1,000 Fingerplays & Action Rhymes: A Sourcebook and DVD

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$72.00
ALA Member: 
$ 64.80
Item Number: 
978-1-55570-695-1
Published: 
2010
Publisher: 
ALA Neal-Schuman
Pages: 
387
Width: 
8 12"
Height: 
11"
Format: 
Softcover

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Incorporate creative, educational, and fun fingerplays into your storytime with this time-saving, uniquely extensive one-stop resource. Organized by theme from "apples" to "zoo", experienced children's librarian Scott's 1,000, ready-to-go fingerplays and action rhymes provide busy librarians and teachers with the up-to-date, cost-effective material needed to improve storytime without the extra planning time.

Scott explains numerous developmental benefits that children gain from fingerplays, and offers helpful guidance for selecting appropriate material and organizing and marketing storytimes. The book's 1,000 fingerplays are grouped into over 40 categories and span a wide range of themes, including different types of animals, foods, activities, games, colors, shapes, and more. Much more than just another storytime book, Scott brings her decades of successful experience to your screen through an accompanying DVD. Watch her perform all types of fingerplays and action rhymes so you can choose different styles to implement or adapt in your own storytime.

Learn to lead 1,000 fingerplays with confidence while your young listeners absorb listening and memorization skills, motor coordination, and a love of storytime fun.

Barbara A. Scott

Barbara A. Scott has been Children's Librarian at the Bucyrus Public Library in Bucyrus, Ohio for 26 years. During that time, she has been responsible for creating preschool storytimes, as well as administering the state summer reading program and ordering materials for the Children's Department. In addition, she has been active over the years in the Ohio Library Council, serving on various committees. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rio Grande, where she double-majored in Library Science and English.

"This extensive compilation of fingerplays is grouped alphabetically into nine broad sections; within each one, readers will find themes of interest with suggested fingerplays and motions, books, and musical selections …The unique part of this collection is the DVD, which enhances the experience..."
--School Library Journal

"This book delivers all that the title indicates, and more. It is an exceptionally clear, concise, relevant manual for the time-poor teacher-librarian in any school."
--Children's, Youth and School Librarianship

"Author Scott has put together a comprehensive guide for librarians who are responsible for preschool story hours … this is a valuable source for any children's librarian."
--Booklist