Tapping into her educational training and experience, Penny offers a workshop exclusively for educators that adds new teaching skills and makes learning fun, while meeting key educational standards. 1/2 Day, $500.00
I can come into your classroom and do a residency and help your students make their puppets come to life and perform a small skit by the end of our time together, Session times and length vary on your classrooms and school’s needs, let’s talk and see what we dream up special for your kids.
“The Audience can become so involved with the interaction of the puppet that they do not realize they are learning.”
Penny has performed at several summer camps and Teacher in service day's presenting her work to both Children and Adults. Penny also did a month long tour in Colombia, South America, where she performed and worked with students and puppetry from ages 3 years up to 17.
Proving "Puppets are fun for Everyone!"
When working with schools, weather Preschool, elementary schools, Middle schools, or High schools, Penny creates programs that teach values, morals and ideals. Penny connects to and for the heart. Many of her shows touch upon Social and emotional topics All shows are interactive mini-musicals suitable for both school assemblies and individual classroom settings. Penny has her Masters in Education and applies this to every program she creates.
In the Fall of 2012 and Spring of 2014 Penny Toured South America with the Company Dream On Productions. She performed 60 shows in 30 days in Bogota', Medellin, and Buenos Aries. For Ages 4-17 year olds. This was an honor and a dream come true for Penny and the Puppets.
All current shows are available for performance at schools. Penny is also available to create custom shows to meet specific curriculum goals.
* I also have a Great show for Middle School and high school students that tells the story of how I became a puppeteer.
It has music, storytelling, puppets and dance. It is a 45min program called. "My Own Two Hands"
"An inventive, interactive, puppet musical."
Claire, Youth Librarian Eugene, OR
“Penny’s stories inspire kids to be curious about themselves, each other and the world around them.”
Eric Pohl, Teacher,
Gresham Public School District
"We like the interactive way that Penny connects with the children in the audience. The children are mesmerized by her puppets and love to sing along with her songs. Have a camera ready to capture the children's smiling faces! They love to laugh with the puppets!!"
Bright Horizons Children's Learning CenterBeaverton, OR
"It was very successful from a director’s point of view. Penny kept all the children and the adults engaged for the entire show. The children were involved in the story and related to the characters and the plot. They caught all the riddles and jokes and laughed in all the right places. It was wonderful! She uses her Master of Education in her scripts, keeping the language and vocabulary, the speed of delivery, the volume, and the character voices appropriate for the audience. Penny presents the moral of the story in a delightful choice of words that relate to the children. She incorporated the science of growing plants and understanding disappointment with others, plus natural consequences."
EWU Child Care Director
YMCA OF THE INLAND NORTHWEST
"Penny is always punctual, professional with adults and perfectly silly with kids."
Wild Wood Preschool, Portland, OR
" Without being pedantic, Penny incorporates facts and information that children will learn without any effort. Her songs and rhythmic dancing help the kids remember the message of the show's theme. Penny's show is one kids will remember, it's a great use of their time and a worthwhile investment during tight budgets, you get a lot of joy for your buck!"
Janet Rackleff - Yachats Public Library
"We hire Penny each spring at Youngset Preschool as part of our enrichment program. She is a favorite of children, teachers and parents. Engaging story-telling with wonderful characters and wonderful stories - a mix of humor, lesson to be learned, and characters the children can relate to. Her stories always have a simple lesson to be learned - something that we are likely working on in class, but the puppets are telling us in a new way so it is engaging to the children. Hire her!! You will not be disappointed. You will be entertained!!"
Patty Scheid, Youngset Preschool
Senior Class Teacher
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