A Box Full of Tales: Easy Ways to Share Library Resources Through Story Boxes

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American Library Association, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 222 pages
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Children's programming made easy. Really easy. What librarian doesn't dream of offering more and better children's programs with less effort? After all, these are usually the most popular and sought-after programs in the library. But they are also the most demanding: any librarian who has put in the time required to pull together a single quality program will balk at the prospect of putting together eighteen programs per week!
In Maryland's Carroll County, story boxes have made this impossible dream come true for twenty years. Now MacMillan, writer, storyteller, and former children's librarian, outlines the proven story box system for sharing an array of successful programs. Story boxes offer a simple method for capturing ideas, talent, creativity, and resources available in your library. Including step-by-step instructions from concept through implementation and supplemented by programming tips, A Box Full of Tales also offers detailed plans for fifty great story boxes, including suggested books, fingerplays, songs, props, crafts, and sign language.
From ah-choo to antlers, from monkey business to zoo escapes, A Box Full of Tales is an easy way to offer winning, stress-free library programs for children without the headaches and the hassles. You can make the impossible happen when you share resources with story boxes!
 

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The author, a veteran librarian and storyteller, here offers up the story box model of program resource sharing pioneered at Maryland's Carroll County Library System. Story boxes contain all the ... Read full review

Contents

Make a Wish
115
Make Me Laugh
119
Monkey Business
123
Native Americans
127
Ode to Ice Cream
130
On the Water
134
Puddlejumpers
138
Puppy Tales
141

Bubbles
40
Castle Tales
44
Cats and Kittens
48
Chinese Stories
52
Dinosaur Daze
56
Elephant Jamboree
59
Fall Fest
63
Family Fun
67
Fast and Slow
71
Giant Veggies
75
Give Me a Hand
79
Good Morning
83
Happy New Year
87
I See the Moon
90
Join the Parade
94
Just Ducky
97
Lets Make Music
101
Lets Talk Turkey
105
Lost and Found
110
Rhyme Time
144
Snowflake Dance
149
Spring Cleaning
154
Spring Fling
158
Sticky Stories
163
Stories of Denise Fleming
168
Storytime Classics
171
Summer Fun
175
Super Sign Language
179
Surprise
183
Sweet Tooth
187
Trick or Treat
190
Wearin of the Green
193
Welcome to My Web
197
Zoo Escape
201
Recommended Resources for Story Box Preparation
205
Index
209
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