Friday, April 25, 2014

Leading Kids to Books Through Crafts by Caroline Feller Bauer

Leading Kids To Books Through Crafts by Caroline Feller Bauer, 145 pages

Caroline Feller Bauer is a children's librarian and a workshop presenter who has traveled the world.  This is a great book for children's librarians, elementary school teachers and librarians, and reading tutors.  This book is essentially how to motivate children to read or to listen to stories being read to them by tying a craft activity in with  the theme of the story.  For instance,  painting a rock to look like a lady bug and reading Eric Carle's  the Grouchy Ladybug.  Or, making stick puppets modeled after characters from a story.  This book is published by the American Library Association.  Parents with young children may also enjoy doing the crafts with their children and then sharing a story or poem with them.

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