By Kathy MacMillan

ISBN-10: 0838909604

ISBN-13: 9780838909607

Kid's programming made effortless. so easy. What librarian does not dream of delivering extra and higher kid's courses with much less attempt? in any case, those are typically the most well-liked and sought-after courses within the library. yet also they are the main challenging: any librarian who has installed the sweat and time required to tug jointly a unmarried caliber application will recoil on the prospect of placing jointly eighteen courses every week! In Maryland's Carroll County, tale packing containers 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 winning courses. tale containers supply an easy procedure for shooting rules, expertise, creativity, and assets on hand on your library. together with step by step directions from suggestion via implementation and supplemented by way of programming suggestions, A field filled with stories solutions all of your questions:

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

In addition, locate exact plans for 50 nice tale containers together with advised books, fingerplays, songs, props, crafts, and signal language. From ah-choo! to antlers, from monkey enterprise to zoo escapes, A field choked with stories is a simple technique to supply successful, relaxing library courses for kids with out the complications and the hassles. you may make the very unlikely take place if you proportion assets with tale packing containers!

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My Bear and Me by Barbara Maitland. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1999. Too Close Friends by Shen Roddie. New York: Dial, 1997. *What about Me? by Helen Stephens. New York: DK, 1999. *Will You Be My Friend? by Nancy Tafuri. New York: Scholastic, 2000. *Little Quack’s New Friend by Lauren Thompson. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2006. Unlovable by Dan Yaccarino. New York: Henry Holt, 2001. 30 Best Buds Recorded Music *“I Had a Friend” from Buzz Buzz by Laurie Berkner. Two Tomatoes, 2001. “With Our Friends” from Rockin’ Reading Readiness by Pam Schiller and RONNO.

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. Twist the ends together to form a bracelet. 29 Best Buds Sign: friend Books That’s What Friends Do by Kathryn Cave. New York: Hyperion, 2004. Best Best Friends by Margaret Chodos-Irvine. New York: Harcourt, 2006. Bud and Gabby by Anne Davis. New York: HarperCollins, 2006.

Fingerplays/Songs “Hello/Goodbye Friends” “Silver and Gold” (to the tune of “Twinkle Twinkle”) (traditional) Hello, hello, all my friends. It’s so nice to see you again. Hello Sarah, Hello Tom, Hello Bobby, Hello Abigail. (repeat this line until you have said all the children’s names) Hello, hello, all my friends. It’s so nice to see you again. Goodbye, goodbye, all my friends I can’t wait to see you again. Goodbye Sarah, Goodbye Tom, Goodbye Bobby, Goodbye Abigail. (repeat this line until you have said all the children’s names) Goodbye, goodbye, all my friends.

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