Preschool Favorites: 35 Storytimes Kids Love

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  • Table of Contents
  • 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

    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


    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.