|An Examination of Children’s Senses, the Damaging Effects of the Media and the Therapeutic Possibilities of Puppetry - eBook
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Margaret M. Shams-Zandjani
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“Puppetry is the healing for the ills of modern civilisation”.
These intriguing words of Rudolf Steiner provided the starting point for this research. As such ills affect children more than adults and as it is children who are more likely to watch puppet performances, it is primarily children who have been kept in mind.
The senses are children’s only source of learning and knowing. This study therefore begins with an examination of the needs of the young child for healthy development and particularly in terms of the development of the senses and of the kind and quality of the child’s sense impressions.
This is a Master's Thesis written by the author for her M.Sc. at Sunbridge College, NY and is offered with her permission.
Keywords: puppetry, twelve senses