Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Folktales from Asia - A Family Story Time

7/27/11 - 3 to 4 p.m. 
Attendance - 28 children, 14 adults                                              

Board Stories
"The Rat's Daughter" from The Flannel Board Storytelling Book by Judy Sierra
"Pot Luck" adapted from Two of Everything by Lily Toy Hong and others (with prop)

Scroll Story
"The Boy Who Drew Cats" from Handmade Tales: Stories to Make and Take by Diane de Las Casas

Prop Stories
"Don't Let the Tiger Get You!" from Multicultural Folktales: Stories to Tell Young Children by Judy Sierra
"The Clever One" adapted from "The Girl Who Used Her Wits" in Handmade Tales: Stories to Make and Take by Diane de Las Casa and "The Clever Daughter-in-Law" in Celebrate the World: Twenty Tellable Folktales for Multicultural Festivals by Margaret Read MacDonald

"The Little Crab"

Origami cat and dog

I wanted to read The Empty Pot by Demi but ran out of time.  However, the audience seemed to enjoy the various forms of storytelling and reading a book was not necessary.  (I might use the book for class visits in the fall along with some of today's stories.)  "Pot Luck" was the favorite story today.  The children particularly enjoyed seeing the second wife being pulled from the pot.  They also enjoyed "Don't Let the Tiger Get You!" mainly because of the silly "characters" in the story.  Though the origami was simple, even the older children enjoyed it and a parade of colorful dogs and cats left the library this afternoon.  I found it interesting that I had the exact same number of children and adults as I did for the previous program.  I don't remember that happening before with Family Story Time.

Dog and Cat with Cat

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