EduPuppets will soon be presenting a new children’s series on BayFM 107.9 called Mrs Chatterbox. Mrs Chatterbox (sock puppet) and her chatterbox (puppet theatre) will be visiting schools as from 5 September 2014 to chat to kids, gathering their opinions about various social topics. The conversations will be recorded and aired on BayFM 107.9 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on the Drive show starting on 15 September 2014.
‘Our aim as a specialised Edutainment company is to use puppetry as a visual aid to encourage children to express their thoughts and opinions openly. We use a trained presenter to act as medium between the puppets and audience to guide the audience in teaching the puppet about a specific topic. Although the audience is teaching the puppet, it’s the audience who is indirectly being taught and affected by the information, opinions and feelings of everyone present, so as to encourage awareness and social development.’ – Stacey Kay, EduPuppets.
The series will take a very relaxed approach towards the Grade R – Grade 5 learners with Mrs Chatterbox asking interesting and entertaining questions to pupils in one-on-one sessions. Questions such as “where does the sun go at night” is bound to produce interesting and amusing responses from a group of 5 year olds! The sessions for the Grade 6 – 7 pupils will take a different approach with topics of discussions designed to extract more comprehensive and thought provoking views and opinions from learners.
‘Creating awareness in society requires multiple stakeholders; we at BayFM 107.9 are excited about joining hands with Mrs Chatterbox and EduPuppets.’- Antonio Venturini,General Manager, BayFM 107.9
Schools who would like to take part in this exciting road radio series can contact Stacey on 076 201 7875 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The series is expected to be ongoing.
There is no fee for Mrs Chatterbox’s visit to schools but there is an optional puppet making activity available at R20 per child. Mrs Chatterbox is expected to embark on a road show in the near future.
‘I think one of the best parts about being a puppet is how children automatically open up to me the way they wouldn’t normally do with adults. I’ve even had introverted children who don’t integrate well open up to me like their best friend. This radio series sure is going to be fun. I can’t wait!’ – Mrs Chatterbox Puppet
MRS CHATTERBOX – ALLOWING CHILDREN TO BRIGHTEN UP YOUR DAY