Puppets and Empathy

Date Jan 15, 2022 | Time 9:00am - 11:00am


“Empathy is a Choice” - Brene Brown

When we chose to empathize with somebody, we make a vulnerable choice, because we have to connect with something in ourselves that knows that feeling. When we choose to empathize with the children we work with, we choose to help them communicate the feelings they are feeling but cannot name.

Puppets can help us by supporting our children in expressing feelings that otherwise might keep dormant or suppress. Puppets can put a smile on a child’s face. Puppets help adults become silly, be a child again, and explore the unknown. Making a puppet can help adults de-stress and become creative.

Presenter: My name is Oana Nistor. I am an Early Childhood Educator, Montessori teacher, and storyteller. I’ve been working in the ECE field for over 20 years. I worked most of my ECE career in Langley. Presently I teach the Early Childhood Education program at Ridge Meadows College in Maple Ridge. I am passionate about children and I am passionate about stories and their teaching power. I am fascinated by the power of stories and more importantly the benefits and the lessons we can learn from them.

Location: Archway Community Services

Cost: CCRR Member $10.00, Non-Member $15.00

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Archway Community Services

2420 Montrose Avenue
Abbotsford, BC V2S 3S9