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Sharing the Storytime Joy

by Teresa Walls | Jan 22, 2019

Welcome to our weekly blog post - Sharing the Storytime Joy! Today's post is by Teresa, who works with children and families in Children's Services at the Main Library.

Remember the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff? I recommend you check it out. Paul Galdone's is probably the closest to the original.

cover image of Galdone's Three Billy Goats Gruff

In Jerry Pinkney’s version, the endpapers give a different, more upbeat view of the Troll at the end of the story.

cover image of Three Billy Goats Gruff by Pinkney

I shared the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff during storytime recently. Participants helped retell the Billy Goats Gruff with flannelboard pieces I had made.

flannelboard pieces for Three Billy Goats Gruff

We all had a great time repeating "trip, trap, trip, trap" as each goat traveled over the bridge.

Flannelboard stories and homemade puppets are fun ways to allow children to interact with a story and with you. This interaction promotes oral language development as the story is retold. Besides that, it’s a fun way to spend time together!

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