Books in Motion : Connecting Preschoolers with Books through Art, Games, Movement, Music, Playacting, and Props
Librarians and educators can shake up story times, help children stay healthy, and encourage a lifelong love of reading with Dietzel-Glair's easy-to-use resource. Demonstrating exactly how to use children's books to engage preschool-age children through movement, it's loaded with story times that will have children standing up tall, balancing as they pretend to walk across a bridge, or even flying around the room like an airplane. Presenting hundreds of ideas, this all-in-one book is divided into five sections: Art spotlights titles that are natural hooks for art or craft activities alongside ideas on how to create art just like the character in the story, while an appendix includes art patterns that can be used as colouring sheets; Games includes searching games, follow-the-leader games, and guessing games to enhance the books in this section; Movement features books that kids can jump, stomp, clap, chomp, waddle, parade, wiggle, and stretch with; Music chooses books perfect for activities like shaking a maraca, singing, dancing between the pages, and creating new sound effects; Playacting lets kids pretend along with the characters in these books, whether it's washing their face, swimming with fish, or hunting a lion; Props encourages story time leaders to bring out their puppets, flannel board pieces, and scarves; these books have enough props for everyone in the program to have a part. Each chapter includes as much instruction as possible for a wide range of motions. Pick and choose the amount of movement that is right for your story time crowd, or do it all!
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 152 x 229 x 12.19mm | 308.44g
- 30 Apr 2013
- Neal-Schuman Publishers Inc
- New York, United States
About Julie Dietzel-Glair
Julie Dietzel-Glair is a freelance writer and library consultant. She was a children s librarian in public libraries in Maryland, USA, for eleven years. Story times were always her favourite part of being a children's librarian. She is active in the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and has served on the John Newbery Medal Selection Committee. She is also a past president of the Children s Services Division of the Maryland Library Association and served on the Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award Committee.