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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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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The Storytime Handbook: A Full Year of Themed Programs, with Crafts and Snacks 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will enjoy the myriad of new ideas and activities. As an early childhood educator for over 35 years I must say that this book would be a welcome purchase for anyone teaching young children. Nina has compiled an excellent resource. This practical and friendly handbook contains a wealth of useful information. It is organized the way we teach by month and unit themes. It will help you develop an excellent repertoire of ideas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Miss Nina's storytime is unlike any other. In an hour's time, my children had books read to them, they played games, enjoyed singing and fingerplays, made crafts and had snacks. There were poems and great book selections, with the children up and moving in between quiet sitting times. I could use this book at home too to offer some of these activities and take advantage of the extensive suggested reading lists. And I'm getting a copy for my son's preschool as well!