I try to pick one folk tale each month to highlight in Storytime. I try to find 3-4 different books that tell the same tale and I use a new book each week in Storytime. There are some folk tales that are part of our cultural experience. I have even heard that some teachers as part of the 4 and 5 year old Kindergarten screening will be asked questions about folk tales that every child should know, such as “The Three Little Pigs”. So, why not tell these stories in Storytime? And, why not use Passive Programs to re-emphasize these stories once Storytime is over?
Snow & Mittens
(I have to thank two of our Americorps service members, Emily R. and Tiffany J. for their help with this lesson plan!)
The Mitten by Jan Brett
One Mitten by Kristine O’Connell George
Lost. Found. By Marsha Diane Arnold
Bunny Slopes by Claudia Rueda