..to the online store of the Australian Puppet Shop, the only store in Victoria devoted to the retail sale and history of puppets.
Please be aware that the site is currently being rebuilt and that the catalogue won't be available for at least 14 days.
At the Australian Puppet Shop, you can safely shop for Finger Puppets, Hand Puppets, Marionettes, Theatres and puppetry accessories from leading brands all over the world. Puppets help the inner child in the adult shine through.
The Australian Puppet Shop is situated in Kaniva in the beautiful Wimmera Area of Western Victoria, between Bordertown SA and Nhill Vic.
Puppets down the Ages
For centuries, people of different cultures have created and used puppets, finding an almost magical power in their capacity for creating open, honest, and trustworthy communication between the puppeteer and the audience.
Puppets and children
Children play with puppets freely, using their hands, thoughts, language, and feelings, and puppet shows allow them to act out imaginative stories that have no bounds.
Puppets as Storytellers
Our character puppets, animal puppets, finger puppets and marionettes provide a wide range of wonderful story telling. Children benefit from the exploration of feelings and sense of accomplishment that acting out play affords. Puppets and Marionettes provide a wide range of actions and emotions which enhances the imagination and creativity in storytelling by children.
Puppets as therapy
Puppetry is used in psychology, as therapy in hospitals, in aged care as well as in schools. I meet many teachers through the Australian Puppet Shop who use quite a few puppets during the course of the school year to enhance instruction. Children respond wonderfully to them, and they add lots of fun to their learning!
Please browse through the hundreds of puppets available on the Australian Puppet On-Line Shop and safely buy at your leisure.
The Australian Puppet Shop -The shop that makes you smile