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Kids on the Block Puppets


Mark Riley

The Kids on the Block, Inc. originated in 1977 in direct response to US Public Law 94-142, which required that children with disabilities be educated in the least restrictive environment. For many children, this meant being included in a classroom with their non-disabled peers. Mark Riley, who represents a child with cerebral palsy, was the first puppet character created to fill the need of children with disabilities to have their non-disabled peers understand and accept them.

The Kids on the Block has developed over 40 different programs addressing various disabilities, educational and medical differences and social concerns. Each topic is thoroughly researched and field-tested before it becomes available to schools, community service organizations, hospitals and special interest groups. A complete curriculum accompanies each topic area including scripts, answers to questions children ask, background information on the topic, character biographies, resource materials, follow-up information, and continued support from the KOB National Office.

These puppets with their scripts may be checked out using your CLAMS library card. Currently, we have seven puppets available.

Please call ahead to reserve up to three (3) puppets at a time.

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