Storytelling has been a central activity of human life: it is one of the ways in which people learn about the world and make sense of their experiences. Fairy tales are told to older children and help their inner life to become flexible and active. The wisdom in fairy tales speaks figuratively of change, enchantment and solution, and with this, the secret of humanity. The child can sympathise with them right away, and all the 'cruelty' which people see in the dance around the wolf at the end of Red Riding Hood is for the child nothing other than the victory of good over bad. For centuries now, puppet plays have been a source of pleasure. Puppets are always fascinating to human beings. These miniature actors are surrounded by an atmosphere of reality and fantasy, of magic, mystery and dreams and, in addition, the humour and satire afford delightful entertainment.