- Descriptions of a variety of programs for young children, from lap times for babies to programs for toddlers and nursery school age children, on up to grade 2
- A “quicklist” of 150 thematic program-starters for children ages 1-7, on popular topics such as animals, the natural world, families, vehicles, and holidays
- Story jokes, think stories, convoluted logic puzzlers, scary tales, funny stories, and dozens of other thematic program-starters for tweens
- Methods for telling stories using pictures, objects, crafts, puppetry, songs, creative drama, and magic
- Materials such as story scripts, songs, wordplay, poems, annotated booklists, and non-narrative sources for storytelling
- Guidance to help story programmers pull together cohesive themed programs and story hours
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
The Handbook for Storytime Programs
The Handbook for Storytime Programs by Judy Freeman and Caroline Feller Bauer.
Chicago, IL: ALA Editions. 978-0-8389-1265-2.
Librarians, teachers, parents, and caregivers can energize storytimes and curricula with this informative and entertaining resource filled with engaging and creative ways to integrate storytelling and story-related materials into programs for children, ages birth-12. Readers will find a treasure trove of tales, books, songs, and poems to share, plus a host of exciting and easily adaptable children’s literature-based activities. This handbook provides
No storytelling programmer will want to be without this expansive and instantly useful handbook.