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Hours of fun for young ones and dad (or mom)
on September 21, 2010
This is a wonderful puppet. One hand goes inside the puppet to operate the neck (up/down/around) and beak (open/close). The other goes inside either of the 'wings' which act as gloves so you have a fully articulate hand that you can use to make gestures. Both 'wings' in the puppet are identical so you can operate the puppet independent of whether you're right handed or left handed. I sometimes remove my hand from the neck and use both hands when making dramatic gestures or when both are needed, like when hugging my daughter (3 yrs old).
This is my first major puppet experience and I'm enjoying it as much as the kids.
I've used the puppet to successfully entertain my daughter and friends (so far up to 5 yr olds) for up to 1 hr at a time (by then I need a break, they could go on). Of course, this depends on how creative you can get with the puppet. I've found it interesting how quickly young ones will start interacting with the puppet as a live thing and forget that I'm there even though I'm fully moving my lips.
Rating under educational ability depends on what you choose to do with the puppet. I'm using it for fun and within my 'chicken dialogues' I'll intersperse lessons of different types.
Durability was rated 4 because I've only had this for 1 month and haven't had to clean it yet.