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Family storytime : twenty-four creative programs for all ages
Reid, Rob, 1955-
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Publication Information:
Chicago : American Library Association, 1999.
Physical Description:
viii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Central Library Z718.3 .R45 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Central Library Z718.3 .R45 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating
Kenmore Library Z718.3 .R45 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Work Room
Lake Shore Library Z718.3.R45 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Work Room

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This text advises parents on the benefits of reading to their children. It suggests that adults can help develop proper audience behaviour in young people, and stimulate their interest.

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Booklist Review

An idea so old that it seems new again, family storytime at the public library is making a comeback. Librarians ready to try their own family programs will find in Reid's guidebook encouragement, practical advice, and 24 themes, complete with recommended and alternate selections in categories such as books, stories, poems, fingerplays, recorded music, songs, riddles, and videos. Recommended books are annotated, and other selections often include instructions or advice for presenting the material successfully. An excellent, practical handbook on the topic. --Carolyn Phelan

School Library Journal Review

A wonderful resource for storytime programs suitable for the whole family. Some themes are standard, while others are zany, such as "Mouthsounds" (about making sound effects) and "Altered Endings & Twisted Tales." For each of the 24 themes, Reid includes a combination of suggested books, crafts, felt or string stories, fingerplays, movement activities, poems, reader's theater scripts, riddles, songs, and videos. Each program outline is followed by lively annotations and performance suggestions. A final "Mix and Match" section includes alternatives for adapting programs to suit personal style. Reid even makes efforts to engage teenagers and older family members-mainly by enlisting them as performers. The discography and bibliography will help locate resources. A treasure for both public and school librarians.-Robin L. Gibson, Muskingum County Library System, Zanesville, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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