Artsy Toddler Storytimes: A Year's Worth of Ready-To-Go Programming--eEditions PDF e-book

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For toddlers, every storytime can be a new adventure, while art activities are important for developing impulse control, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor dexterity in the hands. Hopkins’ new book fuses them together. Designed for children ages 1 to 3 years old, the book’s 52 storytimes promote pre-reading skills such as print motivation, vocabulary, and narrative skills. Based on themes familiar to children, including bears, bugs, springtime,clothing and hats, flowers and gardens, weather, music, pets, transportation, pirates, and many more, each storytime includes a list of books, action songs or rhymes along with their words, a flannelboard experience, plus instruction for two to three art activities. This complete toddler storytime resource also includes

  • An introduction which discusses the differences between art activities and craft activities, a toddler’s ability in creating art, and why children this age should be exposed to art activities
  • Advice for using different art mediums, such as food, plus important safety considerations
  • Pointers on conducting playful yet educational storytimes  
  • Tips for finding inexpensive art materials, with a list of recommended supplies to keep on hand
  • More than 100 drawings, all easy to reproduce and modify
  • Weblinks to “Artsy Helper Sheets,” downloadable supplements complete with phrases, tips, and tricks that inform parents and caregivers about the benefits of doing art activities with toddlers

Pick up Hopkins' book and you'll be ready to conduct a storytime within moments!

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Part I: Toddler Art Fundamentals 

 Using Different Mediums to Exercise a Toddler's Ability in ArtArt Supplies to Have on Hand Using Food as a Medium and Other Considerations A Few Words about SafetyA Look at Coloring Sheets  

Part II: Making the Most of Your Artsy Storytime Program 

 Storytime Themes Are for Organizational Purposes Only Some Tips for Working with Toddlers at Storytime  

Part III: A Year's Worth of Storytimes 

 Theme 1 Apple Munching Theme 2 Autumn Theme 3 Aviation Theme 4 Bath Time Bubbles Theme 5 Bears Theme 6 Berry Delicious Theme 7 Birds of a Feather Theme 8 Boats in the Water Theme 9 Bugs and Other Creepy CrawliesTheme 10 Cats and KittensTheme 11 Chickens Theme 12 Clothing and Hats Theme 13 Colors and Patterns Theme 14 Community Workers Theme 15 Construction Site Theme 16 Cool Pool of Water Theme 17 Counting Theme 18 DinosaursTheme 19 Dogs and Puppies Theme 20 Farm Animals Theme 21 Fire Trucks and Firefighters Theme 22 Flowers and Gardens Theme 23 Food, Yummy Food Theme 24 Frogs and Toads Theme 25 Garbage and Recycling Theme 26 Gingerbread and Other Cookies Theme 27 Green for St. Patrick's Day Theme 28 Halloween Theme 29 Lunar New Year Theme 30 Monsters Theme 31 Music and Movement Theme 32 My Body and Me Theme 33 Nighttime Theme 34 Nocturnal AnimalsTheme 35 Opposites Theme 36 Pet Parade Theme 37 Pirate Treasure Theme 38 Rabbits and Bunnies Theme 39 Royalty Theme 40 Silly Fun Theme 41 Spiders Theme 42 Springtime Theme 43 Summer in the Sun Theme 44 Thanksgiving Turkeys Theme 45 Toys Theme 46 Trains on the Track Theme 47 Under the Sea Theme 48 Valentine Hugs and Kisses Theme 49 Weather Theme 50 Wheels on the Road Theme 51 Wild Animals Theme 52 Winter Snow  About the Author  Index

Carol Garnett Hopkins

Carol Garnett Hopkins is a children's librarian at a stand-alone municipal library in western Washington. Her specialties include toddler storytimes, programming for children, selecting children's books and movies, and matching AR books with young readers.