Puppets nurture the imagination, inspire creativity, develop interactive play and expand language. This reviewer has found them to be excellent tools for teaching foreign languages--children will comfortably experiment when manipulating a puppet, but not when simply talking to a friend. As children mature, they are able to use puppets in a more sophisticated manner that will help them last a good long time.
Baby Dragon is beautifully made with a combination of fleece, fur, satin, and felt. With a forest green body, cream belly, pink mouth, red tongue, and green wings and ridges, he is not the most ferocious dragon we've ever come across, but that's not a bad thing. His stiff, curly tail allows him to sit up in a very cute position. His standard hand-in-the-mouth operation means that a 3-year-old hand can "make him talk" as well as an adult hand, so Baby Dragon will work for all ages. --Sandy Hirsch