This highly acclaimed Kids on the Block puppets are a troupe of life-sized puppets with and without disabilities designed to teach children to understand and accept differences in one another. They bring forth a very empowering message, “We all belong.” This educational program seeks to create an awareness that helps all children to realize their full potential and deal positively with their misconceptions and concerns.
Using the ancient form of Bunraku Japanese puppetry skills, the four-foot puppets come alive and share important information on seizures and epilepsy–the brain condition that 175,000 children (in Canada) live with every day. The puppeteers perform two delightful scripts followed by an interactive dialogue with Brian McDaniel, the puppet that has epilepsy. Brian shares his personal experiences with seizures and reduces the fear, stigma, teasing and bullying that often accompanies seizures. He empowers all children living with seizures or any physical or medical disorder to feel safe, accepted and supported in their school.
The Kids on the Block are proudly sponsored by The Terry Mahon Foundation.
There is no cost for your school. Once you book a performance, two professional performers will arrive at your school with all the gear, props, music and puppets. All performances are approximately one hour in length and are designed for children throughout the elementary grades.
Here are some comments received after KOB performances, book yours today!
“This puppet presentation was excellent. You can’t improve-it was excellent!” Teacher at Rutherford School
“The puppet show was excellent! The class was captivated.” Teacher at Mee-Yah-Noh School
“The presentation has inspired the students to educate others about epilepsy. An awesome job!” Teacher at St Joseph School
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While we try to accommodate all requests, bookings are accepted on a first come basis.
“This puppet presentation was excellent. You can’t improve-it was excellent!”
Teacher at Rutherford School
“The puppet show was excellent! The class was captivated.”
Teacher at Mee-Yah-Noh School
“The presentation has inspired the students to educate others about epilepsy. An awesome job!”
Teacher at St Joseph School
KIDS ON THE BLOCK - TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT EPILEPSY ONE SCHOOL AT A TIME
Our office remains open at this time. However, we have placed a short-term freeze on all in-person events that are routinely offered by us. We will continue to follow the recommendations of the Federal, Provincial and Municipal Governments which are evolving. The well-being of our members, employees, friends and families is of the deepest concern to us.
Even though these are trying times and many of our programs are suspended a telephone call to us will be returned within 24 (working day) hours.
The High Level Bridge will be lit in purple to commemorate the official 60th Anniversary of the Edmonton Epilepsy Association on June 7th, 2020. Our 60th Anniversary Gala will be held in the fall.
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