Help the child identify each puppet, and ask him or her to find the details described in the story (for example: Little Red Riding Hood's basket of cookies, the Wolf's big ears, Grandmother's glasses, the Woodsman's ax).
Place one puppet on your hand and one on the child's hand. Use your puppet to ask the child's puppet questions. For instance, "I like to skip from place to place. How do you like to get around?"
Use the puppets to act out a scene for the child. For instance, you might have Little Red Riding Hood ask Grandmother to teach her how to knit a scarf to give to her mother. Allow the child to join in the scene or simply observe.
Use the puppets to ask the child questions, and let the child ask questions of the puppets, too. For instance, the puppets might ask the child what are his or her favorite snacks or games.
Use the puppets to act out challenging social scenes and encourage the child to help you resolve them. For instance, perhaps the Wolf and Grandmother both reach for the cookies in Little Red Riding Hood's basket at the same time, so the Woodsman points out that there are enough cookies for everyone (ask the child to count them!).
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