Leading Kids to Books Through Crafts

Leading Kids to Books Through Crafts

by Caroline Feller Bauer
     
 
Looking for something to spice up your literature program, after-school activities, or playtime? As always, Caroline Feller Bauer has the answer with her third book in the Mighty Easy Motivators series, Leading Kids to Books through "Crafts." Like its predecessors in the series, ALA Bestsellers Leading Kids to Books Through Puppets (ALA, 1997) and Leading Kids to

Overview

Looking for something to spice up your literature program, after-school activities, or playtime? As always, Caroline Feller Bauer has the answer with her third book in the Mighty Easy Motivators series, Leading Kids to Books through "Crafts." Like its predecessors in the series, ALA Bestsellers Leading Kids to Books Through Puppets (ALA, 1997) and Leading Kids to Books through Magic (ALA, 1996), this is an exciting, informational, hands-on guide to crafts for pre-school and grade school children.

Bauer, a children's librarian, workshop presenter, and self-professed "Craft Queen, " introduces crafts as a way to emphasize and reinforce a story's message. The programs in her book are designed to meet two objectives: introducing children to exciting new stories and poems, and helping them create a story-related craft to take home. Included in these activities are craft supply lists, poems and stories to go along with each activity, and a list of additional books that relate to each theme.

This book will inspire you and entertain your young patrons, getting them excited about related reading. Children will get so involved in their creations, they'll forget they're learning.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
An indispensable resource. Bauer gives basic, practical information on presenting programs that introduce preschool and primary-grade youngsters to stories and poems and demonstrates related crafts that are easy to prepare and execute (many of them will be familiar to seasoned programmers). Each chapter features one or more read-aloud selections (many of the stories are originals or retellings by the author); a book list of theme-related titles; craft supplies; illustrated, step-by-step instructions; and occasional games, riddles, and activities. The book is organized by theme (e.g., bubbles, friends, houses, rain, and snakes), but also contains a section on general crafts that features old favorites such as a jigsaw puzzle, a doorknob hanger, a paper airplane, and a fortune cookie.-Marilyn Ackerman, Brooklyn Public Library, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838907696
Publisher:
American Library Association
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Series:
Mighty Easy Motivators Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
145
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.46(d)

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