Travel the Globe: Story Times, Activities, and Crafts for Children, 2/e
Desiree Webber, Dee Ann Corn, Elaine Harrod, Sandy Shropshire, Shereen Rasor, and Donna Norvell
265 pages • 8½ x 11
Year Published: 2012
This book assists the busy professional with ready-to-use materials to present entertaining, educational, and age-appropriate programs that introduce young learners to countries and cultures around the world.
Storytelling combined with audience participation, related activities, or simple crafts is a surefire way to grab young children's attention and keep them entertained. By making children from preschool age through third grade happy, and engaging their minds, you'll fire up their imagination—and their creativity.
The result of a collaboration of children's librarians and educators with over 70 years' combined experience, Travel the Globe: Story Times, Activities, and Crafts for Children, Second Edition offers the busy librarian, teacher, or media specialist with ready-to-use resources that introduce children to countries and cultures around the world. It provides recommended books, stories, action rhymes, fingerplays, games, and activities that can be used to plan a series of programs or a single activity that are both entertaining and educational.
The book is organized alphabetically by country, with simple, low-cost craft ideas included in each chapter. All crafts use low-cost supplies and are simple to prepare and execute. At least two craft projects are included in each chapter: one for preschoolers, with suggestions for additional simplification; and another designed for children in kindergarten through third grade. The wide variety of resources within makes this book a valuable investment, as it will be useful year after year with new presentations and activities.