PHILIPSBURG – The Philipsburg Jubilee Library in collaboration with the University of St. Martin (USM) will be hosting their annual puppet show for children ages 4-10 years at the library today, Tuesday, March 15, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.
The puppet show is an assignment from the USM’s Children’s Literature Class. Student-teachers have to learn how to prepare and execute puppet shows, and also perform in front of a live audience.
Findings have suggested that puppet shows may be an effective means of reinforcing existing knowledge and communicating new information.
The aspiring student-teachers will be performing 4 shows. They are as follows: “From Bully to Friendly” performed by Sharina Kalmera-Bryson, Esther Louis-Jean, Tashana Samuels, Victoria Nelson, Audra Hyman; “Bring back my Booker” performed by Oneida Arrindell, Vania Maynard, Miranda Richardson, Ahlina Gario; “Little Red Riding Hood” performed by Lucinda Gumbs, Chelsea Richardson, Sandrine Labardy, Reshma Khudan; “Why frogs have no tails” performed by Lerissa Rey, Shevonne Richardson, Dionela Casperson, and Kiran Manglani.
Children on St. Maarten are not usually exposed to puppet shows and literacy on all levels is the core component. With these goals in mind, all children are encouraged to come out and enjoy this interactive performance, which takes place today, Tuesday.
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