Make That Puppet Talk - Easy Ventriloquism for Older Students
Your child will learn the basics of ventriloquism and puppet manipulation.
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Your child will first learn how to hold their own mouth in a natural style that still allows air to flow - we call it their "vent mouth". Then they will learn the easy alphabet followed by tricks to do the harder letters of the alphabet. They will see the importance of misdirection to make it seem like the puppet is talking. Then they will learn tips in basic puppeteering. Finally, they will start to develop a name and personality for their puppet. They will learn by doing, so it's best...
In brief, they will learn how to hold their own mouth still while saying the alphabet, how to make a puppet seem alive, and how to develop a personality for their puppet.
In addition to being a teacher for over 30 years, I was also a professional clown for 15 years. Over the years I have done a lot of work with puppets in children's church. Actually, I taught myself ventriloquism when I was in about 4th or 5th grade and still enjoy dong it even today.
You may want pencil and paper to take notes.
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40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Jan Bergesen AKA Ms. BElementary School Teacher
632 total reviews
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Hello, my name is Jan Bergesen, but the kids at school call me Ms. B. I've been an elementary school teacher for 35 years. Through the years, I have successfully developed a variety of unique ways of teaching things many children find difficult....