A Box Full of Tales by Kathy MacMillan

By Kathy MacMillan

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 spite of everything, those tend to be the most well-liked and sought-after courses within the library. yet also they are the main not easy: 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 a week! In Maryland's Carroll County, tale containers have made this most unlikely dream come real for 20 years. Now MacMillan, author, storyteller, and previous kid's librarian, outlines the confirmed tale field approach for sharing an array of profitable courses. tale bins supply an easy process for shooting principles, expertise, creativity, and assets to be had on your library. together with step by step directions from proposal via implementation and supplemented via programming guidance, A field filled with stories solutions your whole 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 designated plans for 50 nice tale containers together with instructed books, fingerplays, songs, props, crafts, and signal language. From ah-choo! to antlers, from monkey enterprise to zoo escapes, A field filled with stories is a simple option to supply successful, enjoyable library courses for kids with out the complications and the hassles. you can also make the most unlikely ensue for those who proportion assets with tale bins!

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1 green dinosaur . . ”) Have you seen the dinosaur, The dinosaur, the dinosaur? Have you seen the dinosaur, That lives in my backyard? “If You’re a Dinosaur” (to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”) If you’re a dinosaur and you know it, stomp your feet. If you’re a dinosaur and you know it, stomp your feet. If you’re a dinosaur and you know it, then your actions will show it. If you’re a dinosaur and you know it, stomp your feet. . swing your tail. . show your teeth. . let out a roar.

Each time Scat changes colors, remove the top piece of paper. Once upon a time, there was a little white kitten named Scat. But one day he decided he was tired of being a little white kitten. He looked at the beautiful brown tree trunks and decided brown was the color he wanted to be. ” Now he was a brown kitten. But pretty soon he saw a pretty orange flower and decided that the color he really wanted to be was orange. ” Repeat the pattern with blue—blueberries; red—strawberries; yellow— sun; black—night sky; green—grass; purple—grapes.

San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1998. *Mama Cat Has Three Kittens by Denise Fleming. New York: Henry Holt, 1998. *Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes. New York: Greenwillow, 2004. I Like Cats by Patricia Hubbell. New York: North-South, 2003. Cleo on the Move by Caroline Mockford. Cambridge, MA: Barefoot Books, 2002. Cleo’s Counting Book by Caroline Mockford. Cambridge, MA: Barefoot Books, 2006. Black Cat by Christopher Myers. New York: Scholastic, 1999. Who Said Meow? by Maria Polushkin. New York: Bradbury Press, 1988.

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