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Kids Yoga Story Kit: The Grateful Crane - A Story from Japan - Storytime Yoga. Product Description Kids Yoga Story Kit: The Grateful Crane - A Story from Japan Description: The Storytime Yoga® Kids Club Yoga Story Kit features the Japanese folktale of The Grateful Crane retold by pioneering storyteller and kids yoga teacher Sydney Solis.

Kids Yoga Story Kit: The Grateful Crane - A Story from Japan - Storytime Yoga

An old man frees a trapped crane and reaps unexpected gifts for his kindness to the bird. These completely downloadable and printable materials include the featured written story with accompanying Kamishibai storytelling cards, perfect for the e-reader or iPad to encourage retelling of the story orally by the parent or child.

Or print them out on your home printer to make traditional storytelling cards! Kindle Edition on Amazon (Kamishibai cards not available to print in Amazon edition.) Resources - Summer Reading Programs - LibGuides at American Library Association. Effective Out-of-School Time Reading Programs. Proficient readers often take the act of reading for granted.

Effective Out-of-School Time Reading Programs

Whether we're glancing at street signs, reading the morning paper, or reviewing e-mail, reading is just one more thing we do as we go about our daily routines. For many children, however, learning to read is far from simple. Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) indicate that a large percentage of students are not meeting reading standards. In 2003, just 31 percent of fourth-graders, and 32 percent of eighth-graders, performed at or above the proficient level in reading (National Center for Education Statistics, 2004). Among children who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, a key indicator of poverty, just 15 percent of fourth graders and 16 percent of eighth graders performed at the proficient level.

When children don't master these increasingly complex reading skills on schedule, the negative effects spill over to other content areas. Back to top Out-of-School Time Research. Collaborative Summer Library Program – 2017 Children’s Program: Build a Better World. Programming, materials, and activities for elementary-aged children should be a core part of every library’s offerings year-round.

Collaborative Summer Library Program – 2017 Children’s Program: Build a Better World

Traditionally, summer reading programs are designed to encourage elementary-aged children to keep reading during summer vacation. Preventing the “summer slide” continues to be the main objective of summer reading programs. For many families with elementary-aged children, the public library is the only community space available during the summer months where they can access free educational and cultural enrichment activities and programs. The benefits of summer reading programming for children: Children are motivated to read.Children develop positive attitudes about reading, books, and the library.Children maintain their reading skills during summer vacation.Children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery.Children have access to experiences through which they can learn to work cooperatively. Collaborative Summer Library Program – 2017 Adult Program: Build a Better World. 1000+ images about SRP 2017 - Build a Better World on Pinterest.

Collaborative Summer Library Program – National Summer Reading Champion. 2016 National Summer Reading Champion Kate DiCamillo International Bestseller U.S.

Collaborative Summer Library Program – National Summer Reading Champion

National Ambassador For Young People’s Literature Two-Time Newbery Medal Winner Dear Readers, When I was a kid, I lived in a small town in central Florida called Clermont. That library was a magical place for me – a place of possibility, safety, and promise. My greatest hope is that each of you has the chance to feel the same way about your own library. Kwame Alexander is the 2017 Summer Reading Champion! Author and poet Kwame Alexander has been named the 2017 Collaborative Summer Library Program National Summer Reading Champion for the “Build a Better World” theme.

Kwame Alexander is the 2017 Summer Reading Champion!

Titles by this author include Booked, The Crossover, Surf’s up, a picture book, and He Said She Said, a young adult novel. He has received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the Most Distinguished Contribution to American literature for Children, the Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor, The NCTE Charlotte Huck Honor, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, and the Paterson Poetry Prize. Kwame Alexander is very passionate about spreading his love for literature.

How Will You ‘Build a Better World’? - ALSC Blog. The Collaborative Summer Library Program theme for 2017’s summer reading program is ‘Build a Better World’, and for me as a youth services librarian, ‘building a better world’ means getting my community to feel they are making a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others.

How Will You ‘Build a Better World’? - ALSC Blog

This summer, we have the chance to do something really big and truly wonderful. Consider the possibilities: Take the book Luis Paints the World. Why not start a public art project created by the children of your neighborhood? Consider the book On Meadowview Street and how you can use it to introduce the concept backyard habitats or even a community garden at your libraryAsk your Friends group to help sponsor a Little Free Library that your kids create during a STEM program. I hope you will follow your heart, do something you have never tried before, engage your entire community and make them look back on the summer of 2017 and be proud. Today’s guest blogger is Jonathan Dolce.