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2017 Best Practices: Full Body Storytime: Moving and Grooving with Stories, Songs, Rhythms and Rhyme
Movement is a child’s first language! Combine movement with rhythm and you have the foundation for literacy skills like listening, speaking, reading and writing.

In support of healthy early childhood learning experiences and the ALA Every Child Ready to Read initiative, narrative consultant/storyteller, Jenifer Strauss will host a live webinar featuring stories, songs, play, and movement. Participants will learn how to plan and execute a well-balanced storytime that will allow young patrons to be active and creative with language. Directions for making percussion instruments and props included. PDF handouts of song lyrics and supporting research provided.

I Knew an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (your favorite version) 
The Talkative Tortoise (India, Haiti, Anishinabek origins)
The Enormous Turnip, a folktale illustrated by Kathy Parkinson, or your favorite retelling)
Target Audience

Youth Services Staff

This project is made possible by grant funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) administered by the State of Michigan through the Library of Michigan.

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