Museum puppet show addresses the problem of bullying in schools

Puppets at the Museo de los NIños are taking on the problem of harassment and bullying at school.

The museum has created a show in Spanish called “Museito y Museita en: Superhéroes contra el bullying.” The performances are designed for school children, teachers and adults, said the museum.

Ruth Garita, the director and member of the Elenco Artístico  group said that the two characters warn that the youngsters have to confront bullying and speak about it with their teachers and parents.

The show involves  wife tree in a school yard that is being threatened by a gang and the bad  Mugrón.   Museito and Museita are converted into superheroes to confront the villains, according to a museum summary.

The 20-minute production is being given Wednesdays thorough Friday at 10:30 a.m. for school children and Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for families. Plans are to continue the production until December, the museum said.

Ms.  Garita said that bullying is a growing problem in the schools. She said a lot of the problem begins in the home with [physical or verbal abuse.

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