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Each board book kit includes 20 copies of the same board book, for Unison Reading
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
I Went Walking
Machines at Work
Moo, Baa, La La La
My Amazing Day
Peek a Boo Baby
Tickle My Ears
Tip Tip Dig Dig
Touch the Brightest Star
Zoom Zoom Baby
Animal Play Kit: Soft and squeezy dinosaurs; soft and squeezy wild animals; 8 Folkmanis puppets
Baby Play Kit: Eight balls with cool stuff inside; soft and safe building blocks; soft and safe washable alphabet blocks
Home and Community Play Kit: Magnetic vehicles; tool tote with tools; wooden veggies and other food to cut; pots and pans
Magnet Play Kit: Iron filing discovery discs; magnet wands; magnetic forces discovery kits; magnet discover board REQUIRES SUPERVISION
Large Motor Kit 1, Drums & Sticks: 6-foot parachute; 18 drums with sticks; 24 sets of rhythm sticks; Greg and Steve Kids in Action CD
Large Motor Kit 2, Bean Bags & Shakers: 12-foot parachute; 24 bean bags; 25 musical instruments; Greg and Steve Kids in Motion CD
Large Motor Kit 3, Scarves & Eggs: 6-foot parachute; 22 scarves; 24 ribbon wands; 30 shaker eggs; Putumayo Kids' World Playground CD; Ribbons and Rhythm CD; Mix CD
Large Motor Kit 4, More Scarves & Eggs: 6-foot parachute; 46 scarves; 24 shaker eggs; 30 ribbon wands; Mix CD
Everything you need--books, props, music, and large motor materials--to make a storytime work.
ABC-123: Books: Anno's Counting Book (Big Book); Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Martin); Counting Crocodiles (Sierra); Diez, Nueve, Ocho (Bang); Eating the Alphabet (Ehlert); The Letters are Lost (Ernst); The Lifesize Animal Counting Book; Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of Kindergarten (Slate); Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten (Slate); One Duck Stuck (Root--Big Book); One Monkey Too Many (Koller); Ten, Nine, Eight (Bang); Tomorrow's Alphabet (Shannon) Recordings: ABC-123 Mix CD; Props: Alphabet floor puzzle; Chicka Chicka Book Boom tree and letters; Crocodile puppet; Miss Bindergarten doll; One Duck Stuck story kit; Five Green and Speckled Frogs mitt; Count on Me learning game.
Around the World: Manuals: Story program manual; The Story Vine (Pellowski) Picture Books: Alone in the Foresti (Shyam); Antarctic Antics (Sierra); The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred (Vamos); Chirchir Is Singing (cunnane); Hush! A thai Lullaby (Ho); Koala Lou (Fox); Moon Rope (Ehlert); One Grain of Rice (Demi); Skip Across the Ocean (Benjamin); So Say the Little Monkeys (van Laan); The Trouble with Trolls (Brett); Who Is the Beast? (Baker); Who Says a Dog Goes Bow Wow? (De Zutter) Props: Who Is the Beast felt kit; Globe; Nesting dolls; Sand molds of world landmarks; Thumb piano; Scarves for dancing Recordings: Mix CD; A Child's Celebration of the World CD; Putumayo World Playground CD.
Babies: Manual: Story program manual Picture Books: Babies (Asquith); Baby Knows Best (Henderson); Close Your Eyes (Banks); Daddy's Lullaby (Bradman); The Difference Between Babies and Cookies (Hanson); Found (Yoon); Grump (Wong); I Kissed the Baby (Murphy); Little Poems for Tiny Ears (Oliver); '"More, More, More," Said the Baby (Williams); My Big Brother (Fisher); Peekaboo Morning (Isadora); Time to Get Dressed! (Salvadier); The Twins' Blanket (Yum); What the Baby Hears (Godwin); Where Is My Mommy? (Downing) Props: Dolls; Kittens in a basket puppet; Bag of baby supplies; Five Little Babies felt story; Dinosaur in egg puppet Recording: Babies Mix CD
Bears: Manual: Story program manual Picture Books: Ten Bears in My Bed; The Bear Went Over the Mountain; Copy Me Copycub; Goldilocks and the Three Bears; It's the Bear; Let's Go Home, Little Bear; Moon game; Number One, Tickle Your Tun; Poppy the Panda; Sleepy Bears; The Teddy Bears' Pictnic; Where's My Teddy? Props: Goldilocks and tthe Three Bears felt story; Sleepy Bears felt story; Black bear puppet; Panda puppet with blue ribbon; Stamp pad and 5 bear stamps Recordings: Teddy Bear's Picnic by Rosen.
Being Brave: Manual: Story program manual Picture Books: 999 Tadpoles (Kimura); Brave Little Chicken (Byrd); Bully (Seeger); Can't Scare Me (Bryan); Don't Play with Your Food (Shea); The Firefighters' Thanksgiving (Boelts); Little Dog Lost (Carnesi); Loon Baby (Griffin); My First Day (Jenkins and Page); My Lucky Day (Kasza); Ol'Mama Squirrel (Stein); Rhyming Dust Bunnies (Thomas); Spike the Mixed-Up Monster (Hood); Tiger in My Soup (Sheth); When Lions Roar (Harris) Props: Rhyming Dust Bunnies felt story; The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything felt story; Obstacle course--beams, colored spots, cones, stepping stones Recording: Mix CD
Big and Bad: Manual: Story program manual Picture Books: Do Like Duck Does (Hindley); Duck, Duck, Goose A Coyote's on the Loose! (Beaumont); Eek! There's a Mouse in the House (Yee); Go Away, Big Green Monster (Emberley); Hog-Eye (Meddaugh); How Chipmunk Got His Stripes (Bruchac); Hungry Hen (Warking); It's a Tiger! (LaRochelle); Mabela the Clever (MacDonald); Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile (Paye); The Paper Bag Princess (Munsch); Shrek (Steig); That's Not a Good Idea (Willems); There's No Such Thing as a Dragon (Kent); Tippy-Toe Chick, Go! (Shannon); The Wolf Is Coming! (MacDonald); The Wolf Who Cried Boy (Hartman) Props: The Paper Bag Princess felt story; Wolf, bear, squirrel, chipmunk, and crocodile puppets Recording: Mix CD
Big and Grey: Picture Books: Chubbo's Pool (Lewin); Elmer (McKee); Five Minute's Peace (Murphy); Have You Seen Elephant? (Barrow); Hippos Go Berserk (Boynton); How to Catch an Elephant (Schwartz); Just a Little Bit (Tompert); A Porcupine Named Fluffy (Lester); Rhinos Play Soccer (Mammano); The Right Number of Elephants (Sheppard); Seven Little Hippos (Thaler); Strictly No Elephants (Matchev); Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros? (Silverstein) Props: Elmer kit; Peanut Butter and Jelly Kit; Elephant and hippopotaumus puppets Recording: Mix CD
Birds: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: The Baby BeeBee Bird (Massie); Baby Bird's First Nest (Asch); Chicken Little (Kellogg); Clever Crow (DeFelice); Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck (Peters); Come Along, Daisy (Simmons); Edward the Emu (Knowles); Five Little Ducks (Raffi--Board Book); A Hat for Minerva Louise (Stoeke); Henny Penny (Wattenberg); Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise (Taylor); In the Rain with Baby Duck (Hest); The Nesting Quilt (Falwell); Tacky the Penguin (Lester); Wolf's Chicken Stew (Kasza); You Can Do It, Bert (Konnecke). PROPS: Edward the Emu kit; Owl and owlet puppets; Bluebirds in nest puppet; Penguin puppet; Five Little Ducks mitt; RECORDINGS: Love Is in the Middle CD; Rise and Shine CD
Cats and Mice: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Cat Tricks (Baker); Cats by Mother Goose (Lucas); Duncan and Dolores (Samuels); Grumpy Cat (Teckentrup); A Kitten Tale (Rohman); Kitten Up a Tree (Kanao); Kitten's First Full Moon (Henkes); The Lion and the Mouse (Pinkney); Mama Cat Has Three Kittens (Fleming); Mice; Mouse Paint (Walsh); Posy (Newbery); So Many Cats (DeRegniers); Then Little Mice (Dunbar--Big Book); Three Little Kittens (Galdone); PROPS: Ten Little Mice dolls; Kitten, cat and can, gray mouse, white mouse and cat puppets; Kidstamp and pad; RECORDING: Mix CD
Colors: MANUALS: Story Program Manual; Colors; Ideas for using mix CD; PICTURE BOOKS: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See (Martin); A Color of His Own (Lionni); Fall Is Not Easy (Kelley); Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? (Bunting); Is It Red? Is It Yellow? Is It Blue? (Hoban); Lemons Are Not Red (Seeger); Mix It Up (Tullet); The Mixed-Up Chameleon (Carle); Monkey Colors (Lunde); Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present (Zolotow); Planting a Rainbow (Ehlert); Press Here (Tullet); A Rainbow of My Own (Freeman); Ranibow Rhino (Sis); White Is for Blueberry (Shannon); PROPS: Parachute; Scarves; Chameleon puppet; Color seals mitt; Brown Bear felt kit; Traffic light felt kit; Colors in Motion felt kit; Little Mouse, Little Mouse game; RECORDING: Mix CD
Dinosaurs: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Can I Have a Stegaosaurus, Mom? (Grambling); Digger Dog (Bee); The Dinosaur Who Lived in My Backyard (Hennessey); Dinotrux (Gall); Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs (Sabuda--Pop-up); Four and Twenty Dinosaurs (Most); Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs (Willems); How Big Were Dinosaurs (Judge); How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? (Yolen); I'm Bad! (McMullan); Model a Monster (Caket); Patrick;s Dinosaurs (Carrick); Prehistoric Pinkerton (Kellogg); Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp (Shields); T is for Terrible (McCarty); T. Rex (French); PROPS: Funny dinosaurs mitt; T-Rex puppet; Dinosaur fabric; Patrick's Dinosaurs felt kit; Shape by Shape felt kit; Spinosaurus Tooth; T-Rex Tooth; RECORDING: Mix CD
Farms: PICTURE BOOKS: The Big Red Barn (Brown); The Big Sneeze (Brown); Bob (Pearson); Clip-Clop (Smee); Don't Get Lost! (Hutchins); Extra Cheese, Please (Peterson); Farmer Brown Goes Round and Round (Sloat); Farmer Duck (Waddell--Big Book); Farmyard Beat (Craig); Giggle, Giggle, Quack (Cronin); Jack (DePaola); Oh Dear (Campbell); Oh, What a Noisy Farm (Ziefert); Old MacDonald Had a Farm (Pearson); Rosie's Walk (Hutchins); PROPS: Baa Baa Black Sheet mitt; Hen and Duck puppets; Something in My Garden felt kit; Shaker eggs; RECORDINGS: We All Live Together CD; Mix CD
Feelings: PICTURE BOOKS: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible...(Viorst); Come Along, Daisy (Simmons); Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (Willems); Don't Worry Bear (Foley); Go Away Big Green Monster (Emberley); A Good Day (Henkes); Good Job, Little Bear (Waddell); How Do You Wokka-Wokka (Bluemle); Little Fish, Lost (Van Laan); My Many Colored Days (Seuss); Mr. Tiger Goes Wild (Brown); Pouch! (Stein); Teddy Bear Tears (Aylesworth); Today I Feel Silly (Curtis); Why Do You Cry? Not a Sob Story (Klise); PROPS: Kangaroo and baby puppets; Finger puppets for Pouch--bunny, bird, bee, and joey; Five in the Bed felt kit; Emotions photographs kit; Go Away Big Green Monster felt kit; RECORDING: Mix CD
Imagination: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Adventures of Beekle the Unimaginary Friend (Santat); How Do You Wokka Wokka (Bluemle); I Made a Mistake (Nerlove); It's an Orange Aardvark! (Hall); Jimmy Lee Did It! (Cummings); No Peas for Nellie (Demarest); Not a Box (Portois); Open Me, I'm a Dog (Spiegelman); Pig Pig and the Magic Photo Album (McPhail); Pigs to the Rescue (Himmelman); The Very Worst Monster (Hutchins); Would They Love a Lion (Denton); If You Give a Moose a Muffin (Numeroff--Big Book); PROPS: Props for If You Give a Moose a Muffin; Rabbit in Hat puppet; Dragon puppet; Kidstamp and pad; It Looked Like Spilt Milk felt kit; RECORDING: Tony Chestnut CD
Insects and Spiders: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Alpha Bugs (Carter); Hey, Little Ant (Hoose); Hi Butterfly (Gomi); Hi Fly Guy (Arnold); I Love Bugs! (Dodd); If at First You Do Not See (Brown); Inch by Inch (Lionni); Little Miss Spider (Kirk); Spider on the Floor (Raffi); Spiders (Bishop); Ten Little Caterpillars (Martin); Tiny Little Fly (Rosen); UnBEElievables (Florian); The Very Busy Spider (Carle); The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Carle); Waiting for Wings (Ehlert); PROPS: Butterflies and bugs felt kit; 5 Bees/5 Ladybugs felt kit; The Very Hungry Caterpillar felt kit; Caterpillar/butterfly puppet; Spider hand puppet; Butterfly fabric; RECORDINGS: Insects, Bugs & Squiggly Things (CD); Boogy Woogie Bugs CD
Mischief: MANUALS: Kit Manual; Parachute Play Book; PICTURE BOOKS: Abiyoyo (with CD) (Seeger); Alice the Fairy (Shannon); Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock (Kimmel); The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash (Noble); I Ain't Gonna Paint No More (Beaumont); Jimmy Lee Did It (Cummings); Nine-in-One, Grr! Grr! (Xiong); Piggies (Wood); Pinkerton, Behave (Kellogg); Tops and Bottoms (Stevens); Where the Wild Things Are (Sendak); PROPS: Goldilocks and the Three Bears felt kit; 5 Little Ducks mitt; 5 Little monkeys finger puppets; 3 Wild Things puppets; Instruments; Parachute RECORDING: Nora's Room (Harper)
Music: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: All God's Critters (Staines); Bantam of the Opera (Auch); Dance Away (Shannon); The Deaf Musicians (Seeger); I Got the Rhythm (Schofield-Morrison); LIttle Pig Joins the Band (Costello); Lizard's Song (Shannon); The Maestro Plays (Martin); Music Everywhere (Aimera); Peanut Butter and Jelly (Westcott); Sing, Sophie! (Dodds); Shake My Sillies Out (Raffi); What a Wonderful World (Weiss and Thiele); PROPS: BINGO felt kit; The Trumpet Went Toot, Toot felt kit; Rhythm instruments; Musical fabric; Ribbon sticks; RECORDINGS: Mix CD; Kids in Action (Greg and Steve
Nature Trip: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Actual Size (Jenkins); All God's Critters (Staines); Can You See Me? (Lewin); Chameleon, Chameleon (Cowley); If You Find a Rock (Christian); In the Tall, Tall Grass (Fleming); One Little Mouse (Chaconas); Over in the Meadow (Galdone); Owl Lake (Tejima); Possom's Harvest Moon (Hunter); Rabbits and Raindrops (Arnosky); Waiting for Wings (Ehlert); Where's Mouse? (Baker); The Wide-Mouthed Frog (Faulkner); PROPS: Over in the Meadow storytelling wheel; Night Creatures felt kit; Frog mitt; Frog, rabbit and chameleon puppets; RECORDING: Mix CD
Noisy Stories: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Bear Snores On (Wilson); Bob (Pearson); Daisy Says If You're Happy and You Know It (Simmons); Dog's Noisy Day (Dodds); Horace and Morris Join the Chorus (Howe); How Loud Is a Lion? (Beaton); The Loudest Roar (Taylor); Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! (Fleming); No, David! (Shannon); Old MacDonald Had a Workshop (Shulman); Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? (Martin--Big Book); Quack, Daisy, Quack (Simmons); The Scrubbly-Bubbly Car Wash (O'Garden); The Very Quiet Cricket (Carle--board book); Wiggle Waggle (London); PROPS: Gong and mallet; Polar Bear storytelling kit; Wiggle waggle storytelilng set; Old MacDonald mitt; Rooser and tiger cub puppets; RECORDING: Mix CD
Nonsense: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Bark, George (Feiffer); Big Bad Bubble (Rubin); Click, Clack, Moo (Cronin); The Day Jimmy's Boa At the Wash (Noble); Dog in Charge (Going); Down by the Bay (Raffi); Hattie and the Fox (Fox); In Enzio's Splendid Gardens (Polacco); Just Another Ordinary Day (Clement); King Bidgood's in the Bathtub (Wood); Nothing Like a Puffin (Soltis); Silly Sally (Wood--board book); Such a Silly Baby (Lorig); Wiggle (Cronin); PROPS: I Eat My Peas felt kit; Hattie and the Fox felt kit; I Know and Old Lady kit; Silly Sally kit; Five Little Monkeys kit; Cow and Duck finger puppets; Snake puppet; Kidstamp and pad; RECORDINGS: Mix CD; Rumble to the Bottom (Colleen and Uncle Squaty)
Oceans: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Baby Beluga (Raffi); Don't Eat the Teacher (Ward); Fish Eyes (Ehlert); Following Papa's Song (Marino); House for Hermit Crab (Carle); In the Sea (Elliot); Is this a House for Hermit Crab? (McDonald); Ocean Parade Counting Book (MacCarthy); Rainbow Fish (Pfister--big book); Swim, Fish! (Neuman); Swimmny (Lionni); Ten Little Fish (Wood); This Is Not My Hat (Klassen); Turtle Island (Sherry); What's in a Deep Blue Sea? (Carter); PROPS: Beluga, fish, octopus, crab puppets; 10 Little Fish felt kit; Folder story; Box of shells; RECORDINGS: Mix CD; Baby Beluga (Raffi)
Outdoors Wisconsin: MANUALS; PICTURE BOOKS: Antler, Bear, Canoe (Bowen); Feathers for Lunch (Ehlert); The First Snowfall (Rockwell); Fishing at Long Pond (George); Five Little Ducks (Raffi); In Grandpa's Woods (Addy/Akins); In the Tall, Tall Grass (Fleming); Loon Lake (Hirschi); Otters Under Water (Arnosky); Raccoon on His Own (Arnosky); Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf (Ehlert); Time to Sleep (Fleming); Up North at the Cabin (Chall); We're Going on a Bear Hunt (Rosen); PROPS: Five Little Ducks (mother and 5 ducklings) puppets; Five little ducks mitt; Raccoon in garbage can puppet; porcupine, chipmunk and otter puppets; RECORDINGS: Loon sounds; Rise and Shine (Raffi)
Outer Space: MANUALS: Manual; Space Songs for Children; PICTURE BOOKS: Alistair in Outer Space (Sadler); Astro Bunnies (Loomis); Astronaut's Handbook (McCarthy); Gravity (Shin); The Great Big Green (Gifford); Here in Space (Milgrim); Higher! Higher! (Patricelli); I Want to Be an Astronaut (Barton); Kitten's First Full Moon (Henkes); Moo Cow Kaboom! (Hurd); Moon Plane (McCarty); Mooncake (Asch); Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I'm Off to the Moon (Yaccarino); If You Decide to Go to the Moon (McNulty); PROPS: Alien in spaceship puppet; Atomic age finger puppets; Astronaut photo; Four little rockets felt kit; The Earth Turns Around photos (for use with song on CD); RECORDING: Mix CD
Rabbits: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: Bunny Cakes (Wells); Duck! Rabbit! (Rosenthal); Little Bunny's Sleepless Night (Roth); Little White Rabbit (Henkes); Max Cleans Up (Wells); My Friend Rabbit (Rohmann); Pat the Bunny (Kunhardt); Peek-a-Boo Bunny (Surplice); Pickin' Peas (MacDonald); Read to Your Bunny (Wells); Tom Rabbit (Waddell); Tops and Bottoms (Stevens); PROPS: Tops and Bottoms felt kit; Rabbit photographs; Little Nutbrown Hare beanie; Rabbit doll with dress; 5 white rabbit finger puppets; brown rabbit puppet; RECORDING: Mix CD
Sensory Storytime: MANUALS: Sensory Storytime Guide; Using Contents of this Kit; Suggestions for Games with Riverstones; PICTURE BOOKS: Dog's Colorful Day (Dodd); Freight Train (Crews); I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean (Sherry--one hardcover and 12 board books); Press Here (Tullet); RECORDINGS: 28 Instant Songgames; Cool Bananas; Focusing Rhythms; The Second Line; PROPS: Dog's Colorful Day felt kit; Freight Train felt kit; SCHEDULING AIDS: Time timer (needs batteries); 18 laminated cards for visual schedule; Velcro scheduling strip for visual schedule; ACTIVITY EQUIPMENT: Bean bags; weighted beanbags; shaker eggs; scarves; river stones; fabric tube; sensory tub with fidgets
Winter: MANUAL; PICTURE BOOKS: 50 Below Zero (Munsch); All You Need for a Snowman (Schertle); Big Snow (Bean); Charley's First Night (Hest); Everything for Winter (Charner); Froggy Gets Dressed (London); Frozen Noses (Carr); The Hat (Brett); The Jacket I Wear in the Snow (Neitzel); The Lonely Scarecrow (Preston); Oh! (Henkes); Snip, Snap, Snow (Poydar); Snowballs (Ehlert); Snow Day (Joosse); Winter Eyes (Florain); Winter Lullaby (Seuling); PROPS: The Jacket I Wear in the Snow felt kit; Mittens matching game; Froggy Gets Dressed kit; Polar Bear puppet; RECORDING: Winter Mix CD