Pia, Dutch Folk Costume, 46cm HP
Made using 100% Premium Quality Soft Polyester Velour Fabric.
Quality tested to meet international standards and safe for 3 years plus.
Size: H=46cm, W=20cm, D=10cm
Pia, our 46cm Girl Hand Puppet, lives in Amsterdam The Netherlands with her family, and loves her home, school, and friends. She wants to share her life with you. Learn about life in Amsterdam The Netherlands (Holland) with Pia.
Pia is made from premium quality soft velour fabric. She has long straight red hair, pale peach/pink skin, red embroidered eyebrows and black eyelashes. Her carefully embroidered beautiful round medium blue engaging eyes look at you with love and kindness. She has cute fingers, toes, ears, nose and navel. She is made with excellent detail and is stuffed to look more like a soft toy, fabric stuffed doll, character or person. Her stuffing and design makes it easier for you to hold her and to manipulate her as a puppet. You will fall in love with Pia from the moment you pick her up and play with her.
An average size adult hand and fingers fit comfortably from the back of her body into her head, mouth and arms. Her mouth opens and she has a tongue. Her head, body, arms and legs are stuffed to allow easy handling for play and to make the puppet more like a stuffed soft toy. Bring Pia to life when you put your hand inside her and move her head, mouth and arms.
You will love the detail in this dress and impress your friends! You can take all her clothes off to change her outfit.
She is wearing a beautiful Dutch folk costume;
- The dress has a colourful pink, blue and green candy-striped skirt which is gathered at the waist. A black and white with floral pattern apron is sewn on the waist of the dress and has a black fabric ribbon that ties at the back.
- The bodice or top is black with a candy stripe band collar and white fabric with a floral print chest.
- white bonnet like a flying nun's hat.
- clogs made from yellow felt and a patterned strip on the top for decoration.
Take her to school or feature her in a puppet show about The Netherlands. She will inspire you to share stories about life in Amsterdam The Netherlands with your friends and family.
Pia loves to play and is a great listener. She can be a chatter box and will keep you company for hours becoming your best friend. Bring her to life and share many experiences with her.
She will inspire your imagination, allow you the freedom to be creative and to come out of your shell. If you’re shy, you can use Pia and speak through her to articulate how you are feeling or to gain courage to play with other kids. You can use her to re-tell stories you heard or to create your own stories.
Research with early education specialists has highlighted and proven that Puppets as an educational toy for a child’s growing and developing mind and as a teacher’s or parent’s aid has many benefits;
- By bringing their puppet to life as an independent personality, children will gain courage to speak in front of their classmates and to practise public speaking. Pia will assist them to interact and socialise with other children and adults.
- Through Pia children will be able to articulate emotional stresses and feelings and resolve them. They can express themselves, gain confidence and become brave with a can-do attitude.
- Children will use their puppet to role play and repeat various tasks that they find challenging improving their confidence and self-esteem.
- The puppets will work fine and gross motor skill dexterity, and hand-eye coordination. Children need to put their hand inside the puppet to manipulate the arms, face, mouth and tongue. Pia can be undressed to allow a change of clothes. Some puppet clothes have buttons, zippers and shoelaces. Practising tasks such as; doing up buttons or tying shoelaces will give them confidence and help them become independent.
- Puppets inspire imaginative play, trigger creativity, tests memory, and develops language and reading skills. When children re-tell a story they heard, you will see what they remembered and get an insight into their use of language.
- Children can perform a puppet show, which encourages organisational skills, script writing when they create their own story, language development and use of language when they perform the show, or they may express emotions or feeling that are bothering them through their performance.
Quality tested to meet all international standards including CE, ASTM, CPSIA and ISO.
Suitable for children 3+ years old.
Puppets as an educational toy will:
- develop language and reading skills.
- freely express emotional issues and resolve them, by using the puppet as an extension of self.
- trigger imaginative and creative play when children perform their own puppet show.
- work motor skills by manipulating the puppet; or when taking the puppet’s clothes off or putting them back on the puppet, or when using buttons, zippers, or shoelaces.
- gain confidence, become brave and improve self-esteem.
- encourages socialising, team building, organisational skills and public speaking.
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