Touch the Brightest Star: Ready-To-Read Michigan's 2019 Children's Book

02/21/2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET


  • Free



Best Storytime Practices Webinar series with Jenifer Strauss


 In 2019, the Library of Michigan Ready to Read program will feature the book, Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson. This book is perfect for the 2019 Summer Reading Program theme; Space: A Universe of Stories. In this informative and interactive webinar, Storyteller and Narrative Consultant, Jenifer Strauss will feature Touch the Brightest Star and then give a plethora of ideas for building a storytime for your youngest patrons using this book and the 2019 SRP theme.

In this webinar you will:

  • Be introduced to the book: Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson with several examples for how to share with young audiences.
  • Learn songs about The Sun, The Stars and The Moon.
  • See and Tell interactive stories that coincide with the theme.
  • Learn how to add "Act it Out and Play Options" to the theme.
  • Watch demonstrations for two STEM activities perfect for young ones!

Your instructor for this webinar is Jenifer Strauss, Narrative Consultant, Story Be Told.

This project is made possible by grant funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) administered by the State of Michigan through the Library of Michigan.

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