The Kids on the Block is a well-researched, comprehensive performance program designed to educate elementary school children about important and timely issues. After viewing the presentation of scripted dialog between these life sized puppet characters, children are given the opportunity to address their own specific questions. The puppets themselves take questions from the audience, fully engaging the children with their kid- friendly responses making a Kids on the Block presentation an unforgettable experience! The kids/puppets have distinctive personalities and portray, through carefully scripted material, a world of real life situations. As our puppets come to life, children identify with them and open up to them as if they were talking to trusted friends or classmates. It is through this interaction and open dialogue that the “Kids/puppets” help children to recognize and prevent problems before they happen and prepare children for the many challenges of growing up. Our performances are entertaining, informative lessons that guide and educate children in problem solving skills and how to become healthy, happy and aware of themselves, their peers and the world around them. The Kids on the Block New Jersey’s programs are recognized statewide for their success in teaching specific prevention, leadership and problem-solving skills while encouraging children to interact fully and positively in their schools and community. We empower children, teaching them the skills to stay safe and healthy.

 

The Kids on the Block Program teaches about inclusion, tolerance and accepting differences as it relates to children and education. This is done through puppetry in a theatrical production. Scripted material, music and an interactive question and answer section makes these performances memorable. Our performances are performed by professional puppeteers and educators who have been trained specifically in performing Kids on the Block. A special style of puppetry called Bunraku is used when presenting these performances. The various performance topics include; Bullying Prevention, Disability Awareness, Violence Prevention, Children’s Mental Health, Multiculturalism Awareness  and many others. 

Funding is available for selected districts. Contact us to see if your district is eligible for a funded performance.