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Sing a Song of Storytime

A Storytime Year

Workshop & Conference

New Fingerplays

New Stories

New Themes

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All-Day Workshop

An exciting, creative and fun-filled workshop designed for everyone who conducts story programs for children--toddler through kindergarten.  This program will be valuable for both the novice or the seasoned veteran.

At this workshop, participants will:

  • learn new fingerplays, songs & activities 

  • discuss the basic elements of a program and the value of audience participation

  • get a list of sure-fire storytime books & have the opportunity to share their own favorites

  • get a list of resources for finding crafts and participation activities

  • get tips on making and telling participation stories

  • get reacquainted with some traditional fingerplays and songs

  • evaluate questions to consider when planning a program

  • find ideas to perk up their programs & get energized

Some comments from workshop participants

     "Susan's program hit the nail on the head with our group of youth services librarians.  They really enjoyed getting new, creative storytime ideas that they could put to use immediately!  What a fun and worthwhile day!"--Jane Lenser, Library Services Coordinator--Youth Services and Schools, Prairie Area Library System

    "The presenter demonstrated beautiful materials and really knows her stuff!  Her ideas are fresh and inventive."--Michelle Mangum, Bedford Public Library

    "Susan is very knowledgeable and organized.  I really learned a lot."--Ellen Bolin, Jeffersonville Twp. Public Library/Clarksville Branch

    "The best thing about the program was Susan Dailey's enthusiasm and love of her work."--Robin McDonough, Steuben County Library

    "Thanks so much for this workshop.  What great ideas!"--Wanda Bennett, Ladoga-Clark Twp. Public Library

    "I enjoyed all of the hands-on demonstrations of fingerplays and stories."--Marie Dylag, Plymouth Public Library

    "I like having things taught to us as opposed to some workshops that just show you options, but do not have enough participation/teaching"--Alice Walton, Mitchell Public Library

    "Just excellent!  I got several new ideas and I thought I was an old hand."--Joanna Wos', Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library    

Susan is also available for half-day workshops 
and conference sessions.

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