The Big Book of Stories, Songs, and Sing-Alongs: Programs for Babies, Toddlers, and Families

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Libraries Unltd Incorporated, Jun 30, 2003 - Education - 281 pages
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Anyone who works with the very young will delight in this charming treasury of age-appropriate programming ideas for children from as young as 6 months through age 3. Unlike many other children's programming guides, this one takes a literature-based approach, offering a dynamic mix of stimulating activities that center around books and give young children a head start on literacy.

Promote lifelong reading and library use with these exciting programs for infants, toddlers, and their families, and enhance children's capacity for learning with a myriad of stories, songs, and sing-alongs! Anyone who works with the very young will delight in this charming treasury of age-appropriate programming ideas for children from as young as 6 months through age 3. Unlike many other children's programming guides, this one takes a literature-based approach, offering a dynamic mix of stimulating activities that center around books and give young children a head start on literacy. PreK.

You'll find everything you need to run magnificent literature-based children's programs. For each age level (6-11 months, 12-23 months, 24-36 months, 36-48 months), the authors present eight complete programs and provide specific instructions and guidance for working with each group. Adults will have as much fun as the children with such programs as Wiggle, Jiggle, and Bounce, Oink, Cluck, Moo, 1, 2, 3 Count With Me, and Monster Mash. A chapter on Family Fun addresses working with diverse ages and features eight family programs. Whether you're a novice or an experienced children's programmer, this book will help you offer quality programming and foster lifelong literacy in your community.

Ages: Infant-3

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User Review  - jinmoon - LibraryThing

This book is a storytelling program resource book for babies, toddlers, and families. It is written for public libraries but it can be used in other settings such as individualís home. This book is ... Read full review

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User Review  - jessicaschmidt917 - LibraryThing

An excellent resource for first-time storytellers, this programming guide covers all of the aspects of storytime for babies and toddlers. The initial chapters focus on developing a storytime program ... Read full review

Contents

Nuts and Bolts
1
Beginning with Babies
13
Wonderful Ones
57
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About the author (2003)

BETH MADDIGAN is Coordinator of Children's Services at Cambridge Libraries & Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario.ROBERTA THOMPSON is Head of Children's Services at The Clemens Mill Branch of the Cambridge Libraries & Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario.STEFANIE DRENNAN is Early Chilhood Educator/Children's Programmer at Cambridge Libraries & Galleries, Cambridge, Ontario.

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