1,000 Fingerplays and Action Rhymes: A Sourcebook and DVD

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Neal-Schuman Publishers, Incorporated, 2010 - Education - 387 pages
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Watch the live video demonstrations to envision your new skills in action! Incorporate creative, educational, and fun fingerplays into your storytime with this time-saving, uniquely extensive one-stop resource. Organized by theme from "apples" to "zoo," experienced children's librarian Barbara Scott's one-thousand, ready-to-go fingerplays and action rhymes provide busy librarians and teachers with the up-to-date, cost-effective material needed to improve storytime without the extra planning time. Scott explains numerous developmental benefits that children gain from fingerplays, and offers helpful guidance for selecting appropriate material and organizing and marketing storytimes. The book's one-thousand fingerplays are grouped into over forty categories and span a wide range of themes, including different types of animals, foods, activities, games, colors, shapes, and more. Much more than just another storytime book, Scott brings her decades of successful experience to your screen through an accompanying DVD. Watch her perform all types of fingerplays and action rhymes so you can choose different styles to implement or adapt in your own storytime. Learn to lead 1,000 fingerplays with confidence while your young listeners absorb listening and memorization skills, motor coordination, and a love of storytime fun.

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About the author (2010)

Barbara Scott is a writer and editor whose work on gardens and gardening has appeared in a number of national publications.

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