If you’re looking to shake up your storytime, help children stay healthy, and encourage a lifelong love of reading, here’s the book for you!
Books in Motion: Connecting Preschoolers with Books through Art, Games, Movement, Music, Playacting, and Props shows you exactly how to use children’s books to engage preschool-age children through movement. With this amazing new resource, your next storytime will have children standing up tall, balancing as they pretend to walk across a bridge, and flying around the room like an airplane.
You get these great sections:
- Art: Books featured in this section are natural hooks for art or craft activities. You’ll find coloring sheets that correspond with the book and ideas on how to create art just like the character in the story.
- Games: Searching games, follow-the-leader games, and guessing games are provided as great ideas for enhancing the books in this section.
- Movement: Kids can jump, stomp, clap, chomp, waddle, parade, wiggle, and stretch to these books.
- Music: Many books included here are perfect for a musical storytime. Some can be sung or enhanced with instrumental accompaniment. Many books have rhythmic language to let you shake a maraca along with the words, play music so everyone can dance in between pages, or many sounds that you can add sound effects to.
- Playacting: Kids can pretend to wash their face, swim with fish, and fly like an airplane along with the book’s protagonist.
- Props: This chapter lets you bring out your puppets, flannelboard pieces, and scarves; books chosen 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! Complete with an appendix of other resources on interaction and motion with storytimes and an index of books by theme, Books in Motion: Connecting Preschoolers with Books through Art, Games, Movement, Music, Playacting, and Props is both comprehensive and easy to use.