Leila, Game Keeper, safari winter brown, 46cm HP

SKU: PHP11071

Carefully hand-crafted with excellent detail and embroidered engaging smiling eyes.
Leila has beautiful round blue eyes, peach/pink skin, long straight dark brown hair, dark brown eyebrows & black eyelashes.
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
Weight: 0.30kgs

Leila, our 46cm Girl Hand Puppet, loves to go on safari, exploring and watching wildlife in their natural environment. She wants to become a Game Keeper or Zoologist and is learning about animals. She has been to safari in Africa and to many nature reserves. She loved being with the Orangutans in Borneo and helping some of the charities like BOS. Come on safari with Leila or visit an animal sanctuary and help many animals that need your support and protection.

Leila is made from premium quality soft velour fabric. She has long straight dark brown hair, pale peach/pink skin, dark brown 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. You will fall in love with Leila 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 Leila to life when you put your hand inside her and move her head, mouth and arms.

She is dressed appropriately to go on safari, into a rain-forest or the wild exploring and looking for animals. You will love the detail in her clothes and impress your friends! You can take all her clothes off to change her outfit. 

She is wearing clothes that protect her from the sun, getting injured in the wild and keeps her warm and safe.

  • long sleeve camel colour jacket has white buttons at the front and elastic around the waist for extra style.
  • brown pants that have a band on the bottom to stop things from crawling up her legs.
  • full brimmed camel hat that matches her jacket.
  • brown vinyl ankle boots with a flap that comes over the laces.

Take her to school or feature her in a puppet show about looking after wildlife. Leila will inspire you to share stories about what adventures in Africa or the outback or rainforest in Australia with your friends and family.

Leila 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 Leila 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. Leila will assist them to interact and socialise with other children and adults.
  • Through Leila 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. Leila 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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