Fluke & Annika, 46cm HP

$72.90

A perfect gift for a child & includes;

  1. Annika, 46cm Hand Puppet, is carefully hand-crafted with excellent detail & embroidered engaging eyes. An average size adult hand fits comfortably from the back of the puppet into its head, mouth & arms.
  2. Fluke, a story based on a real event about a Southern Right Whale giving birth to a calf in Sydney Harbour.

Hand Puppet is quality tested to meet all international standards & safe for 3 years plus.

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Book & Hand Puppet Gift Set includes; a story based on a real-life event when in 2012, a Southern Right Whale gave birth to a calf in Sydney Harbour and stayed for a few months before travelling south to Antarctica. Children will be engaged reading the story using our friendly and cuddly Annika, hand puppet, or listening to you read the story to them with Annika. The puppet will make the story fun and exciting!

Your child will fall in love with Annika from the moment they pick her up and play with her.

Annika as a puppet will engage your child in the story, developing language, teaching them to love reading and encouraging them to write. Your child will gain confidence in storytelling, reading and writing.

Bring Annika to life when you put your hand inside her and manipulate 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. You can move her mouth, head, and arms. 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.

Annika is easy to use, fun to play with, cute, cuddly and lovable.

This Book & Hand Puppet Gift Set includes;

  1. Fluke; a beautiful hardcover book. Written by Lesley Gibbes; in 2012, a Southern Right Whale gave birth to a calf in Sydney Harbour, Fluke is based on this event. The mother whale and calf stayed in the shelter of Sydney’s water inlets for months. Illustrated by Michelle Dawson beautiful watercolour paintings, that create magic.
  2. Annika, 46cm hand puppet, is made from premium quality soft velour fabric. She has long straight white blond hair, pale peach/pink skin, white blond embroidered eyebrows and black embroidered eyelashes. Her carefully embroidered beautiful round 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.

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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