ERIC Number: ED430692
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Tell It Again! Easy-to-Tell Stories with Activities for Young Children.
Raines, Shirley C.; Isbell, Rebecca
Listening to stories can expand children's knowledge, provide sheer enjoyment, and help children understand their world and how people relate to each other in it. This book compiles tips and suggestions from expert storytellers and teachers, and shows teachers and parents how to capture children's attention and imagination using simple, creative flourishes to familiar stories. The book is comprised of retellings of 18 popular children's stories, with each retelling including a story outline, hints for storytelling, and related activities. Each activity description lists the materials needed and steps to implement the activity. Three of the stories deal with being yourself: (1) "Teeny Tiny"; (2) "The Knee-High Man"; and (3) "The Ugly Duckling." Six stories deal with using one's wits: (1) "Three Billy Goats Gruff"; (2) "The Turtle and the Rabbit"; (3) "Nail Soup"; (4) "Johnny-Cake"; (5) "The Flying Contest"; and (6) "The Great Game in the Sky." Five of the stories are concerned with appreciating differences: (1) "Big City Mouse, Small Town Mouse"; (2) "Could Be Worse!" (3) "Monkey's and Rabbit's Bad Habits"; (4) "The Woman Who Wanted More Noise"; and (5) "The Lost Mitten with Tiny, Shiny Beads." Four of the stories involve music: (1) "The Four Musicians"; (2) "The Sparrow Who Couldn't Sing"; (3) "The King's Drum"; and (4) "The Nightingale." Contains story cards for each story, story sources, and 49 references. (KB
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Early Childhood Education, Learning Activities, Story Telling, Tales, Young Children
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
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