculum for infants - age 8.

  • Based on research that supports the Positive Discipline Approach.

  • Nurturing executive function and enhancing classroom management.

  • Storytelling techniques, expansion activities, innovative approaches. 

  • Option to include some Spanish content.  

  • Revealing trade secrets for making felt story sets at home! 

  • Keeping Best Practices at the core of it all.

  • 20 page handout of resources good for immediate use!

  • 1 - 5 hours.    

Puppet Make & Take

Interactive Workshops -

  • Broad Scope Literacy -  Covers math, science, social/emotional & Spanish! 

  • Math - Math focused literature appropriate for ages 2-8.    

  • STEM - Demonstrating every story in our STEM Binder plus more! 

  • Spanish/English - Bilingual workshop. 

  • Parent Outreach -  Building literacy for infants - age 8.

  • 1.5 - 2 hours.

Puppet Make & Takes with Training-

  • Orca Whale - Make an orca whale finger puppet. Learn whale rhymes and puppet techniques to use. Learn all about whales with the non-fiction picture book Granny’s Clan.     

  • Pumpkin/Jack-O-Lantern - Make a pumpkin/jack-o-lantern finger puppet. Learn pumpkin/jack-o-lantern rhymes in English & Spanish.  Learn all about pumpkins with the book Pumpkin Circle. 

  • Learn all about felts and how to work with them. Learn some Artfelt trade secrets!

  • 2 - 4 hours

Sundrina  telling a story with Timothy Mouse and Betty bunny finger puppets.
Eunice presenting Two Country Crows with attendees all doing the finger play at the same time.

Children’s Interactive Educational Circle Time Fun -

  • Educational storytime with puppets, felts and curriculum-rich literature!     

  • Tailored to your needs - setting, ages, curriculum needs, language needs.

  • Expansion activities included.

  • Handouts for the teachers.

  • 20 - 40 minutes

Community Outreach
•    Available for local community events and organizations.
•    Tailored to the needs of attendees/hosts.

Contact Sundrina Cottrell
•    cell - 818-618-4583
•   email -  or

*Travel time and expenses may also apply 

*Higher rates apply for distant venues

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