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For Caregivers

Respect for individuality, compassion, listening, empathy, creativity, support and a sense of possibility are the key elements in all programs facilitated by Puppeteria.


Art-Making, Stories & Puppets in Dementia Care


Puppeteria’s first on-line course is “Stories and Puppets in Dementia Care” for caregivers and family members of people living with dementia!


"Using Stories & Puppets in Dementia Care" contains 4 modules of creative fun and learning. The modules are delivered in a video format, with lots of activity sheets and video tutorials to help strengthen relationships during times of constant change, reduce stress, learn & capture “life stories”, explore a variety of arts modalities, bring “life stories” to life through puppetry, and access support & inspiration of an on-line

community of care-givers! For more information click here.

Puppetry for Caregivers


As a caregiver of children, people with intellectual disabilities, or the elderly; puppets are a fun and effective tool to assist with communication, expressing feelings, storytelling, skills development, problem -solving, and enhancing creativity.


In this workshop, you will create your own unique “puppet helper” to assist you on the job. Bring your puppet to life through puppetry techniques used by the pros. We will conclude our time together by practicing a number of  home and work-based scenarios with the puppets, so your puppet can be "put to work" (and play) right away!


Contact Shelley through the “Contact” page or call 705-874-7258 to discuss your workshop needs. Fees are dependent on length of  workshops, number of participants and  location. We look forward to working with you!


To “Make a Sock Puppet with Puppeteria”, Click here to access your free pdf so you can get started using puppets right away.

Making a difference, one puppet at a time!

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