Each program is adapted to correspond with the ages of it's listeners. Please indicate the program you would like on your request form.
For her younger listeners, Beverly includes her "magic pocket" storytelling apron, props, singing, puppets and lots of participation. She also brings Pinkenello Fluff, her dancing marionette, for extra fun.
Ohio Content Standards
Language Arts: 1) Using active listening strategies to identify the main idea and gain information from oral presentation. 2) Attend to speakers stories, poems and songs.
Life Science: Demonstrate an understanding of the differences between fantasy and reality (e.g. talking flowers and animals).
English Language Arts - Exposure to a wide range of literature from many periods in many genres.
Fabulous Folk & Fairy Tale Fun!
This lively program includes stories from around the world with many positive messages and lots of fun. Folktales and fairy tales contain elements of magic, suspense, drama and inspiration. Very often, their simple truths warm the hearts of younger children and help them to deal with the dilemmas of every day life. Many well known tales are featured in this program.
Wildlife Wonders & Whimsies
Lions and tigers and bears...oh yes! This interactive program includes stories about wild animals found in different places (countries,continents, and/or ecosystems) around the world - or at the ZOO. Lots of interaction and fun! Characters may include a monkey drawing a picture for his mamma, some fishes in an itty-bitty pool, a few beboppin' bears and more. Lots of rhythm and rhyme.
Tales from the Pet Shop
Young children love animal stories! Beverly tells stories about animals you might find at the Pet Shop. Characters might include dogs, cats, fish, turtles or a bird with a very, very, long name and more. Children can easily relate to pet shop animals because of contact with them in their daily lives.
All for Fall
In this program students will learn about the signs of fall: harvest, apples, pumpkins, scarecrows, falling leaves, animals getting ready for winter, football and more. Of course, every fall program has to include Johnny Appleseed! Using stories, songs, movement, rhythm and rhyme, children will learn while having as much fun as jumping in a pile of crunchy leaves.
'Tomb' it may concern: October is the perfect month celebrating the traditions of Halloween! This program can include screeching bats, flying ghosts, colorful scarecrows, pumpkins, black cats, and of course, "ghost" stories. Each program is designed with its listener’s age in mind. Other components of this program can include props, puppets and singing. For these younger children, developmentally appropriate Halloween tales and activities are used.
Stories of snow, snowflakes, penguins, animals in the winter, snowmen, sledding and more reinforce the symbols of this season. Folktales, nature tales and tales from around the world will delight listeners as they learn.
What happens when the cold lady swallowed some snow? How does winter relate to why bears have a stumpy tales? These questions will be answered and many more. In the cold, cold winter - these tales will warm the heart of the listener.
This lively program includes nature tales, folktales, animal stories and more. Stories are an excellent way for children to get positive and instructive messages. In symbolic language, stories reassure children that eventually they, too, will grow big and wise enough to contend with the trials they face in their own lives. Story content includes self esteem, feelings & honesty and more. Traditional storytelling, props, participation, singing, storytelling apron, and puppets are included. Listeners will join right in, laugh out loud and stop and think.
These tales will tempt the children’s taste buds! One story includes a big Aiken Drum prop covered with food. What would a caterpillar find to eat in a picnic basket? That Aunt Hilda ate the whole birthday cake -oh, goodness sake! This program satisfies your hunger for stories.
Down on the Farm
This program includes tales, songs and lots of interactive fun with farm animals, growing food, and life on the farm. The children will see that with cooperation, a huge, giant, enormous carrot can be pulled from the ground. A pesky rabbit is nibbling in the vegetable garden - how would YOU feel? The lively sounds of farm animals punctuate this program.
Destination. . . Mexico!
Stories help us understand different cultures. Run, run as fast as you can - can YOU catch the Tortilla Man? How strong IS that little red ant? Can the little bee get the goats to leave the garden? Be it culture, food, animals or more - this high-spirited program will touch on Mexican and other Hispanic lore. A blend of old and new stories will take us on a lively trip.