Much Ado About Books & Literacy Activities for Young Children

Young children need a variety of skills to become successful readers. Karen will demonstrate ideas for sharing picture books and nonfiction/informational titles in ways that will engage children. Also, she will provide tips and hints about using the six early literacy skills in presentations.

Jazz Up Your Storytime

Jazz up your storytimes! In this session, Karen will demonstrate practical ways to: generate interaction with preschool children when reading a book; use puppets, flannelboards, and other props; and include engaging activities that support children’s literacy development and learning during storytimes. Participants will receive a list of recommended books, fingerplays and songs.

Make a Paper Bowl! Basic Handmade Papermaking.

1 hour: Karen will demonstrate step by step instructions on how to make a paper bowl. Notes about how to use this idea as a program for older children/tweens will be available as a handout.

2 hours: A longer workshop is available if you would like each adult participant to make their own bowl. Hosts may choose to make their own pulp in order to save on materials costs. Call Karen for details on how best to do this.

Note: This could also be a program where Karen will provide the supplies and instructions needed for children/tweens to make and take their own paper bowl.

Much Ado About Summer Summer Reading Program Workshop

Karen and Geri are the “Much Ado About Story” storytellers. They will work up a presentation on the current theme for the next summer library reading program.

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Much Ado About Programs & Activities for Tweens