Are you wondering how pockets can help your preschool, kindergarten, or early childhood learners?
Watch this video clip for some fresh ideas about how simple everyday pockets can benefit your early childhood classroom.
Then take a look at the amazing pocket photos posted on this page. The first photo shows one of several walls of pockets created by the wonderful and enthusiastic students at an elementary school in Ridgway, PA in preparation for a visit by the popular early childhood Ohio author and professional storyteller, Christine Petrell Kallevig. Each student decorated a pocket, made something to put in it, and then wrote descriptive clues about the object. Here is a kit, lesson plans, and preschool pocket story ideas that were compiled by the King Co. Library System. There are so many great ideas for how to use free library resources!
TOP TEN REASONS POCKETS ARE GREAT LEARNING TOOLS
Pockets are naturally....
3. Supported by tons of FREE library resources!
TIP: ALL ABOUT POCKETS reviews and cross-references 85 different picture story books and poems that feature pockets!
2. Pockets are perfect for learning games, silly songs, short stories, and finger plays, all targeted at early childhood academic, social, and motor developmental goals. Pockets work great with reading games, too.
1. AND FINALLY, the number one reason pockets are great learning tools: The use of pockets is already planned and organized in 126 pages full of lessons and activities in the book, ALL ABOUT POCKETS! (Which is also inexpensive, sturdy, safe, practical, etc.)
Scroll down and look at the early childhood pocket themed books and the award-winning DVD, Storywatchers Club: Keys To Imagination, listed below. These are just a few of the GREAT pocket resources that are already out there, waiting for us!
Check your local library first, but if you want to read reviews, sample pages, or buy them now, just click on the links to Amazon.com where they have tons of current information and a secure credit card process.
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Author Christine Petrell Kallevig and her publisher Storytime Ink International strongly believe in the educational benefits of HANDS-IN education for preschool and primary children.
For a limited time and while supplies last, you can now get a copy of All About Pockets: Storytime Activities for Early Childhood for just one cent plus media mail postage.
Public ART is now public EDUCATION
Award-winning author Christine Petrell Kallevig wrote short articles about nine world-famous artists and their amazing outdoor sculptures in the Ohio cities of Cleveland, Akron, and Westlake. Then she developed language arts, math, art education, and social studies activities based on each sculpture and required Ohio standards.
Storywatchers Club: Keys To Imagination features Christine Kallevig telling the story, Penny's Paper Pocket, pages 40-42 in her book, All About Pockets. It also has five professional storytellers, including Barbara Schutzgruber (with her amazing string stories) and Charlotte Batin (dressed as Cinderella's fairy Godmother) and LOTS of funny, early childhood, kid-friendly puppetry and music. Click on the DVD picture to see all its awards and rave reviews!
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CLICK HERE ...to tell us why YOU love pockets, too. We'll add your reason to the Top Ten List! How have you used pockets in your preschool or kindergarten classroom? We'll share your ideas.
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