200+ Original and Adapted Story Program Activities

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$54.99
ALA Member: 
$ 49.49
Item Number: 
978-0-8389-1738-1
Published: 
2018
Publisher: 
ALA Editions
Pages: 
280
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
AP Categories: 
A, C
  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Author

From master storyteller and storytimes creator Reid comes this delightful assortment of activities ready for use by children’s librarians, elementary-level media specialists, and early childhood instructors. Reid’s bountiful compendium of his “greatest hits” includes original and adapted fingerplays, poems, activities involving movement and music, participation stories, felt stories, imagination exercises, spoonerism stories, and library raps. With ideas that are perfect for mixing and matching according to audience, setting, and program length, this book

  • offers activities suitable for a variety of ages, from children as young as preschool age through middle school students;
  • begins with “Hello Activities” and ends with “Goodbye Activities”;
  • includes categories such as “The Animal World,” “My World,” “More Fun,” and “The Literary World”; and
  • recommends picture books published between 2012 and 2017 to share with children immediately before or after presenting the activity.

Drawn from thousands of hours of programming, these time-tested activities will engage young ones as well as their parents and caregivers.

Acknowledgments
Introduction

The Activities
Hello Activities

The Animal World
Animals Around the World
Birds
Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Mammals
Farms
Insects and Spiders
Into the Woods
Pets
Zoos

My World
Bedtime and Morning Time
Clothing
Family and Friends
Feelings
Imagination
Let’s Move, Dance, and Sing
My Body
School

More Fun
Food
Imaginary Creatures (Aliens, Dragons, Monsters, and Robots)
Transportation
Winter Play

The Literary World
Books, Reading, and Libraries
Literary Characters
The Library Raps

Goodbye Activities / Closings

Credits
Index

Rob Reid

Rob Reid, with more than 20 years' experience as children's librarian, teaches courses on children's and young adult literature and librarianship as full time lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is the author of Family Storytimes, Something Funny Happened at the Library, Cool Story Programs for the School-aged Crowd and other ALA Editions favorites. A regular contributor to Book Links, he is also a popular and entertaining presenter at conferences, libraries, and schools.