Whether you are a teacher, librarian, childcare provider or parent, you will find in this wonderfully presented handbook a wellspring of ideas and information on the art of storytelling to and with pre-school and school-age children. Provides ideas and materials for: infants, toddlers (ages 2-3), pre-schoolers (ages 3-5), primary level (ages 6-8), and family programs. For each group, information is provided about age-appropriate books and other printed resources, along with a wide variety of materials for other storytime activities. Included are finger plays, activities using puppets complete with instructions for making them, and materials suitable for creative dramatics with suggestions on how to involve the children. Also included are outlines for sample story programs that provide ideas for combining materials and activities to create age-appropriate themed programs. Story Programs will be the source of endless hours of enjoyment and enrichment, both for the children and the adults who use the materials it introduces.
Carolyn Sue Peterson (M.A., Psychology & Counseling, Goodard College; M.A., Librarianship, University of Denver)served for 23 years as Head of the Children's Department of the Orlando Public Library. She was awarded the ALA Grolier Award in 1983, and the Soroptimist International of Orlando's Woman of Distinction Award in 1990. Ann D. Fenton (M.L.S., Florida State University) was head of the South Orange Library of the Orange County Library system in Orlando, Florida. She has authored several professional books including Reference Books for Children. Stefani Koorey (Ph.D., M.F.A., and M.A., Pennsylvania State University) is a freelance author, adjunct instructor, and professional storyteller.