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Monday, December 5, 2011

Story Kit Facelifts

Thanks to a few gentle suggestions from librarians who use story kits, I've been working on evaluating, weeding, updating them. There's still a ways to go, but you'll find some fresh books in:
  • Birthdays
  • Cats and Mice
  • Feelings
  • Transportation
  • Vacations

I created new mix CDs with music from a variety of artists for several kits this year--some of these kits also got new books or activities:

  • Around the World
  • Bedtime
  • Circus
  • Clothing
  • Colors
  • Dogs
  • Farms
  • Music
  • Nature Trip
  • Nonsense
  • Oceans
  • Outer Space
  • Winter

Wowza! I tried to look at titles, activities, and music that will meet the needs of younger children, since the storytime demographic seems to be shifting downwards a bit. If you haven't used kits before and you want to give them a try, or if you'd given up on them because they are outdated, it might be worth taking a peek at them again! You can find a listing of story kit contents here. To reserve, send me an email at langby@ifls.lib.wi.us

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