A Box Full of Tales by Kathy MacMillan

By Kathy MacMillan

Kid's programming made effortless. so easy. What librarian does not dream of supplying extra and higher kid's courses with much less attempt? finally, those are typically the preferred and sought-after courses within the library. yet also they are the main difficult: any librarian who has installed the sweat and time required to tug jointly a unmarried caliber software will flinch on the prospect of placing jointly eighteen courses a week! In Maryland's Carroll County, tale bins have made this most unlikely dream come precise for two decades. Now MacMillan, author, storyteller, and previous kid's librarian, outlines the confirmed tale field procedure for sharing an array of profitable courses. tale containers supply an easy strategy for taking pictures principles, expertise, creativity, and assets on hand on your library. together with step by step directions from thought via implementation and supplemented by means of programming counsel, A field choked with stories solutions all of your questions:

# what's a narrative box?
# What is going right into a tale box?
# How is one positioned together?
# Who can contribute?
# How do you get buy-in from others to proportion this resource?

In addition, locate specific plans for 50 nice tale containers together with prompt books, fingerplays, songs, props, crafts, and signal language. From ah-choo! to antlers, from monkey enterprise to zoo escapes, A field jam-packed with stories is a straightforward technique to supply profitable, enjoyable library courses for kids with no the complications and the hassles. you may make the most unlikely take place if you proportion assets with tale bins!

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New York: Henry Holt, 2004. *Three Little Kittens by Lorriane Siomades. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 2000. *Cookie’s Week by Cindy Ward. New York: Putnam, 1988. *Have You Got My Purr? by Judy West. New York: Dutton, 1999. Recorded Music “The Cat Came Back” from Whaddaya Think of That? by Laurie Berkner. Two Tomatoes, 2001. 48 Cats and Kittens Fingerplays/Songs “Five Little Kittens All in a Row” “My Kitten Fluff ” (traditional) (to the tune of “My Dog Rags”) Five little kittens all in a row.

Putnam’s Sons, 1986. The Knight and the Dragon by Tomie dePaola. New York: Putnam and Grosset, 1980. If I Had a Dragon by Tom and Amanda Ellery. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2006. The Knight Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Barbara Shook Hazen. New York: Dial, 1989. *The Missing Tarts by B. G. Hennessy. New York: Viking, 1989. Serious Trouble by Arthur Howard. New York: Harcourt, 2003. The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle. New York: Dutton, 2004. A Number of Dragons by Loreen Leedy. New York: Holiday House, 1985.

Oh, help me, I beg . . There’s a bell on my knee . . Oh, can’t you see . . There’s a bell on my toe . . Oh, don’t you know . . Ring ring ring the bells, Happy as can be. Ring them high, Ring them low, Ring along with me. *Prop Story The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins. New York: Greenwillow, 1986. Pieces needed: 12 cookies Crafts Liberty Bell Favor From Star-Spangled Crafts by Kathy Ross (Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 2003). Thread the jingle bell onto one of the chenille stems. Twine the two chenille stems together.

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