Preschool Favorites: 35 Storytimes Kids Love

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$46.00
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$41.40
Item Number: 
978-0-8389-0938-6
Published: 
2007
Publisher: 
ALA Editions
Pages: 
240
Width: 
8 12"
Height: 
11"
Format: 
Softcover
AP Categories: 
A, C
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  • About the Author

"Research on childhood cognitive development plainly shows that storytime programming for young children is arguably the most beneficial service a library can provide."
--Diane Briggs, from the Introduction

Comprehensive, easy to use, and overflowing with fresh ideas, Preschool Favorites has everything needed to create storytimes: just add the kids! Each of the 35 fun themes includes a wealth of book suggestions, fingerplays (the "glue" that holds storytime together!), short poems, flannelboard stories (complete with patterns), music suggestions (and discography), and very simple crafts. Pull together these storytime ingredients to

 

 

  • Plan and execute complete storytime programs inspired by the 35 comprehensive and inviting chapters
  • Save time with the practical outlines, proven advice, and flannelboard patterns
  • Keep children involved with a variety of different activities within the storytime
  • Identify the most recent kid-friendly read-aloud books already in the collection

    From pizza and penguins to mud and moose to hopping bunnies and kangaroos, this is a refreshing primer for making storytime special in every library that serves young children. With these kid-tested storytime themes, children's librarians and staff will have everything they need to be inspired and carry through the easy planning to create engaging programs for their young, preschooler audiences.

    Visit the companion website for this book at Preschool Favorites
     

 

 

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Animal Oddballs
The Apple of My Eye
Bats Are Beautiful
Beach Party
The Big Bad Wolf
Billy Goat Adventures
Blanket Stories
Bunny Hop
Colorful Stories
Cute As a Bug
Elephants You'll Never Forget
Friends Are Special People
Gingerbread Stories
Going on a Dragon Hunt
Kangaroo Hop
Kissable Frogs
Laugh Out Loud Stories
Let's Dance
Marvelous Mud and Beasty Baths
Mitten Weather
The Moon and Stars
Moose on the Loose
Mysterious, Magical Eggs
Never Smile at a Crocodile
Penguin Power
Pizza, Pizza, Pizza!
Pumpkin Time
Purr-fect Cats
Snuggle Stories
Squirrel Tales
Up, Up, and Away: Beautiful Balloons
Valentine Cookie Monsters
What a Hoot!
Wild Things
A Woggle of Witches

Bibliography
Discography
Index
 

Diane Briggs

Diane Briggs, after working for eighteen years in public and school libraries, is now owner of Library Games.Net where she sells two library game CDs she has created, “I Love Books” and Library Lollapalooza,” for school aged children and their librarians. Briggs is the author of four other books, including 101 Fingerplays, Stories, and Songs to Use With Finger Puppets and 52 Programs for Preschoolers from ALA Editions. She received her MLS from the School of Information Science at the State University of New York at Albany.

Illustrator Thomas Briggs is a freshman studying Fine Arts at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York.

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