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And The Award Goes To... April 17 2016
The "Family Choice Awards" recognize the best in children's and parenting products.
Now in it's 21st year, the "Family Choice Award” is one of the most coveted, family
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Finger Puppet History August 23 2015
As The Story Goes...
"The scraps of yarn that are knitted into characters, and placed on fingers, will do the dance
of life while the flames of a fire lick the night sky."
This anecdote has been handed down from generation to generation in the high plains of Peru (near Lake Titicaca, on the frigid Andean plateau 12,500 feet above sea level) where everyone in the tribes knit. From a young age they learn the fine art of textile making, and use their artistic savvy to create the finger puppets we so love.
Puppetry is an ancient form of performance, believed to have originated 3000 years BC. It is used in almost all human societies as entertainment, and in ceremonial rituals and celebrations. Throughout history, puppetry has played an influential role in communication and knowledge of foreign cultures, not only for children but for adults as well.
Finger puppets are a fantastic form of interactive learning and entertainment, which aids in child development. They help children build social skills, accelerate language development, self-esteem and confidence. They allow teachers to bring a fresh, new, creative learning experience into the classroom and keep children engaged, and the bright colors and textures proliferate attention span and eye tracking skills. Finger puppets provide a marvelous channel through which we can teach our children about the world and also give them the confidence to explore their own imagination.
www.FingerPuppetsInc.com is where the magic of finger puppets come alive. Children of all ages will spend hours telling stories and enjoying the moments that they spend with family and friends playing together building lasting memories!
The Littlest Things... August 16 2015
The Littlest Things Make The Biggest Difference,
Caring for the environment is important to Finger Puppets Inc. In an effort to minimize our impact, we have chosen to purchase renewable energy credits (RECs) to offset 100% of the electricity we use, along with verified emission reductions (VERs,) also known as carbon offsets, to reduce the environmental impact of the business travel of our employees and nation-wide network of sales representatives.
By purchasing RECs and VERs Finger Puppets Inc. is taking responsibility for its environmental impact and hopes to raise awareness of the changes that are needed in the way business is conducted and how it affects the world.
This program is scalable and will grow as our business grows, helping us reduce dependency on fossil fuels, promote cleaner air, fight global climate change, increase demand for renewable energy, promote development of clean energy sources, increase demand for carbon mitigation projects and development of carbon offsetting technologies.
Learn More: http: //www.fingerpuppetsinc.com/pages/sustainability
What Our Company Does April 05 2015
As a company, Finger Puppets Inc. sets out to do for our producers all of the things they can not do for themselves; branding, marketing, packaging, freight forwarding, toy safety compliance, insurance, barcodes, warehousing & distribution, international sales, the list goes on… All with the intention of opening up one of the world’s poorest, most remote and isolated regions to a global market, creating life-changing opportunities for a marginalized population who contend with extreme poverty.
Buying one of our finger puppets is a purchase anyone can feel good about and a fantastic toy to give to your children that’s GUARANTEED to ignite their imaginations! Out of respect for the history of these toys and our producer’s traditional ways of life, we are already certified as a sustainable organization and are committed to these types of initiatives. From “Calle Mayor,” (aka Main Street) Peru, to Main Street, USA and beyond, we are proud supporters of small business!
Learn More: http: //www.fingerpuppetsinc.com/pages/our-fair-trade-pledge