The fable about the town mouse and the country mouse is an excellent way to teach children about why it is a good idea to appreciate what we have and why it is NOT a good idea to want what others have. So often the message sent out by the media is that what we currently have, no matter how good it is, is not good enough. Aesop’s Fables can help us to fight off that contradictory message and help our kids understand what really matters.
With the summer season here, and most kids out of school it is a real challenge to keep them still on a learning track. The best way to do that is to get involved in some Summer Reading FUN! Below are some links and ideas that can help. The best and cheapest way to keep reading fun is to visit your local library and check out all the great things they have to offer for FREE!
Junie’s grandmother calls the baby the cutest little monkey Junie hasn’t seen them yet but she has told all the kids in her class that he’s a real live ALIVE baby monkey. Junie has picked some of her best friends to go see the baby monkey for the first time but first they must pay a price and Junie ends up with a locket, a reading, a red sweater, and some hightops and a red chair.
The new year is upon us. Every year we celebrate the ending of one year and the beginning of a new year. I have always had a hard time finding storytime ideas for plain old New Years. Seems like there is always a lot of stuff for the Chinese New Year, for kids, but not a lot for the average every year new year. I did find some books that are fun to read though:
P. Bear’s New Year’s Party: A Counting Book
A Happy New Year’s Day
Happy New Year, Corduroy
The Night Before New Year’s (Reading Railroad)
It is Christmas time again and I am not ashamed to say that I remember Christ. It has become so unfashionable to be Christian, or to even acknowledge that there is a Creator and a Savior and a Holy Ghost. Usually when I present Storytime I keep it very simple and make a point of not bringing any religion into it, so as not to offend anyone. Today on my blog though, I am going to throw caution to the wind and share some religious story books for children that are all about God, Jesus Christ and the true meaning of Christmas.
Christmas time is just around the corner. It is time to get planning for your Christmas Story Time. I have put together some really cute crafts to go along with the books I’ve suggested. At the bottom of the post are the craft ideas that you can print out and enjoy. Scroll all t he way to the bottom to find them. Read more »