On Applebee Pond: Life Skills Puppet Program Share +

For Pre-K through 3rd Grade Students

Through the visual power of puppetry, we engage 1,000+ local children each year through this award-winning, scientific-based life skills program. Designed by the Mercer County Behavioral Health Commission of Pennsylvania, On Applebee Pond is a creative prevention tool and cross-age teaching mechanism that aids children in developing positive life skills, thereby decreasing their risk of making unhealthy life choices. 

This program focuses on five prevention themes: Social Skills, Safety Skills, Self-Esteem, Conflict Resolution and Age-Appropriate Awareness of Chemicals.

Some of these lessons include:

  • How to identify adults you can trust
  • How to identify harmful substances in an environment
  • Protecting yourself from strangers
  • Learning to listen, understand and trust our feelings
  • Exploring reasons why each person's unique

On Applebee Pond Puppet Show is available through seven different schools in Coronado: Crown Preschool, Early Childhood Development Center, Village Elementary School, Silver Strand Elementary School, Christ Church Day School, Sacred Heart Parish School, Southern Baptist Church Preschool and Sandpiper Montesssori School.

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