Kids on the Block originated in 1977, in direct response to Public Law 94-142, which required that children with disabilities be educated in the least restrictive environment. Almost 3,000 third graders enjoy these shows each year.
Our puppeteers will be using 2019-’20 as a sabbatical year to update re-organize: new scripts, new puppeteers, new puppets, and new audience participation opportunities. A brand new script dealing with the problem of bully behavior has been written, and soon to come will be a script dealing with cultural/ethnic diversities.
Sally Cain, a ‘crew member’ claps as the audience sings: “Kids are Different” along with Eddy and Clare puppets.