Thursday, April 7, 2011

Whose Shoes? Traveling Trunk

Our celebration of Whose Shoes? A Shoe for Every Job (the Pennsylvania One Book Every Young Child selection for 2011) continued with exploration of the Traveling Trunk. The Traveling Trunk is developed by museum educators to help expand upon the concepts in Whose Shoes? A Shoe for Every Job. Each trunk is filled with fun book-related activities, games and manipulatives for young children, as well as a guide for librarians and educators that encourages use of the trunk contents in activities that are aligned with the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards.

For Sleepytime Tales and Wee Reads we set up stations for our library friends to explore. Thursday morning we also had the added benefit of Polskie Bajki (Polish Tales) and we had special guest Ms. Margaret read Whose Shoes and A Pair of Socks by Stuart J. Murphy in Polish.

Concepts from the trunk we explored:



Careers/Community Helpers
-Storybook Puppet Theater

Math and Measuring
-graphing what size our feet are

-designing our own shoes

The stage for Storybook Puppet Theater

Office Friday and Firefighter Frank

More puppets to use in the theater

Lacing area to get lots of practice

Another lacing puzzle

Match the shoes!

Lacing and tying activities to take home

Decorate your own footwear...using animal stamps!

More matching games

Safety materials from a Grandkit

Joey...ready for his next career!

Graphing and measuring station

How big are your feet?

Library friends exploring the stations

Ms Margaret showing us her lacing skills

Storybook Puppet Theater
"We're Friends!"

Ms. Margaret helped us tie and lace

A budding photographer

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