Thursday, June 26, 2008

Summertime cutting and pasting

A creative bunch of kids had a grand time making turtle and insect puppets right here in Maine at the North Gorham Library today. The art activity followed an interactive story time with SCOOT! and TURTLE SPLASH! 

Monday, June 16, 2008

Lawrence Library loves turtles!

A lively crowd 
of 244 kids and parents helped produce performances of SCOOT! and TURTLE SPLASH! last week at the Lawrence Public Library in Kansas. Librarians Linda Clay and Joyce Steiner did a fabulous job with preparations, the kids enjoyed the crafts and snacks  after the program, and Raven Bookstore handled brisk book sales. A special thanks to Sandy Garrett for all the arrangements.
  (photos: Chuck Garrett, SEP)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Story Walk!

Once again, the amazing Kirsten Cappy has produced a grand  adventure for kids! She has teamed with Tory Rogers, MD, Program Director of the Kid's CO-OP (a division of the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center) and Physician Advisor for the LET'S GO!  program, and Diane Skog from Raising Readers to create a "Story Walk" --a wonderful project to get kids reading and moving for a healthy life. Kirsten cleverly designed weather resistant signs that feature the pages of SCOOT!, plus additional illustrations for acting out the animal actions from the book. Children and their families can follow along a path from page to page as they leap, scamper, lurch and wriggle their way through the story.  The SCOOT! Story Walk debuted on the playground at the Morse School in Freeport, Maine today with an  eager bunch of first graders on a beautiful picture-postcard day. For more of Kirsten's photos, click here. For a news article about Story Walk, click here.
The SCOOT! Story Walk Kit will soon be available to libraries, schools, nature centers and museums. Contact Kirsten at Curious City for more information: or 207.699.2755.