Library Storytelling Morning activity for October

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings from October to June where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (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.

October 2011 storytelling around the book:

“The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” by Linda Williams & Megan Lloyd

Saturday, October 29th 2011

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)

“Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . CLOMP, CLOMP, SHAKE, SHAKE, CLAP, CLAP. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!.”

(Erase una vez una pequeña anciana que no tenía miedo de nada pero una noche de otoño mientras andaba por el bosque escuchó un CLOMP, CLOMP, SHAKE, SHAKE, CLAP, CLAP y se llevó el susto de su vida...)

From Harper Collins.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.harpercollins.com/browseinside/index.aspx?isbn13=9780064431835

http://meganlloyd.com/bibliography.php

Library Storytelling Morning activity for May

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

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9. Thirty-five children per session and two adults per child maximum. 45 minutes approx.

Participation is free (The first week of the month the Friends of the Library and International Institute students will be able to pre-register).

Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity.

Registration starting the first day of every month at biblioteca@iie.es. Register including children’s name/s and your favorite session (11 / 12:30 h.) and wait for our confirmation reply.

May 2011 storytelling around the book:

“It Could Always Be Worse” By Margot Zemach

Saturday, Saturday, May 21st

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 wise rabbi doles out surprising advice to a man complaining of overcrowded quarters in this Yiddish folktale.”

(En este cuento tradicional judío un rabino reparte consejos sorprendentes a un hombre que acude a él quejándose por lo atestada que esta su casa.)

From Amazon.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://us.macmillan.com/itcouldalwaysbeworse

http://www.librarything.com/work/322084

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

Library Storytelling Morning activity for March

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

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9. Thirty-five children per session and two adults per child maximum. 45 minutes approx.

Participation is free (The first week of the month the Friends of the Library and International Institute students will be able to pre-register).

Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity.

Registration starting the first day of every month at biblioteca@iie.es. Register including children’s name/s and your favorite session (11 / 12:30 h.) and wait for our confirmation reply.

March 2011 storytelling around the book:

“Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk: an Irish Tale” by Gerald R. McDermott

Saturday, March 26th

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)

“This lighthearted Irish tale of magic, greed, and revenge from Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Gerald McDermott reminds us that a bit of good luck is never out of reach, as long as you look for the wee folk. When poor and jobless Tim O’Toole discovers a group of wee folk, he knows his bad luck has changed forever. But before he can enjoy the treasures they give him, Tim has to learn an important lesson.”

From Scholastic.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.earthskids.com/saint-paddy.htm

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leprechaun

Library Storytelling Morning activity for February

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

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9. Thirty-five children per session and two adults per child maximum. 45 minutes approx.

Participation is free (The first week of the month the Friends of the Library and International Institute students will be able to pre-register).

Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity.

Registration starting the first day of every month at biblioteca@iie.es. Register including children’s name/s and your favorite session (11 / 12:30 h.) and wait for our confirmation reply.

February 2011 storytelling around the book:

“Two Ways to Count to Ten: A Liberian Folktale” by Ruby Dee & Susan Meddaugh

Saturday, February 26th

At 11 a.m. – English version (All in English)

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

“King Leopard is wise enough to plan for a successor: ‘I must seek out the cleverest beast in our jungle. I must find one who is wise enough to rule well.’ He plans a contest; the winner is to be named a prince and marry his daughter. Contestants must throw Leopard’s spear up in the air and count to ten before it comes to earth again…The story is a strong one and will be an effective read-aloud.”

From MacMillan.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.calacademy.org/exhibits/africa/exhibit/count.htm

http://www.patriciamnewman.com/meddaugh.html

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_Dee

Library Storytelling Morning activity for June

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9. Two adults per child maximum. Approx. 40 minutes.

Participation is free. Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity (35 kids per session). Register including children’s name/s and your favorite session (11 / 12:30 h.) and wait for our confirmation reply.

June 2010 storytelling around the book:

“Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears” by Verna Aardema

Saturday, June 19th 2010

At 11 a.m. – English version (All in English)

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

“In this astonishingly beautiful and imaginatively illustrated picture book, Mosquito tells Iguana a tall tale that sets off a chain reaction that ends in jungle disaster. Iguana is so upset at being told such nonsense that he plugs his ears. So, of course, when Python says good morning, Iguana doesn’t hear and ignores him altogether. Python suspects Iguana is plotting mischief against him, so he hides in a rabbit hole – which terrifies Rabbit. And so this amusing African legend goes, until finally the chain of mishaps reaches Mother Owl, who reacts by refusing to hoot and wake in the sun.”

From Barnes & Noble.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://coe.fgcu.edu/students/detschaschell/Mosquitoes.html

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/why_mosquitoes.html

http://www.carolhurst.com/titles/whymosquitoes.html

http://www.best-childrens-books.com/why-mosquitoes-buzz.html

Library Storytelling Morning activity for May

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9. Two adults per child maximum. Approx. 40 minutes.

Participation is free. Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity (35 kids per session). Register including children’s name/s and your favorite session (11 / 12:30 h.) and wait for our confirmation reply.

May 2010 storytelling around the book:

“The great ball game: a Muskogee story” by Joseph Bruchac & Susan L. Roth

Saturday, May 22nd 2010

At 11 a.m. – English version (All in English)

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

“To settle a dispute between animals with teeth and those with wings, the two sides agree to play a ball game like lacrosse and the first to score a goal wins. The Native American story explaining why birds fly south in the winter comes alive here with rich illustrations.”

From Scholastics.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmr/mtai/bruchac.html?grade=2

http://www.palmbeach.k12.fl.us/multicultural/curriculum/LanguageArts/Multicultural/TheGreatBallGame.pdf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscogee_(Creek)

Special Storytelling Time on the World Book Day

April 23rd is a symbolic date for world book day. Join us for a special storytelling time to celebrate the pleasure of reading!

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9. Two adults per child maximum.

With Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller. Approx. 40 minutes.

Participation is free. Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity (35 kids per session).

Register at biblioteca@iie.es including children’s name/s and wait for our confirmation reply.

Storytelling around the book:

“That Book Woman” by Heather Henson & David Small

Friday, April 23rd at 18 h. – English version (All in English)

“Cal is not the readin’ type. Living way high up in the Appalachian Mountains, he’d rather help Pap plow or go out after wandering sheep than try some book learning. Nope. Cal does not want to sit stoney-still reading some chicken scratch. But that Book Woman keeps coming just the same. She comes in the rain. She comes in the snow. She comes right up the side of the mountain, and Cal knows that’s not easy riding. And all just to lend his sister some books. Why, that woman must be plain foolish — or is she braver than he ever thought?.”

From Simon and Schuster.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://suzyred.com/2010_That_Book_Woman.html

http://www.kykinfolk.com/knott/bookwomen_easternkentucky.htm

http://books.simonandschuster.com/That-Book-Woman/Heather-Henson/9781416908128/reading_group_guide

Library Storytelling Morning activity for April

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9. Two adults per child maximum. Approx. 40 minutes.

Participation is free. Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity (35 kids per session). Register including children’s name/s and your favorite session (11 / 12:30 h.) and wait for our confirmation reply.

April 2010 storytelling around the book:

“Anansi the Spider” by Gerald McDermot 

Saturday, April 17th 2010

At 11 a.m. – English version (All in English)

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

“Anansi the Spider is one of the great folk heroes of the world. He is a rogue, a mischief maker, and a wise, lovable creature who triumphs over larger foes. In this traditional Ashanti tale, Anansi sets out on a long, difficult journey. Threatened by Fish and Falcon, he is saved from terrible fates by his sons. But which of his sons should Anansi reward? Calling upon Nyame, the God of All Things, Anansi solves his predicament in a touching and highly resourceful fashion.

In adapting this popular folktale, Gerald McDermott merges the old with the new, combining bold, rich color with traditional African design motifs and authentic Ashanti language rhythms.”

From Macmillan.com

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://anansi-web.com/anansi.html

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/africa/tools/index.html 

http://www.kinderkorner.com/spiders.html

Library Storytelling Morning activity for March

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9. Two adults per child maximum. Approx. 40 minutes.

Participation is free. Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity (35 kids per session). Register including children’s name/s and your favorite session (11 / 12:30 h.) and wait for our confirmation reply.

March 2010 storytelling around the book:

“The Monkey and the Crocodile: A Jataka Tale from India” by Paul Galdone

 Saturday March 13th 2010

At 11 a.m. – English version (All in English)

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

“The Jatakas are Indian fables relating the former births of the Buddha in various animal guises. In this retelling, he is a clever little monkey who twice foils the attempts of the crocodile to capture him.”

From Barnes & Noble

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/7109945/The-Monkey-and-the-Crocodile

http://www.storyplace.org/preschool/activities/parentactivity/crocodiles.pdf

http://www.culturalindia.net/indian-folktales/panchatantra-tales/monkey-and-crocodile.html

Library Storytelling Morning activity for February

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9. Two adults per child maximum. Approx. 40 minutes.

Participation is free. Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity (35 kids per session). Register including children’s name/s and your favorite session (11 / 12:30 h.) and wait for our confirmation reply.

February 2010 storytelling around the book:

“Stone soup” by Jon J. Muth

Saturday February 27th

At 11 a.m. – English Version (All in English)

At 12:30 p.m – Bilingual Version (In English, using some Spanish to help understand)

“This rich story tells the story of Hok, Lok, and Siew–three monks traveling along a mountain road. The youngest monk, Hok (named after the Chinese deity symbolizing good fortune and prosperity), asks the question, “What makes one happy?”, and finds an answer in a little village filled with people who have lost faith and trust in each other. Villagers kept to themselves and would not greet the three traveling strangers. Siew, the older and wiser monk, decides it is time to make “stone soup”. This seemingly odd enterprise at first piques the villagers’ curiosity, and it isn’t long before the monks’ modest suggestions for additions to the soup (salt and pepper, carrots, and so forth) stimulate a whole village to share in the making of the soup, and enjoy a feast after the rich soup is made. And so it came to be that “as each person opened their heart to give, the next person gave even more”.”

From edutainingkids.com

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.tlpeace.org.au/stories/stonesoup.htm

http://www.marcias-lesson-links.com/stonesoup.html