The use of various "props" can be effective in a number of ways: as a means of promoting conversation, as a visual tool for helping students learn grammar points, as a way of involving other, less analytical brain functions and...
Source: English as 2nd Language
English as 2nd Language
I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.
I had a prop once. It was a teddy bear. Its name was Andy.