Animal Shenanigans: Twenty-four Creative, Interactive Story Programs for Preschoolers

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$ 45.00
Item Number: 
978-0-8389-1271-3
Published: 
2015
Publisher: 
ALA Editions
Pages: 
248
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
AP Categories: 
A, C

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Featuring our four-legged, no-legged, winged, scaled, and feathered friends, this new series of story program lesson plans from bestselling author Reid will help librarians and teachers unleash kids' curiosity and learning. Using a combination of high-quality picture books, fingerplays, movement activities, songs, and games, these ready-to-use, mix-and-match lesson plans focus on universal themes such as family, friendship, and school—but with animal protagonists. Useful for both school and public libraries, for teaching as well as collection development, Reid's book

  • Includes two dozen complete 30-minute story programs for preschoolers that can also be adapted for K–2 children
  • Offers 70 new "in-between" activities such as fingerplays and movement activities, songs and musical activities, chants, creative dramatics, imagination exercises, and more
  • Provides alternate book lists at the end of each story plan so readers can further customize their own storytimes
  • Gives tips on how to energize presentations and encourage audience participation

Using Reid's sure-fire story programs, kids and grownups alike will have a howling, barking, clucking, roaring good time.

 
 
Acknowledgments
Introduction
 
The Programs
 
Let's Act Like Animals: Stories and Activities about Imagination
The Animal Book Club: Stories and Activities about Reading
The Animal Talent Show: Stories and Activities about Singing, Dancing, and Art
Animal Countdown: Stories and Activities about Numbers
It's Not Easy Being Green (or Red or Blue or Yellow): Stories and Activities about Colors
It's a Small World: Stories and Activities about Tiny Animals
Big and Tall: Stories and Activities about Large Animals
Deep Down Underground: Stories and Activities about Animals That Live below the Ground
Way Up High: Stories and Activities about Animals in the Sky and Tall Trees
Lost and Found: Stories and Activities about Being Lost and Losing and Finding Things
I've Got a BIG Problem: Stories and Activities about Problem Solving
Cool, Cool Water: Stories and Activities about Animals That Live in and around Water (and Even Bathe in It!)
Forest Friends: Stories and Activities Set in the Woods
Animal Buddies: Stories and Activities about Unlikely Friends
Weird and Wonderful Pets: Stories and Activities about Pets
The Animal Elementary School: Stories and Activities about School
Let's Visit the Animals: Stories and Activities about Field Trips
Animals on the Move: Stories and Activities about Transportation
Animal Chefs: Stories and Activities about Food
Animals from Long Ago: Stories and Activities about Prehistoric Animals
Noisy Animals: Stories and Activities about Sound Effects
A New Look at Old Favorites: Stories and Activities about Fractured Fairy Tales
Animal Winter Wonderland: Stories and Activities about Winter
Animals at Night: Stories and Activities about Bedtime

Rob Reid

Rob Reid, with his 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 Booklinks and Library Sparks, he is also a popular and entertaining presenter at conferences, libraries, and schools.

"For those seeking new ideas or hoping for some ready-made programs at their fingertips, this guide provides high-quality suggestions."
— Catholic Library World

”Conveniently packaged ... For the novice school or public librarian, [this book] can kick-start a slew of well-balanced, highly participatory storytimes and lessons.."
— Public Libraries