Library Storytelling Morning activity for January

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.) at biblioteca@iie.es and wait for our confirmation reply.

January 2010 storytelling around the book:

“Follow the Drinking Gourd” by Jeanette Winter

Saturday January 30th

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

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

“Winter’s story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. While working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about the drinking gourd (the Big Dipper). A couple, their son, and two others make their escape by following the song’s directions. Rich paintings interpret the strong story in a clean, primitive style enhanced by bold colors. The rhythmic compositions have an energetic presence that’s compelling. A fine rendering of history in picture book format.”

From Randsom House.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.followthedrinkinggourd.org

http://www.songsforteaching.com/folk/followthedrinkinggourd.htm

Inicio del ciclo de cuentacuentos infantiles en inglés 2009-2010 “Library Storytelling Mornings”

Dale cuerda

El próximo sábado24 de octubre la biblioteca iniciará el ciclo Library Storytelling Mornings 2009 – 2010, actividad de cuentacuentos en inglés para niños de 4 a 8 años. Agradecemos el interés que ha suscitado hasta el momento y esperamos poder contar con todos los que participaron del ciclo anterior, además de nuevos participantes que se quieran unir a la “Tellebration”.

La actividad se realizará mensualmente (habitualmente los últimos sábados de mes a las 12 de la mañana) en la Biblioteca del Instituto Internacional y es de acceso gratuito previa inscripción enviando los nombres de los niños a través de biblioteca@iie.es.

Podéis encontar algunas imágenes de sesiones anteriores en Flickr.

Los cuentacuentos que realizaremos en éste curso tendrán los siguientes títulos infantiles como protagonistas:

Octubre: Gershon’s Monster: A Story for the Jewish New Year by Eric A. Kimmel (Author), Jon J. Muth (Illustrator)

 Noviembre: Buffalo Woman by Paul Goble (Author, Illustrator)

 Diciembre: White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt (Author), Roger Duvoisin (Illustrator)

 Enero: Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter (Author)

 February: Stone Soup by Jon J. Muth

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

April: Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermot

May: The Great Ball Game: A Muskogee Story by Joseph Bruchac (Author), Susan L. Roth (Illustrator)

June: Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema