The Storytime Handbook: A Full Year of Themed Programs, with Crafts and Snacks

The Storytime Handbook: A Full Year of Themed Programs, with Crafts and Snacks

by Nina Schatzkamer Miller


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Fresh, fun ideas for children's storytime fill this book. The author, a long-time storytime facilitator, has put together 52 weekly themes plus additional plans for holidays, all with detailed instructions for talking about the theme and choosing the books, crafts, songs, poems, games and snacks. Each storytime idea is illustrated with photographs of a suggested craft and snack for easy reference. Libraries, bookstores, preschools and parents alike can use this book to offer themed storytimes that include discussion, literature, art, music, movement and food. Options are provided for each storytime, so the ideas can be used year after year.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786466689
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/13/2014
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Nina Schatzkamer Miller has written stories for the Chicken Soup for the Soul books and conducted storytime at bookstores and a local community center. She is also an artist who has exhibited her art quilts and fused glass pieces in local shows. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

Table of Contents

Dedication and Acknowledgments vi

Preface 1

Introduction 3


Snow 11

Community Workers 15

Dogs 19

Homes 24

Sheep 27


Senses 32

Royalty 38

Colors 42

Alligators and Crocodiles 46

Holiday -Valentine's Day 51


March 56

Ladybugs 60

Spring 63

Farms 67


Rainbows 73

Horses 77

Rain 80

Plants and Seeds 84

Holiday ? Easter 88


Butterflies 93

Flowers 96

Baseball 100

Family 103

Feathered Friends 108


Bathtime and Bedtime 113

Magic 118

Mice 122

Foods 126


Beach Vacation 132

Moon and Space 135

Numbers 140

Monkeys 143

Trains 147


Cats 152

School 156

Circus 162

Alphabet 165


Apples and Johnny Appleseed 170

Zoo 174

Dinosaurs 178

Autumn Leaves 182


Music 187

Bears 191

Naughtiness 195

Pumpkins 198

Art 202

Holiday - Halloween 206


Names 212

Lions 216

Monsters and Strange Creatures 219

Turtles 224

Holiday ? Thanksgiving 227


Africa 233

Fish 237

Sizes and Shapes 240

Pigs 45

Holiday - Christmas 250

Holiday ? Hanukkah 254

Appendix A Helpful Websites 259

Appendix B Story time Template 261

Suggested Reading 263

Index 265

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