Library Storytelling Morning activity for October 2013

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings from October to June where kids can enjoy selected stories in English, this time with Brian and Trisha as storytellers.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 8. Forty children per session and two adults per child maximum. 45 minutes approx.

The activity forms part of the library services for library members, with an optional 2 for 1 registration. This means each child with a library card can bring one guest.

Library members will need to show their library card and send an e-mail to biblioteca@iie.es confirming their participation in the activity any time from the first day of the month and up to the week of the Storytelling morning.

Non-members who want to participate have a symbolic associated cost of 3€ per child for each session. The tickets can be obtained at the library check-out desk the same week of the Storytelling morning up until 15 minutes before the beginning of the activity.

If at some point the number of members registered reaches the maximum capacity limit we will announce that tickets are sold out trough the IIE Facebook page.

October 2013 storytelling around the book:

fox tails“Fox tails: four fables from Aesop” by Amy Lowry 

Saturday, October 26th 2013

At 11 a.m. – English version (for advanced level learners)

At 12:30 p.m –English version with some Spanish to help understand.                     (For Intermediate English level learners)

Pre-activity around the “Fox tails” story:  Pre-activity web fox tails

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://amylowry.com/books/

http://bit.ly/1fWju0j

http://holidayhouse.com/docs/Fox_Tails.pdf

http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-8234-2400-9

 

 

Library Storytelling Morning activity for March 2013

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings from October to June where kids can enjoy selected stories in English, this time with Carrie and Trisha as storytellers.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 8. Forty children per session and two adults per child maximum. 45 minutes approx.

The activity forms part of the library services for library members, with an optional 2 for 1 registration. This means each child with a library card can bring one guest.

Library members will need to show their library card and send an e-mail to biblioteca@iie.es confirming their participation in the activity any time from the first day of the month and up to the week of the Storytelling morning.

Non-members who want to participate have a symbolic associated cost of 3€ per child for each session. The tickets can be obtained at the library check-out desk the same week of the Storytelling morning up until 15 minutes before the beginning of the activity.

If at some point the number of members registered reaches the maximum capacity limit we will announce that tickets are sold out trough the IIE Facebook page.

March 2013 storytelling around the book:

“Too many fairies” by Margaret Read MacDonald & Susan Mitchell

Saturday March 16th 2013

At 11 a.m. – English version (for advanced level learners)

At 12:30 p.m –English version with some Spanish to help understand.                     (For Intermediate English level learners)

too-many-fairies-a-celtic-tale

There was once an old woman who hated chores. “Work! Work! Work! How I hate it! Hate it! Hate it!” One day some fairies show up. They . . . clankety clankety-clankety —clean all the dishes. Swishety-swishety-swishety —sweep the house. Flumpety-flumpety-flumpety — shake out the bedclothes. Clickety-clickety-clickety —work on all the knitting. But then there is nothing left to do. So, they tear everything apart and start again! Clankety-clankety-clankety, swishety-swishety-swishety . . . . The fairies are driving the old woman crazy! How will she get them to leave?

(Había una vez una anciana que odiaba hacer los quehaceres de la casa: ¡Trabajo, trabajo, trabajo! ¡Como lo odio! Un día aparecieron unas hadas que limpiaron los platos, barrieron la casa, sacudieron la ropa de cama y tejieron todo lo que estaba pendiente hasta que no quedó nada que hacer. Entonces deshicieron todo lo que habían arreglado y volvieron a empezar. La anciana se estaba volviendo loca con ellas ¿Cómo podría hacerlas marchar?)

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7762771-too-many-fairies

http://www.timelessmyths.com/celtic/faeries.html

http://youtu.be/mVnf4IJsFtA

Library Storytelling Morning activity for February 2013

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings from October to June where kids can enjoy selected stories in English, this time with Carrie and Trisha as storytellers.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 8. Thirty-five children per session and two adults per child maximum. 45 minutes approx.

The activity forms part of the library services for library members, with an optional 2 for 1 registration. This means each child with a library card can bring one guest.

Library members will need to show their library card and send an e-mail to biblioteca@iie.es confirming their participation in the activity any time from the first day of the month and up to the week of the Storytelling morning.

Non-members who want to participate have a symbolic associated cost of 3€ per child for each session. The tickets can be obtained at the library check-out desk the same week of the Storytelling morning up until 15 minutes before the beginning of the activity.

If at some point the number of members registered reaches the maximum capacity limit we will announce that tickets are sold out trough the IIE Facebook page.

February 2013 storytelling around the book:

“What the ladybird heard“ by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks

Saturday February 16th 2013

At 11 a.m. – English version (for advanced level learners)

At 12:30 p.m –English version with some Spanish to help understand. (For Intermediate English level learners)

What the ladybird heard

Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan: they’ll sneak past all the animals and steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they forget all about the tiniest, quietest creature on the farm—the ladybug. She has a plan of her own.

(Hefty Hugh y Lanky Len tienen un astuto plan: piensan pasar a hurtadillas por delante de todos los animales y robar la mejor vaca de la granja. Pero se han olvidado de la más pequeña y callada criatura de la granja: la mariquita. Ella también tiene su propio plan.)

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.juliadonaldson.co.uk/picturebooks.htm

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/mar/14/what-ladybird-heard-donaldson-monks

http://www.panmacmillan.com/book/juliadonaldson/whattheladybirdheard

Library Storytelling Morning activity for December 2012

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings from October to June where kids can enjoy selected stories in English, this time with Trisha and Marcus as storytellers.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 8.Thirty-five children per session and two adults per child maximum. 45 minutes approx.

The activity forms part of the library services for library members, with an optional 2 for 1 registration. This means each child with a library card can bring one guest.

Library members will need to show their library card and send an e-mail to biblioteca@iie.es confirming their participation in the activity any time from the first day of the month and up to the week of the Storytelling morning.

Non-members who want to participate have a symbolic associated cost of 3€ per child for each session. The tickets can be obtained at the library check-out desk the same week of the Storytelling morning up until 15 minutes before the beginning of the activity.

If at some point the number of members registered reaches the maximum capacity limit we will announce that tickets are sold out trough the IIE Facebook page.

December 2012 storytelling around the book:

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss

Saturday, December 15th 2012

At 11 a.m. – English version (for advanced level learners)

At 12:30 p.m –English version with some Spanish to help understand. (For Intermediate English level learners)

grinch

From his perch high atop Mount Crumpit, the Grinch can hear the noisy Christmas festivities that take place in Whoville. Annoyed and unable to understand the Whos’ happiness, he makes plans to descend on the town and deprive them of their Christmas presents and prevent Christmas from coming.

(Desde la alta cima del monte Crumpit el Grinch puede oir el ruido de las celebraciones navideñas que tienen lugar en Whoville. Molesto e incapaz de comprender la felicidad de los “Whos” decide bajar a la ciudad y privarles de los regalos de Navidad e intentar evitar las siguientes Navidades.)

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.seussville.com/grinch/home.html

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/113946.How_the_Grinch_Stole_Christmas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_the_Grinch_Stole_Christmas!

Library Storytelling Morning activity for October 2012

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings from October to June where kids can enjoy selected stories in English, this time with Oliver and Marcus as storyteller.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 8.Thirty-five children per session and two adults per child maximum. 45 minutes approx.

The activity now forms part of the library services for library members, with an optional 2 for 1 registration. This means each child with a library card can bring one guest.

Library members will need to show their library card and send an e-mail to biblioteca@iie.es confirming their participation in the activity any time from the first day of the month and up to the week of the Storytelling morning.

Non-members who want to participate have a symbolic associated cost of 3€ per child for each session. The tickets can be obtained at the library check-out desk the same week of the Storytelling morning up until 15 minutes before the beginning of the activity.

If at some point the number of members registered reaches the maximum capacity limit we will announce that tickets are sold out trough the IIE Facebook page.

October 2012 storytelling around the book:

“Where the wild things are” by Maurice Sendak

Saturday, October 27th 2012

At 11 a.m. – English version (for advanced level learners)

At 12:30 p.m –English version with some Spanish to help understand.

(For Intermediate English level learners)

In the forty years since Max first cried “Let the wild rumpus start,” Maurice Sendak’s classic picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children’s books of all time.

 (Desde que Max gritó por primera vez “Let the wild rumpus start” hace cuarenta años, el clásico de Maurice Sendak se ha conventido en uno de los libros infantiles más aclamados y queridos de todos los tiempos.)

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.pbs.org/now/arts/sendak.html

http://nyti.ms/QrZ2aA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_the_Wild_Things_Are

Nuevo ciclo 2012/2013 del LIBRARY STORYTELLING MORNINGS

Nos alegra poder anunciar un nuevo ciclo de Library Storytelling Mornings para el curso 2012/2013 con el título “Stories old, stories new, favourite stories renewed for you”.

Los LSTM son cuentacuentos en inglés que desde el año 2008 realizamos dentro de biblioteca del Instituto Internacional un sábado al mes de octubre a junio. Es una actividad familiar orientada para el disfrute de niños de 4 a 8 años pero también de los adultos que los acompañan (no más de dos adultos por niño). El mismo día se realizan dos sesiones: a las 11 h. todo en inglés y a las 12:30 h. sesión bilingüe (en inglés con un poco de español).

Cada ciclo se organiza partiendo de una selección de libros de autores preferentemente norteamericanos sobre diferentes culturas del mundo y valores humanos. En esta ocasión habrá clásicos y nuevos títulos de la literatura infantil junto con algunas de las historias que más han gustado de las ya realizadas en ciclos anteriores.

Como “storytellers” volveremos a contar con Brian, Carrie, Marcus y Trisha en un formato que intentará usar la música y los sonidos como complemento para la narración de la historia.

La actividad es parte de los servicios que se ofrecen a los socios de la biblioteca con opción de 2 x 1 en la inscripción, es decir, cada niño con carnet de usuario validado puede traer un acompañante infantil. Os animamos a haceros Amigo de la Biblioteca-infantil o realizar alguno de los cursos del Programa de Inglés del Instituto Internacional para disfrutar de esta opción… ¡o buscar un amigo que sea socio!

La participación de quienes no son miembros de la biblioteca tiene un coste asociado de carácter simbólico y permite la participación puntual o no continua. Se ha establecido un precio simbólico de 3€ por niño participante en una sesión suelta (los adultos acompañantes no pagan). Las entradas sueltas se podrán conseguir por adelantado en el mostrador de la biblioteca la semana misma en que se celebre el  cuentacuentos hasta 15 minutos antes del inicio de la actividad.

Todos interesados que quieran asegurarse plaza deberán enviar un mensaje de inscripción a biblioteca@iie.es (indicando sesión preferida y nombre de los niños) las semanas del mes en curso previas al desarrollo del Storytelling (cualquier día salvo los de la semana del cuentacuentos).

Las peticiones se atenderán por orden de llegada y tendrán prioridad los socios inscritos. La confirmación para la participación de los no socios se realizará también por correo electrónico en los primeros días de la semana en que se realiza el cuentacuentos. La disponibilidad de espacio será anunciada en nuestra página de Facebook y Twitter, para los que decidan acudir sin inscripción.

Iremos anunciando mes a mes las fechas y los libros seleccionados en la agenda del Instituto Internacional y en el blog.

¡Os esperamos!

Library Storytelling Morning activity for June

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings from October to June where kids can enjoy selected stories in English, this time with Oliver as storyteller.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 8. Thirty-five children per session and two adults per child maximum. 45 minutes approx.

The activity now forms part of the library services for library members, with an optional 2 for 1 registration. This means each child with a library card can bring one guest.

Library members will need to show their library card and send an e-mail to biblioteca@iie.es confirming their participation in the activity any time from the first day of the month and up to the week of the Storytelling morning.

Non-members who want to participate have a symbolic associated cost of 3€ per child for each session. The tickets can be obtained at the library check-out desk the same week of the Storytelling morning up until 15 minutes before the beginning of the activity.

If at some point the number of members registered reaches the maximum capacity limit we will announce that tickets are sold out trough the IIE Facebook page.

June 2012 storytelling around the book:

“Soap! Soap! Don’t Forget the Soap!: An Appalachian Folktale” by Andrew Glass & Tom Birdseye

Saturday, June 16th 2012

At 11 a.m. – English version (for advanced level learners)

At 12:30 p.m –English version with some Spanish to help understand.

(For Intermediate English level learners)

A forgetful boy gets himself into trouble when he repeats what each person he meets on the road says to him.

(Un niño olvidadizo se mete en problemas cuando repite lo que cada persona que encuentra en el camino le va diciendo.)

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.tombirdseye.com/ssdfts.htm

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/tom-birdseye/soap-soap-dont-forget-the-soap/#review

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/soap-soap-dont-forget-soap