Cooking Up a Storytime: Mix-And-Match Menus for Easy Programming

Cooking Up a Storytime: Mix-And-Match Menus for Easy Programming

by Susan Anderson-Newham


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Tired of leftovers? Ready to cook up some new storytimes, ones that integrate books and games with math, science, and early literacy activities? These mix-and-match menus featuring kid's favorite topics, like animals, families, farms, and food, will engage young ones while easing their transition to school. Whether you're hungry for a full-course feast or prefer to order à la carte, this flexible resource dishes up
Practical, up-to-date early literacy information that help storytime organizers understand how children grow and learn
Detailed program menus to enable storytime planners to establish uniformity in content, important for early literacy
Original flannelboard activities, poems, games, and fingerplays incorporating science, math, and poetry
A varied selection of mix-and-match books to help create appealing, perfectly seasoned menus
With the guidance provided by this resource, the storytimes you cook up will be delicious and nutritious!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780838912034
Publisher: ALA Editions
Publication date: 02/24/2014
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,199,685
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

Part 1 Cooking Lessons

1 Understanding How Children Grow and Learn 3

2 Building Nutritional Programs 11

Part 2 Stocking the Pantry

3 Books 19

4 Language Play 39

5 Flannelboards 67

6 Games 83

Part 3 Adding the Seasonings

7 Math 93

8 Science 103

9 Poetry 111

Part 4 Planning the Dinner Party

10 Menus 117

Selected References 169

Index 171

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