Artsy Toddler Storytimes

This complete toddler storytime resource also includes An introduction which discusses the differences between art activities and craft activities, a toddler’s ability in creating art, and why children this age should be exposed to art ...

Author: Carol Garnett Hopkins

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 1555707920

Category: Education

Page: 272

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For toddlers, every storytime can be a new adventure, while art activities are important for developing impulse control, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor dexterity in the hands. Hopkins’ new book fuses them together. Designed for children ages 1 to 3 years old, the book’s 52 storytimes promote pre-reading skills such as print motivation, vocabulary, and narrative skills. Based on themes familiar to children, including bears, bugs, springtime,clothing and hats, flowers and gardens, weather, music, pets, transportation, pirates, and many more, each storytime includes a list of books, action songs or rhymes along with their words, a flannelboard experience, plus instruction for two to three art activities. This complete toddler storytime resource also includes An introduction which discusses the differences between art activities and craft activities, a toddler’s ability in creating art, and why children this age should be exposed to art activities Advice for using different art mediums, such as food, plus important safety considerations Pointers on conducting playful yet educational storytimes Tips for finding inexpensive art materials, with a list of recommended supplies to keep on hand More than 100 drawings, all easy to reproduce and modify Weblinks to “Artsy Helper Sheets,” downloadable supplements complete with phrases, tips, and tricks that inform parents and caregivers about the benefits of doing art activities with toddlers Pick up Hopkins' book and you'll be ready to conduct a storytime within moments!

Crash Course in Storytime Fundamentals 2nd Edition

Hopkins, Carol Garnett. Artsy Toddler Storytimes: A Year's Worth of Ready-to-Go
Programming. Chicago, IL: Neal-Schuman, 2013. Isbell, Rebecca and Shirley C.
Raines. Tell It Again! 2: Easy to Tell Stories with Activities for Young Children.

Author: Penny Peck

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610697847

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

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This manual is a "one-stop shop" on how to present storytimes to suit different audiences including bilingual learners, special needs children, and those in a variety of settings such as Head Start, preschools, and day care situations. • Features strategies for using sign language and adapting storytime for special needs children • Includes ideas for expanding storytimes using hands-on learning, crafts, toys, and play

Crash Course in Children s Services 2nd Edition

Reading·An essential method of helping a child learn to read and to enjoy books,
from how the pages turn to how a story ... Two great books with ideas for toddler
storytimes are Artsy Toddler Storytimes: A YearÊs Worth of Ready-to-Go ...

Author: Penny Peck

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610697820

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 139

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Useful for newcomers to the children's library staff as well as longtime children's librarians, the second edition of this popular handbook provides easy-to-follow instructions to make innovations in children's library materials work for you. • Covers new technologies and Common Core standards in addition to traditional areas of children's services • Allows any library staff to comfortably assist children searching for reference and homework help, offer effective readers' advisory assistance, and perform basic promotion of books to children • Supplies information that is useful for newcomers to the children's library staff and those who substitute at the children's desk as well as longtime children's librarians or experienced staff taking on new responsibilities

Story Time Success

This handbook provides full plans for story time programs, sorted by month and
then by theme. Each plan includes at least one craft, which can easily be used
independently of the other activities mentioned. • Artsy Toddler Storytimes: A
Year's ...

Author: Katie Fitzgerald

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442263881

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 186

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Story time is a popular activity in public libraries. Unfortunately, many librarians (and not just children’s librarians) are thrust into the role of providing this service have not taken a course or had the necessary experience of performing story times. Story times are so popular that they are now offered to children of many ages, not just to preschoolers. This book will help librarians who have never done story time to learn to promote, plan, and perform story times, and will be useful to experienced librarians to build on their story time repertoires. Because story times are essential components of library service to children and in such demand, in many libraries, even librarians who have never done story time before are being asked to step into that role. Story Time Success: A Practical Guide for Librarians is comprehensive handbook which can help any librarian learn to promote, plan, and perform story times even with no prior training or experience. Key elements include: Customizable planning templates Hints for choosing appropriate books and other materials Suggestions for overcoming performance anxiety Troubleshooting for common story time problems and pitfalls Evaluation rubrics for performers and supervisors Veterans and beginners alike will find many useful pointers for establishing and improving their story time skills and repertoires.

Evaluating Early Learning in Museums

Children would love to revisit and reflect on the same ... The Museum had worked
with youth librarians intermittently in the past to help make selections for the story
time portion of Toddler Thursday. ... It's sort of an artsy approach to light.

Author: Nicole Cromartie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000376710

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Evaluating Early Learning in Museums presents developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant practices for engaging early learners and their families in informal arts settings. Written by early childhood education researchers and a museum practitioner, the book showcases what high-quality educational programs can offer young children and their families through the case study of a program at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia. Providing strategies for building strong community partnerships and audience relationships, the authors also survey evaluation tools for early learning programs and offer strategies to help museums around the world to engage young children. At the center of this narrative is the seminal partnership that developed between researchers and museum educators during the evaluation of a program for toddlers. Illuminating key components of the partnership and the resulting evolution of family offerings at the museum, the book also draws parallels to current work being done at other museums in international contexts. Evaluating Early Learning in Museums illustrates how an interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers and practitioners can improve museum practices. As such, the book will be of interest to researchers and students engaged in the study of museums and early childhood, as well as to practitioners working in museums around the world.