Presentations for Teachers & Librarians

Content Summary
I typically present in-depth workshops that are between three and six hours in length, depending on your group’s scheduling needs. Please contact me for my speaking rates, availability, and any other questions you have.

“BOOKS IN BLOOM: Using Puppets, Props and Pizzazz to Bring Your Storytimes to Life and Build Students’ Literacy Skills

As children enter our libraries and classrooms from a multi-media world, we have new challenges in helping them grasp important literacy fundamentals.  Collectively fostering these skills and instilling a love of literature requires creativity, quality, and pizzazz. This workshop showcases ideas for creative methods of integrating early literacy concepts into weekly storytimes or daily lessons. Suggestions for sharing children’s literature in alternative ways are also demonstrated. Both simple and complex presentation ideas are included, as well as an overview of rudimentary puppetry techniques.

Quotes from Participants

“Not only was Kim absolutely compelling, her puppets and props were outstanding. She was so engaging, and all of the staff agreed that it was one of the best workshops we have attended — anywhere.”

“Kimberly is amazing. She has an energy that is contagious. I felt like a kid for the past hour and a half and it was great!”

“I have been attending preschool and library workshops for over 20 years and this was one of the best ever!”

“Fantastic — where’s she been all my storytelling life?!  happy face!  More, more, more of her!!”