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Puppets and Covid-19: lockdown, health prevention, and language education for children

Sica, B; (2020) Puppets and Covid-19: lockdown, health prevention, and language education for children. Medical Humanities & Medicina Narrativa , 2 pp. 75-85. 10.4399/97888255332555. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper looks at how puppets can be used to address Covid-19. Puppets have long been employed by psychotherapists to provide patients with a voice to act out personal fears, and by health professionals to teach children about health prevention and promotion. This paper proposes to use them not only to help children express their personal anxieties or teach them about the corona virus, but also to make them explore language more in depth by means of puns and plays on words. The paper is complemented by four short videos in Italian, posted on Vimeo, offered as a practical example.

Type: Article
Title: Puppets and Covid-19: lockdown, health prevention, and language education for children
Location: Italy
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.4399/97888255332555
Publisher version: http://www.aracneeditrice.it/aracneweb/index.php/p...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: puppets, Covid-19, language, translation, health, prevention
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > SELCS
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10118056
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