Great presentation! Our students paid close attention and were thoroughly engaged. We have a student in our school that uses a wheelchair so it was the perfect opportunity for other students to ask questions and learn about alternative ways of doing things. Everyone was talking about the program at lunch!
The program was very age appropriate. It was educational and engaging at the same time. Students got positive exposure to different disabilities such as learning disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy, deafness, and blindness. Some of these disabilities students are familiar with, but some of them they are not familiar with so it was very good to include this variety of disabilities. I believe students made positive connections with some of their own lives and the children in our community and how to communicate with them.
The puppets were so realistic; that took me by surprise! The students loved learning the sign language. We are learning sign language in reading so they were excited to learn new signs. We plan to learn more about the topics presented during library time.
The Kids on the Block aligns perfectly with our school's 'Resilient Ruby' positive thinking and actions - character. Ruby has a disability too which is further explained in the KOB puppet show. The students liked that they could ask questions of the puppets and the answers were to the point and age appropriate. We always enjoy your show; see you next year!
The teachers all raved about the Kids on the Block! The puppets seem to come to life and are a great teaching tool for young learners. One class wanted to learn more about disabilities and the art of puppetry! Great presentation with great lessons!
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