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Storytime Magic: 400 Fingerplays, Flannelboards, and Other Activities

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  8 reviews
This time-saving resource includes thematic organization to make programme planning easy, recommended books for each theme, easy-to-follow craft and flannelboard patterns, and quick tips boxes that enhance the early literacy component.
Paperback, 139 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by ALA Editions
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Sep 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Storytime Magic: 400 fingerplays, flannelboards, and other activities by Kathy MacMillan is exactly what it says. If you're a school librarian or a children's librarian in need of story time activities, this is a go-to book. It includes the advertised fingerplays and flannelboard as well as rhymes, sign language, lists of books to read with each story subject, lots of different themes / subjects, crafts, and more! If you ever need an idea for a story time, I highly suggest you read this book! Ov ...more
Alina Karapandzich
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Some great ideas for beginners/those new to story times. The book is organized by theme, making it easy to quickly find ideas. Appendix B also has some excellent quick guides on different materials for story time that you can make quickly and inexpensively (such as flannel boards, puppet sticks, lap theaters, etc.).
Oct 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
This professional resource is very handy and designed to be simple and practical. The authors break the text into themes, like world cultures, specific holidays or learning to be safe. With each topic, the book gives you songs, finger-plays, flannelboard and craft ideas and book suggestions. For librarians and teachers looking for fresh ideas on tired subjects, this is a great resource. If the educator is just starting out this book gives some very well-thought-out suggestions that can help newc ...more
Shauna Masura
Storytime Magic is a comprehensive resource for traditional library storytelling techniques. Ideas for theme-related programs are presented, and each theme includes sample songs, poems, flannelboard presentations, activities, and crafts. Storytime Magic primarily focuses on techniques that have already been covered by former professional development resources and misses out on delving into incorporating web 2.0 applications to enrich and update traditions. All in all, this books speaks to an era ...more
Aug 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Enriching and supplementing storytelling programs with fingerplays, flannelboards, and other props will be a cinch thanks to this generous sampling of art and craft ideas, songs, and action rhymes." "A unique addition to the programming shelf, this treasure trove of storytime tools is designed to help veteran librarians refresh and enliven ongoing programs, while providing novice storytime planners what they need to get started!"
Website has lots of pattern
Feb 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I stumbled upon this book at the library...while looking for something else and then went out and bought a copy I liked it so much. This is a great resource for anyone who plans and executes storytimes...or even for someone thinking about planning and executing them!
Mar 19, 2009 rated it really liked it
Some great ideas in this one! I immediately made the ice cream shop flannel.
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Kathy MacMillan is a writer, American Sign Language interpreter, librarian, signing storyteller, and avowed Hufflepuff. She writes picture books (the Little Hands Signing series, Familius Press), children’s nonfiction (She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World, Familius Press), and young adult fantasy. Her debut young adult novel, Sword and Verse (2016) was a finalist for t ...more