Bringing Heart and Mind into Storytime Using Books and Activities to Teach Empathy Tenacity Kindness and Other Big Ideas

Bringing Heart and Mind into Storytime  Using Books and Activities to Teach Empathy  Tenacity  Kindness  and Other Big Ideas
Author: Heather McNeil
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2022-04-30
ISBN: 1440877181
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bringing Heart and Mind into Storytime Using Books and Activities to Teach Empathy Tenacity Kindness and Other Big Ideas Book Excerpt:

The emotional challenges many children experience consume the time of teachers, exhaust parents, and sometimes lead children toward behaviors that prohibit social and academic success. Storytime to the rescue! Library storytimes prepare children for kindergarten; storytimes at home and in preschools allow teachers, parents, and children to think and talk about empathy and the importance of honoring your own and others' feelings. In Bringing Heart and Mind into Storytime, Heather McNeil teaches librarians and teachers how to use books to open conversations with children to teach such concepts as patience, tenacity, kindness, and teamwork. McNeil shares research on brain development, social-emotional learning, and the importance of play, but she also emphasizes maintaining the fun of storytime. She recommends songs, action rhymes, games, and crafts that contribute to fun and healthy storytimes. Extensive lists of recommended books will help readers find the right ones for their audience.