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The Concerned Kids educates children through the uniquely engaging art of puppetry, empowering young people to make smarter and kinder choices, and further enabling schools and communities to become safer places to live, learn and play.

Having provided high-quality, educational live performances to schools for the past 30 years, The Concerned Kids charity is taking its programming online during the COVID-19 pandemic by launching an exciting new virtual learning curriculum that is available for young audiences everywhere to enjoy.

The Concerned Kids (TCK) has created several online workshops that include roundtables, puppet-making classes and facilitated discussions with youth workers, among others. All that is required of attendees is an internet-connected device with a good internet connection.

SIGNATURE PROGRAMS

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TCK Live!

Every Wednesday at 1pm artists will facilitate a 15-minute workshop to create some fun, interesting and unique artwork.

 

Examples include;

  • Make your own slime!

  • ‘Under the Sea’ themed puppets and backdrop

  • Real food potato puppets

Art & Puppetry Activities

Short videos and photo series featuring puppets that explore TCK’s priority concerns. These mediums are designed to stimulate conversation around topics like bullying and positive friendship skills. TCK has also prioritized isolation, boredom, active living and other concerns that have been exacerbated during ‘stay at home’ orders.

Digital Puppet Performances

Recordings that feature a cast of puppet characters exploring through dramatization TCK’s primary concerns from the Puppetry In Education Program.  Each show will be 10-15 minutes long and feature 2 puppets.

PREMIUM PROGRAMS

Puppet Pals

TCK’s Puppet Pals Program is a 4-week interactive virtual workshop.  This workshop is designed to combat feelings of loneliness and isolation, and encourage positive thinking, goal setting, positive friendship skills, communication skills, and empathy.

 

Registrants will receive by mail a puppet-making kit (Puppet Pal Box), including all of the materials necessary for children to create their very own puppet pal.

May Sessions- SOLD OUT

 

June registration now open.

tck reads!

Geared to children under 8, TCK reads promotes literacy to our young audience.  We start with a Welcoming Circle where our audience is introduced to the puppets and puppeteers through un songs and group games for children of ages 5-12

 Brian is one of our puppets who enjoys reading. He will be joined by a cast of puppets who will read an age-appropriate story to the children. After the reading, the puppeteers will lead a discussion with the children on various themes discussed in the books.

NOW BOOKING!

mom + me

TCK Mom + Me Puppetry Program is a 4-week interactive virtual workshop via Zoom Platform.  Participants will be required to register for this workshop.  The workshop is geared to children 3-7 years old and their mothers.  The session will have the following format:

 

  • Welcome and Introductions

  • Roundtable with the puppets

  • Songs & Music

  • Storytime

  • Puppet Making

May Sessions- SOLD OUT

June Registration now open.

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416-636-1656   /   Charitable No. 886594191 RR0001  /  473 Church Street, Suite 317, Toronto, ON, M4Y 2C5

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