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Sing a Song of Storytime

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New Fingerplays

New Stories

New Themes

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This practical resource is packed with suggestions and activities for anyone who plans programs for young children. The 48 theme-based units contain 20 original participatory stories, over 100 original participation activities and almost 400 reproducible illustrations. In addition to original and traditional material, the units also include citations to activities from other professional resources. Each unit contains an annotated bibliography, a storytelling activity, video suggestion, participation activities-- fingerplays, songs, games--and a craft project. The themes range from such traditional topics as the seasons and holidays to popular subjects like pizza, baths and nonsense. The book comes in a three ring binder, which allows pages to be removed for easy photocopying of illustrations. During the author's 25 years of library experience, she has planned hundreds of programs. She utilizes this practical knowledge to develop a valuable resource for the beginner or expert storyteller.




“I loved this book from the moment I opened the cover…. Schools and daycare facilities along with libraries will appreciate this great resource for many years to come; children will reap the benefit.” - Colorado Libraries

“Will evoke the feeling you’d get going to an ALA conference and having the good fortune of meeting someone who not only does what you do, but who also has great ideas.” - Public Library Quarterly