Making Connections Through Puppetry - Educators, Counselors and Therapists

Ticket date

Friday July 29

Ticket Time

4:00 PM  –  6:30 PM

Friday 7/29 & Friday 8/13

4:00pm - 6:30pm


Join us at Museum of the Moving Image this summer where Wonderspark Puppets presents Making Connections through Puppetry - Educators, Counselors and Therapists.


Making Connections Through Puppetry is a two-part professional development workshop series that teaches educators, therapists, counselors, and parents how to use puppets when working with neurodiverse children including children on the autism spectrum.  Puppetry can be used as an effective learning tool and bridge for communication and motivation.  Participants who have taken these workshops have gone on to use the skills that they learn to support child development, and students IEP’s including joint attention, functional pretend play, social/emotional learning, empathy, de-escalation, impulse control, emotional regulation, language learning and more.


Led by professional puppeteer and Jim Henson Foundation Manager Lindsey “Z.” Briggs, participants will learn the basics of puppetry performance and technique as well as discuss ways to utilize puppets to make connections with children, especially those who can be hard to reach, and build bridges of trust, kindness and joy.  Each participant will receive a unique customized puppet to use throughout the workshop along with a finger puppet as well.  Participants will be eligible to receive 5 CTLE hours for attending both  2 1/2 hour sessions.


Sessions for this workshop will run Friday, July 29th, and Friday, August 12th, from 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM