Before the school year begins, purchase or make a special puppet for your classroom.
.This puppet can be the classroom’s special mascot.
.Use the puppet during language development time.
.Puppets often put children at ease when speaking in front of a group.
.Not only is the puppet a wonderful tool for language development, but your special mascot can be used to introduce new activities, run classroom meetings, and help to maintain order.
.When the classroom is too noisy, the classroom mascot can be the one to ask the children to try and be a little more quiet. The children will want to please and respond to their special friend.