Library Storytelling Morning activity for June 2014

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 Alito as storytellers.

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

Now in collaboration with American Space Madrid it’s a free activity!

Library members gain privileged access, with the classic optional 2 x 1 registration (this means each child with a library card can bring one guest). They will need to 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 before the Storytelling morning. On the day of the session they will need to show their library card.

Non- members who want to participate also have to send an e-mail to biblioteca@iie.es as registration that will be confirmed once we know the spaces left by the library members.

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 2014 storytelling around the book:

Min Lo

“Ming Lo Moves the Mountain” by Arnold Lobel

Saturday, June 14th 2014

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)

Ming Lo’s wife is angry. The couple live beside a big mountain which causes them no end of trouble. “Husband,” says Ming Lo’s wife, “you must move the mountain so that we may enjoy our house in peace.” But how can a man as small as Ming Lo move something as large as a mountain? Maybe the village wise man can help.

(La mujer de Ming Lo está enfadada. La pareja vive debajo de una gran montaña lo que les causa muchos problemas. Un día ella le dijo “Esposo, debes mover la montaña para que podamos disfrutar de nuestra casa en paz”, pero ¿cómo puede un hombre pequeño con Ming Lo mover algo tan grande como una montaña? Quizás el sabio del pueblo pueda ayudarle.)

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmr/mtai/lobel.html

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1147154.Ming_Lo_Moves_the_Mountain

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

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

Library Storytelling Morning activity for May 2014

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 Marcus and Alito 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.

May 2014 storytelling around the book:

“The Five Chinese Brothers” Claire Huchet Bishop and Kurt Wiese

Saturday, May 24th 2014

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)

5 chinese brothers

The classic story about five clever brothers, each with a different extraordinary ability is “a dramatic retelling of an old Chinese tale.

(La clásica historia de los cinco hermanos, cada uno de los cuales con una habilidad extraordinaria, es una reinterpretación dramática de un antiguo cuento chino.)

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCRajAeDBUE

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

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

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

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/65217.The_Five_Chinese_Brothers

Library Storytelling Morning activity for February 2014

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.

February 2014 storytelling around the book:

Bremen

“The Bremen Town Musicians” by Brian Wildsmith

Saturday, February 22nd 2014

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)

Hoping to start over, an old donkey leaves the farm to travel to Bremen where he will join a band. On the way, he meets a dog, a cat, and a rooster. With a bray, a bark, a meow, and a cock-a-doodle-doo, they become fast friends and decide to travel together to join the Bremen Town Band

(Con la esperanza de empezar de nuevo un viejo burro deja la granja para viajar a Bremen donde se unirá a una banda de música. En su camino se encuentra a un perro, un gato y un gallo. Con un rebuzno, un ladrido, un maullido y un “kikiriki” enseguida se hacen amigos y deciden viajar juntos para unirse a la banda de la ciudad de Bremen).

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://brianwildsmith.com/

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

http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm027.html

Library Storytelling Morning activity for November 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.

November 2013 storytelling around the book:

TheGreedySparrow

“The greedy sparrow” by Lucine Kasbarian & Maria Zaikina

Saturday, November 23rd 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)

Once there was a sparrow who caught a thorn in his foot. When a kind baker removes the thorn, the sparrow tricks her into giving him some bread. Each time the sparrow meets new people, he tricks them out of bigger and better things. Will the sparrow’s greed get the best of him?

(Hubo una vez un gorrión al que se le clavó un clavo en el pie. Cuando una amable panadera se lo quitó la engañó para que le dira pan. Asi, cada vez que el gorrión se encontraba con gente le engañaba para conseguir cosas más grandes y mejores. Conseguirá la avaricia del gorrión sacar lo mejor de él mismo?)

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10547357-the-greedy-sparrow

http://www.lucinekasbarian.com/books.html

http://bit.ly/1dKvReq

http://bit.ly/16CJx95

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 February

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Amy Eckmeder as storyteller.

Participation is free. Register at biblioteca@iie.es

February storytelling around the book:

“Two Left feet”

By Adam Stower

Saturday, February 28th 2009, 12 a.m.

two-left-feet

“The Two Left Feet” By Adam Stower

Two Left Feet is a children’s book. It is about a group of monsters who love to dance and tell a story of one monster called Rufus. Rufus is sad because although he loves to dance, he can only do the ‘wallop’. All of the monsters are invited to a grand ball at the palace, but Rufus is unable to find a partner to go with. Rufus bumps in to Sadie who is the perfect partner. The story has a happy ending for Rufus. I liked Two Left Feet because the pictures were nice and colourful and showed lots of funny monsters. I also liked the way the words were all wiggly. Two Left Feet was an interesting and fun story and I really liked Rufus because he was funny and cute. I liked everything about this book. I would recommend this book to boys and girls who enjoy colourful, fun and entertaining story books.

Extraído de Young Writer.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.hcpl.net/kidsite/funandgames/SRP/forms/gowildmonsters.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/teachers/pdf/5_9/hop_skip_and_jump_spring2007.pdf