THE Iloilo City Public Library (ICPL) will offer puppetry-making to children as part of summer workshop this year to be held every Wednesday of May from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Registration will start in the last week of April at ICPL at second floor of City Hall.
The puppetry aims to encourage children to visit the library and to make reading as their habit.
ICPL head Marion Aguirre said all 30 ICPL staff will undergo training prior to the workshop because they will be the ones to teach the children.
“We will teach the children about the history of puppet, how to make a puppet, what are kinds of puppets and how to manipulate the puppet. This will culminate with an activity wherein the kids will have their own storytelling show using the puppets,” Aguirre said.
She explained that puppetry is the manipulation by hand or strings above of puppets in the form of animal or person to make a theatrical show.
“It is very important that at a young age, we have instilled the value of reading to children. Storytelling using puppets will attract their attention and will widen their imagination. Later on, they will be accustomed to reading without the use of any photos,” Aguirre said.
Last year, ICPL taught children to make things using recyclable materials. (PIO)