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Kim's Dynamic Workshops

Fun-filled, practical workshops for:

  • Teachers

  • Librarians

  • Child Care Providers

  • Parents & Home School Organizations

These workshops are all day but can be adjusted to half day depending on your needs. Segments of the workshops can be presented in smaller time frames to suit conference schedules.

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Workshops

The Magic of Music: Using Music with Children

Need something to spice up your day and lift your spirits? Learn ways to use music with children through songs, movement, literature, puppets, props, sign language and instruments. Whether you sing openly or in the privacy of your own shower, come and join us for fun and ideas. You will be inspired to warble a tune before the day is done. If you can talk you can sing, chant, hum, and croon.

Options: Each workshop participant will receive a CD and booklet of songs from the workshop.
Target Audience
: People working with children preschool through 3rd grade
Length
: All day (segments of this workshop can be presented in 1 hour blocks)
Art Form
: music along with movement, puppets, and props

Participants will be able to:

  • Incorporate songs and music in the library or classroom using puppets, props, movement, sign language and activities

  • Use music with literature

  • Make and use simple instruments

  • Locate and use music resources including books, recordings, videos, instruments and websites.

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Storytime Pizazz

This session is designed to inspire creative ideas for story times and literature based activities. Puppets, music, and storytelling can add a spark to story times that children will not forget. Plus, it’s just plain fun!

Target Audience: Librarians, Teachers of children in preschool through 2nd grade
Length
: All day or half day
Art Form: literature, storytelling, puppetry, music, and crafts

Participants will be able to:

  • Share non-traditional storytelling techniques with children using puppets, creative dramatics, flannel boards, props, string, participation, tell and draw, and cut and tell.

  • Present puppets, poetry, fingerplays, music and props in storytimes.

  • Develop craft tie-ins for children to make.

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Telling Stories with Scissors, Paper, Strings and Things

Do you need a little push of encouragement to put down the book and "tell" a story? Do you find it difficult to devote time into researching, learning and telling stories? Then this workshop is for you. Learn some stories to tell using puppets, creative dramatics, flannel boards, props, masks, string, participation, drawing, cutting and music. All these techniques make it easy to remember and tell a story. Younger children are captivated while older children can learn and tell these stories in no time at all! 

Target Audience: People working with children preschool ages through 3rd grade
Length
: 3 hours
Art Form: literature, storytelling, puppetry, and drama

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the value of stories and storytelling

  • Recognize different genres of stories

  • Implement non-traditional storytelling with children using puppets, creative dramatics, flannel boards, props, mask, string, participation, tell and draw, cut and tell, and music.

  • Choose, learn, and tell a story

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Making Your summer Reading Programs a Success

The summer brings many challenges to the public library world. Reading programs and incentives, special programs, and increased traffic all add up to make the summer an exciting and sometimes overwhelming endeavor. Everyone needs inspiration. Kim has written chapters for the Texas Reading Club Manuals as well as implemented and survived twenty Summer Reading Programs. Each participant will receive a CD with the songs from the manual.

Target Audience: Librarians
Length
: 3 hours
Art Form: literature, storytelling, puppetry, music, and crafts

Participants will be able to:

  • Effectively plan and promote the Summer Reading Program in their community through fund raising, marketing, and school visits.

  • Learn more about the Summer Reading Program and the Texas Reading Club Manual.

  • Implement program and craft ideas for a successful Summer Reading Program.

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For information, availability and a program quote contact Kim at 512-627-0113 or E-mail.