Stories with Brittany

Being in lockdown doesn’t mean we can’t go on an adventure together!

Join me every Monday 11:00-12:00 for a live storytime session.

Ages 4-10 on Zoom.

Get your tickets HERE.

We love books! While libraries are closed, these apps are our go-to for books:

Overdrive
Libby

Overdrive/Libby: One or the other (or both) are usually available on all devices. Use your library card to access hundreds of books!

Kindle Unlimited: It’s an investment, but it doesn’t have to be a long-term one. You can “borrow” up to 10 books at a time in this subscription program.

Resources:

Monday, 18 January Recap: Lost and Found

Books:

Poem:

Lost it, Found it by Mandy Coe

Art: The Art Institute of Chicago has some great resources that accompany this work by René Magritte.

Time Transfixed
1938, René Magritte, Belgian, 1898–1967
(Art Institute of Chicago)

René Magritte often painted in a surrealist style. Visit Tate Kids to find out more about this type of art. Then try to create your own surrealist scene by cutting out images from magazines!

Print this blank map out and have your children create a scene. They can use this map as the springboard for an adventure story!

Today we created our own story incorporating René Magritte’s Time Transfixed called, Lost and Found. Use the directions below to create your book. Children can add their own pictures of the “clock” and “mum’s gifts” on the pages that are missing illustrations. Enjoy!

Waterman’s Theatre has commissioned some fabulous productions of Greek Myths and Adventures! Parents, be sure to preview the shows to make sure they are age-appropriate for your children.

Adventures with Shakespeare: Find out in this recent talk between Sarah MacKenzie (Read Aloud Revival) and Ken Ludwig, about how to share Shakespearean adventures with your children!

Monday, 11 January Recap: Snowy Adventures

Books:

Poems:

  • January by John Foster

Free Story Puppets PDF: Create your own stories by using these characters!

This week we created a story together called, Fiona Catches the Snow! Follow the directions to create your own “book” and add the illustrations.

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