Table of Contents

Figure List ix
Theme List xiii
Acknowledgments xv
Preface xvii
Program Planning Tips xix
Participation Stories xxvii
Making and Using the Magnetic-Board Stories xxix
  1. January
      Calendars 1
      Winter 3
      Martin Luther King’s Birthday/Brotherhood 10
      Winter Clothes 12
  2. February
      Groundhog’s Day/Shadows 21
      Valentine’s Day 23
      Sickness/Doctors 33
      Blankets and Quilts 35
  3. March
      Rain 39
      Spring 42
      Saint Patrick’s Day 55
      Easter 59
  4. April
      April Fool’s Day/Nonsense 69
      National Library Week 83
      Gardens/Flowers 89
      Names 94
  5. May
      Eggs 103
      Mother’s Day/Moms 106
      Monkeys 116
      Pizza 121
  6. June
      Summer 129
      Sea 134
      Father’s Day/Dads 139
      Baths 141
  7. July
      Fourth of July/America 151
      Zoos 164
      Mice 175
  8. August
      Cats 181
      Dogs 186
      Manners 190
      School 202
  9. September
      Fall 213
      Grandparents 230
      Desserts 237
      Brothers and Sisters 243
10. October
      Babies 255
      Farms 258
      Colors 271
      Halloween 276
11. November
      Kangaroos 287
      Good Morning/Good Night 293
      Children’s Book Week/Folk Tales and Nursery Rhymes 297
      Thanksgiving 307
12. December
      Toys 317
      Hanukkah 325
      Birthdays 327
      Christmas 345
References 365
Appendices
1. How to Make a Lap Stage 371
2. Story Outlines 373
Indexes
Programming Index 395
Subject Index 396
Picture Book and Story Index 398
Participation Activities Index 407
About the Author 411
About the Illustrator 411

 

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