Tina Prima takes center stage to pirouette and plie in her satiny leotard and tulle tutu. Use one hand to manipulate the puppet’s mouth and facial expressions while gesturing with the removable wooden rod with the other. Detachable rod is suitable for lefties or righties It is made from material that’s both durable and incredibly soft to the touch. This quality construction and a strong interior structure for the head mean it will hold up to years of creative puppet play. Puppet play inspires countless creative stories and amazing imaginary adventures. It’s terrific for self-confidence and also an invaluable booster for motor skills, hand-eye coordination, communication skills, parent-child bonding, and so much more A removable hand rod attaches to either hand of the puppet, making it simple for both left-handed and right-handed puppeteers to practice and develop their story-telling skills. This versatile classic puppet is appropriate for puppeteers of varying skill levels and helps develop narrative and creative thinking. The Ballerina Puppet with Detachable Wooden Rod makes a great gift for kids ages 3 and up. Add the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Puppet Theater to round out the hands-on, screen-free puppet play experience. For more than 30 years, Melissa & Doug has created beautifully designed imagination- and creativity-sparking products that NBC News called “the gold standard in early childhood play.” Today, Melissa & Doug is proudly partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics to foster early brain development and help children build important life skills through play.
LEFT OR RIGHT HAND USE: This puppet with hand rod is easy to manipulate. Children who are left- or right-handed can use one hand to move the puppets mouth and facial expressions, along with other gestures with the detachable wooden rod;
STIMULATES CREATIVITY: Puppets inspire countless creative stories and are terrific for developing self-confidence, motor skills, hand-eye coordination, communication skills, parent-child bonding, and so much more;
THE GOLD STANDARD IN CHILDHOOD PLAY: For more than 30 years, Melissa & Doug has created beautifully designed imagination- and creativity-sparking products that NBC News calls the gold standard in early childhood play.