Books in Motion

Books in Motion

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Librarians and educators can shake up storytimes, help children stay healthy, and encourage a lifelong love of reading with Dietzel-Glaira€™s easy-to-use resource. Demonstrating exactly how to use childrena€™s books to engage preschool-age children through movement, ita€™s loaded with storytimes that will have children standing up tall, balancing as they pretend to walk across a bridge, or even flying around the room like an airplane. Presenting hundreds of ideas, this all-in-one book is divided into six sections: a€œArta€ spotlights titles that are natural hooks for art or craft activities alongside ideas on how to create art just like the character in the story, while an appendix includes art patterns that can be used as coloring sheets; a€œGamesa€ includes searching games, follow-the-leader games, and guessing games to enhance the books in this section; a€œMovementa€ features books that kids can jump, stomp, clap, chomp, waddle, parade, wiggle, and stretch with; a€œMusica€ chooses books perfect for activities like shaking a maraca, singing, dancing between the pages, and creating new sound effects; a€œPlayactinga€ lets kids pretend along with the characters in these books, whether ita€™s washing their face, swimming with fish, or hunting a lion; a€œPropsa€ encourages storytime leaders to bring out their puppets, flannelboard pieces, and scarvesa€”these books have enough props for everyone in the program to have a part. Each chapter includes as much instruction as possible for a wide range of motions. Pick and choose the amount of movement that is right for your storytime crowd, or do it all!Summary: Clarabella the crocodile has so many teeth that it takes her all day to brush them. Action: Make a crocodile puppet with lots of teeth to bring home. Give every child a paper bag, some crayons, a glue stick, and a bunch of triangles cut anbsp;...

Title:Books in Motion
Author: Julie Dietzel-Glair
Publisher:American Library Association - 2013

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