Monday, June 2, 2008

A Box Full of Tales (book)

MacMillan, K. (2008). A box full of tales: Easy ways to share library resources through story boxes.
Chicago, IL: American Library Association.

This book is great for those of you developing storytime kits for your staff, to circulate to preschool teachers, for volunteer storytime readers, etc.
-Learn how to do 25 storytimes a week without "losing your mind,"
-A step-by-step guide to develop your own storytime box
-how to share storytime boxes between branches or a consortium (the book doesn't specifically talk about sharing with volunteers or preschool teachers, but the same tips can be applied!)
-How to use one box for several different programs
-50 ready made storytime box plans! These are organized by theme and list titles to choose from, recorded music, several fingerplays/songs, flannel board stories, rhymes to say with props, and craft ideas.
-Learn American Sign Language for each them!
-Storytime box plans included in this book are for toddlers, preschoolers, and all age family programs