Play Language is a puppet-like process that uses construction paper and play to create a limitless language of handheld ideas and symbols. Using this ‘language of play’ makes teaching and learning fun, shared, seamless, motivated and natural. Play Language is a timely innovation that makes play practical, economical and a perfect fit for reaching into the minds of young people. In the classroom, the result is an innovation that transforms factory learning spaces into thriving learning habitats.
Hi, I’m Jeff Peyton, founder of Play Tectonics™.
Welcome to Puppetools® Basics. Here is where you will learn the nuts & bolts of “Play Language,” our system for transforming communication through play.
By the time you complete Puppetools® Basics, you will have gained first-hand familiarity with Play Language-- the process we use for play based learning and communication now in the hands of teachers and kids all over the world.
You Will Learn to:
Fold the Paper Talker Hinge, the paper device that almost all Puppetools® and play language concepts are built on.
Construct deceptively simple Paper Talker™ puppets;
Use simple techniques to jumpstart the flow of playful communication between you, students, and the puppets you have made;
Integrate the use of play media into lessons, learning units, stories, and activities.
And lastly, you’ll gain valuable experience from the response of children to your puppet concepts as you begin to use them.
Rather than a formal learning structure, you’ll be embarking on a self-guided tour rooted in play.
Recommended For Adults and Teachers at All Levels. Including: K-12 Teaching, online, at home, in school. Art, Speech Therapists and Play Therapists, Special Educators, Social Emotional Learning Practitioners; Reading Educators and Environmental Educators, Play Based Teaching, Blended Instruction, Meditation, Violence Prevention, School-Shooter Prevention, Bullying, Classroom Mental Health, Origami, Paper Media, Play Science, Play and Brain Imaging, Play in the Classroom, Getting Kids to Write, Getting Kids Attention. Home School, Pods, Microschools, Tutors, Remote Teaching, Virtual Teaching and Learning, learning culture transformation, school to prison pipeline, curriculum activation, Screen Habituation, Art and Play Teaching Strategies.
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