Story Time Kits


The 50 story time kits are available for checkout by parents of young children, teachers, and care providers to enhance story or reading time.  The kits include books, puppets, as well as suggested activities and  are designed for use with children preschool to third grade.

If you are a Rend Lake College Library Patron, you may submit a request for a story time kit electronically. If you are not a Rend Lake College Patron, you must request the story time kit through your local library. The story time kits were developed with grant funds provided by the Illinois State Library, a Division of the Office of Secretary of State, using federal LSTA funding.

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View Story Time Kit Topics

STK 1: Dental Care
STK 2: Arctic
STK 3: February Holidays
STK 4: Feelings: Love
STK 5: It’s Winter Time
STK 6: Seasons
STK 7: Let It Snow!!
STK 8: Spring Fever
STK 9: Traditional Christmas
STK 10: It’s Christmas Time
STK 11: Fall
STK 12: Summer
STK 13: What’s Your Name
STK 14: Thanksgiving
STK 15: Families
STK 16: Food
STK 17: Music
STK 18: Riddles/Jokes
STK 19: U.S.A./Patriotism
STK 20: Dr. Seuss
STK 21: Hats! Hats!
STK 22: Colors
STK 23: Bugs!
STK 24: Spring Holidays
STK 25: Rhyme
STK 26: Manners
STK 27: Shapes and Sizes
STK 28: Poetry
STK 29: Fairy Tales Revised
STK 30: Caterpillars/Butterflies
STK 31: Friendly Frogs
STK 32: Community Helpers
STK 33: Fun With Fish
STK 34: Weather
STK 35: Visiting the Farm
STK 36: Health/Nutrition
STK 37: Babies
STK 38: Exploring the Zoo
STK 39: Who lives in the Jungle
STK 40: ABC
STK 41: Birds
STK 42: Dinosaurs
STK 43: An Old Lady
STK 44: Growing Things
STK 45: In the Ocean/In the Sea
STK 46: Numbers
STK 47: Planet Earth
STK 48: Under the Big Top
STK 49: What Do I Hear?
STK 50: Animals
 

 
 Dental Care

STK 1: Kit Contents

  • Learn to Brush Demo Kit ( set of teeth and toothbrush)
  • “Going to the Dentist” ( book)
  • “Brushing Well” (book) “Your Teeth” ( book)
  • Activity Pages (pages 1–12)

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

“Food for Healthy Teeth” (book)
“Little Bear Brushes His Teeth” (book)
“Andrew’s Loose Tooth” (book)
“My Tooth is About to Fall Out” (book)
“ Franklin and the Tooth Fairy” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Arctic

STK 2: Kit Contents

  • “Brrr! A Book About Polar Animals” (book)
  • “ Antarctica” (book)
  • “Snow Bear” (book)
  • “Heart of the Arctic” (book)
  • Baby Emperor Penguin (puppet)
  • Baby Polar Bear (plush toy)
  • Activity pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Brrr! A Book About Polar Animals” (book)
  • “Snow Bear” (book)
  • “Antarctica” (book)
  • “Little Polar Bear and the Husky Pup” (book)
  • “All About Animals Peekaboo Pals” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 February Holidays

STK 3: Kit Contents

  • “Froggy’s First Kiss” (book)
  • “One Zillion Valentines” (book)
  • “…If You Grew Up With Abraham Lincoln” (book)
  • “…If You Grew Up With George Washington” (book)
  • “Let’s Celebrate Presidents’ Day” (book)
  • Wide-mouth Frog (puppet)
  • Activity pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Silly Tilly’s Valentine”(book)
  • “Winter Fun” (book)
  • “Abe Lincoln’s Hat” (book)
  • “Young George Washington” (book)
  • “Clifford’s First Valentine’s Day” (book)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 
 
 Feelings:Love

STK 4: Kit Contents

  • “Mama, Do You Love Me” (book)
  • “Guess How Much I Love You” (book)
  • “Love You Forever” (book)
  • Love You Forever” storytelling magnets (9 pieces)
  • Magnetic Board
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Even If I Did Something Awful?” (book)
  • “Mama, Do You Love Me?” (book)
  • “Why Do You Love Me?” (book)
  • “I Love You, Bunny Rabbit” (book)
  • “I Love You, Stinky Face” (book)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 It's Winter Time

STK 5: Kit Contents

  • “When Winter Comes” (book)
  • “Dear Rebecca, Winter Is Here” (book)
  • “Grandmother Winter” (book)
  • “Is That You, Winter?” (book)
  • Winter magnet kit (15 pieces)
  • Magnetic Board
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “A Little Bit of Winter” (book)
  • “Animals in the Winter” (book)
  • “Do Donuts Fall in the Winter?” (book)
  • “Thomas’ Snowsuit” (book)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Seasons

STK 6: Kit Contents

  • “Caps, Hats, Socks, and Mittens” (big book)
  • “A Bear for All Seasons” (book)
  • Let’s Dress Froggy kit ( green frog and 4 outfits)
  • Spring outfit: yellow rain hat, yellow rain coat, white socks, and black boots (use on all except summer).
  • Summer outfit: orange shorts, white shirt/blue shells, yellow sandals, orange sunglasses, and purple towel.
  • Fall outfit: red and white checked shirt, denim overalls, red nylon windbreaker, and backpack.
  • Winter outfit: white turtleneck shirt, gray corduroy pants, blue coat, red and white sock hat and scarf, and red mittens.
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Spring” (book)
  • “Summer” (book)
  • “Autumn” (book)
  • “Winter” (book)
  • “Tell Me A Season” (book)
  • "Here Comes Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter” (book)
  • “Seasons” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 
 
 Let It Snow

STK 7: Kit Contents

  • Snowman (puppet)
  • “The Snowman” (book)
  • “White Snow, Bright Snow” (book)
  • “Snowballs” (book)
  • “Sing a Song of Seasons” (sound recording)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “The Jacket I Wear in the Snow” (book)
  • “Snow Family” (book)
  • “Snow Day” (book)
  • “Snowballs” (book)
  • “50 Below” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Spring Fever

STK 8: Kit Contents

  • “Six Little Ducks” (Sound recording)
  • “Flower Garden” (big book)
  • “Splish Splash Spring” (book)
  • “Are You Spring?” (book)
  • Duckling (puppet)
  • Magnetic Board
  • Explore spring magnetic pieces (15 pieces)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “How Do You Know It’s Spring?” (book)
  • “Spring: an Alphabet Acrostic” (book)
  • “Planting a Rainbow” (book)
  • “Splish, Splash Spring” (book)
  • “Seasons” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Traditional Christmas

STK 9: Kit Contents

  • “Twelve Days of Christmas” (book)
  • “The Night Before Christmas” (book)
  • “Little Tree” (book)
  • Santa Claus (puppet)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Woodland Christmas, Twelve Days of Christmas in the North Woods” (book)
  • “The Night Before Christmas” (book)
  • “The Polar Express” (book)
  • “Santa Calls” (book)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 
 
 It's Christmas Time

STK 10: Kit Contents

  • Polar Bear (puppet)
  • “Bear Noel” (book)
  • “Arthur’s Perfect Christmas” (book)
  • “Arthur’s Perfect Christmas” (sound recording)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “The Wild Christmas Reindeer”(book)
  • “Dream Snow” (book)
  • “Santa’s New Suit” (book)
  • “The Berenstain Bears Meet Santa Bear” (book)
  • “The Berenstain Bears’ Christmas Tree” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Fall

STK 11: Kit Contents

  • Squirrel (puppet)
  • “Ten Red Apples” (book)
  • “Fall Is Here! I Love It!” (book)
  • “Pumpkin, Pumpkin” (book)
  • “Johnny Appleseed” (book)
  • Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf” (book)
  • “Four Seasons” (sound recording)
  • Magnetic Board
  • Uncover fall magnet pieces (17 pieces)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Johnny Appleseed” (book)
  • “Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf” (book)
  • “Red Are The Apples” (book)
  • “Pumpkin Circle” (book)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Summer

STK 12: Kit Contents

  • “The Teddy Bears’ Picnic” (book)
  • “The Teddy Bears’ Picnic” (sound recording)
  • “Firefly Night” (book)
  • “Summer An Alphabet Acrostic” (book)
  • Firefly (puppet)
  • Magnetic Board (board)
  • Enjoy summer magnet set (13 pieces)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Crafts to Make in the Summer” (book)
  • “Jamberry” (book)
  • “The Teddy Bear’s Picnic” (book)
  • “Grandma Summer” (book)
  • “Hurray for the Fourth of July” (book)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 
 
 What's Your Name?

STK 13: Kit Contents

  • “Tikki Tikki Tembo”(big book)
  • “Chrysanthemum” (book)
  • “A Perfect Name” (book)
  • “A Lion Named Shirley Williamson” (book)
  • Magnetic Board
  • Chrysanthemum (Plush doll)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?” (book)
  • “Chrysanthemum” (book)
  • “Andy (That’s My Name)” (book)
  • “Tikki Tikki Tembo” (big book)
  • “A My Name Is” (book)
  • “Franklin’s Birthday Party” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Thanksgiving

STK 14: Kit Contents

  • “Dakota” (puppet)
  • “Turkeys on the Farm” (book)
  • “One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims” (book)
  • “Giving Thanks” (book)
  • “Arthur’s Thanksgiving” (book)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “This First Thanksgiving Day” (book)
  • “Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks” (book)
  • “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie” (book)
  • “Mayflower Voyagers” (video)
  • “Franklin’s Thanksgiving” (book)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Families 

STK 15: Kit Contents

  • “Is You Mama A Llama?” (big book)
  • “Families” (book)
  • “Arthur’s Family Vacation” (sound recording)
  • Family (8 pieces)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Amelia Bedelia’s Family Album” (book)
  • “The Berestain Bears and the Week at Grandma’s” (book)
  • “Fathers” (book)
  • “Mothers” (book)
  • “Cousins” (book)
  • “Grandfathers” (book)
  • “Grandmothers” (book)
  • “Sisters” (book)
  • “Brothers” (book)“Berenstain Bears Life With Papa” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 
 Food

STK 16: Kit Contents

  • “The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear” (big book)
  • “The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear” (8 piece magnet set)
  • Magnetic Board
  • “Never Let Your Cat Make Lunch for You” (book)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “The Giant Jam Sandwich” (book)
  • “Fun Food” (book)
  • “Pickles to Pittsburgh” (book)
  • “Ice Cream” (book)
  • “The Milk Makers” (book)
  • “Don’t Forget the Bacon” (book)
  • “Yummy! Eating Through a Day” (book)
  • “Fantastic Food” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Music

STK 17: Kit Contents

  • “Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin” (book)
  • “Sing with Me” (CD)
  • Mini Orchestra (5 musical instruments in a blue bag)
  • Activities Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “The Wheels on the Bus” (book)
  • “Hush, Little Baby” (book)
  • “Five Little Ducks” (book)
  • “Take Me Out of the Bathtub” (book)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Riddles / Jokes 

STK 18: Kit Contents

  • “I Spy: An Alphabet in Art” (book)
  • “ABC School Riddles” (book)
  • “Goofy Jokes & Giggles” (book)
  • “What Do You Hear When Cows Sing? And Other Silly Riddles” (book)
  • “Old Turtle’s 90 Knock-Knocks, Jokes, and Riddles” (book)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “I Spy: Fantasy” (book)
  • “I Spy: Christmas” (book)
  • “I Spy: Year-round Challenger” (book)
  • “Silly Knock-Knocks” (book)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 
 
 USA / Patriotism

STK 19: Kit Contents

  • “The Birth and Growth of a Nation” (book)
  • “The Star-Spangled Banner” (book)
  • “Across America, I Love You” (book)
  • “The Pledge of Allegiance” (big book)
  • Eagle (1 puppet)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “America My Land, Your Land, Our Land” (book)
  • “Patriotism” (book)
  • “A Flag for Our Country” (book)
  • “Arthur Meets the President” (book)
  • “America Rock” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Dr. Seuss 

STK 20: Kit Contents

  • “Cat in the Hat” (book)
  • “Green Eggs and Ham” (book)
  • “Horton Hears a Who!” (book)
  • “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” (book)
  • “And to think I Saw it on Mulberry Street” (book)
  • Cat in the Hat (puppet)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Cat in the Hat” (book)
  • “Green Eggs and Ham” (book)
  • “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” (book)
  • “Hop On Pop” (book)
  • “The Foot Book” (book)
  • “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” (book)
  • “Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?” (book)
  • “Green Eggs and Ham” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Hats! Hats!

STK 21: Kit Contents

  • “Mrs. Honey’s Hat” (book)
  • Mrs. Honey (puppet)
  • “Hats Hats Hats” (book)
  • “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins” (book)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Aunt Flossie’s Hats” (book)
  • “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins” (book)
  • “The Hat” (book)
  • “Red Hat Green Hat”(video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 
 
 Colors

STK 22: Kit Contents

  • “Mouse Paint” (big book)
  • Colors Everywhere” (book)
  • “I Love Colors” (book)
  • Mouse (1 puppet)
  • Color Paddles (18)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Planting a Rainbow” (book)
  • “Color Zoo” (book)
  • “Mouse Paint” (book)
  • “Growing Colors” (book)
  • “Magic School Bus Makes a Rainbow” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Bugs!

STK 23: Kit Contents

  • “Quick as a Cricket” (big book)
  • “Quick as a Cricket”(story cards)
  • Vinyl bugs (15)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Bugs Bugs Bugs” (book)
  • “Bugs” (book)
  • “The Best Book of Bugs” (book)
  • “Hey, Little Ant” (book)
  • The Very Clumsy Click Beetle” (book)
  • “The Very Busy Spider” (book)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Spring Holidays

STK 24: Kit Contents

  • “Arthur’s April Fool” (book)
  • “Memorial Day” (book)
  • “Cinco de Mayo” (book)
  • “Earth Day” (book)
  • “The Bunny Who Found Easter” (book)
  • White Bunny (puppet)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “The Easter Rabbit” (book)
  • “The Berenstain Bears and the Real Easter Eggs” (book)
  • “Arthur’s April Fool” (book)
  • “Saint Patrick’s Day” (book)
  • “Clifford’s Happy Mother’s Day” (book)
  • “The Berenstain Bears Easter Surprise” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 
 
 Rhyme

STK 25: Kit Contents

  • “The Real Mother Goose” (book)
  • “Old Black Fly” (big book)
  • Miss Mary Mack and Other Children’s Street Rhymes” (book)
  • “Animal Nursery Rhyme Time” (sound recording)
  • Real Mother Goose (doll)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “The Real Mother Goose” (book)
  • “Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash” (book)
  • “The 512 Ants On Sullivan Street” (book)
  • “Jake Baked the Cake” (book)
  • “Mother Mother I Feel Sick, Send for the Doctor Quick Quick Quick” (book)
  • “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring” (book)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Manners

STK 26: Kit Contents

  • “Groovy Kid” (doll)
  • “Manners” (book)
  • “Richard Scarry’s Please and Thank You Book” (book)
  • “Perfect Pigs: An Introduction to Manners” (book)
  • “Table Manners” (book)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Clifford’s Manners” (book)
  • “My Dog Never Says Please” (book)
  • “Winnie the Pooh’s Book of Manners” (book)
  • “Big Black Bear” (Book)
  • “The Berestain Bears Forget Their Manners” (video)
  • “What Do You Do, Dear?” (book)
  • “Making a Mess” (book)
  • “Learning Good Manners” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Shapes & Sizes

STK 27: Kit Contents

  • Bee (large puppet)
  • Bee (small puppet)
  • “Fun with Sizes” (book)
  • “Apes Find Shapes” (book)
  • Magnetic board
  • Shapes set (17 pc.)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “The NBA book of Big and Little” (book)
  • “Go Dog Go” (book)
  • “What is Square” (book)
  • “What is Round” (book)
  • “All About Shapes” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 
 
 Poetry

STK 28: Kit Contents

  • “My First Oxford Book of Poems” (book)
  • “Chicken Socks and other Contagious Poems” (book)
  • “Splish Splash” (book)
  • “Over in the Meadow” (big book)
  • “Over in the Meadow” (cassette)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • Eric Carle’s Animals, Animals (book)
  • How Now, Brown Cow? (book)
  • I See the Moon and the Moon Sees Me (book)
  • Rumble in the Jungle (book)
  • Touch the Poem (book)
  • “A Zooful of Poetry” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Fairy Tales Revised

STK 29: Kit Contents

  • “The Little Red Hen” (big book)
  • “Three Tales of Three” (book)
  • “Gingerbread Baby” (book)
  • “The Frog Prince Continued” (book)
  • Red Hen (puppet)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Little Red Riding Hood: A Newfangled Prairie Tale” (book)
  • “The Three Billy goats Gruff” (book)
  • “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs!” (book)
  • “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” (book)
  • “Abiyoyo” (book)
  • “Lon Po Po: A Red Riding Hood Story” (book)
  • “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales” (book)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Caterpillars / Butterflies

STK 30: Kit Contents

  • “The Caterpillar and the Polliwog” (book)
  • “The Butterfly Alphabet” (book)
  • “Caterpillar’s Wish” (book)
  • “In the Tall, Tall Grass” (book)
  • “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” (big book)
  • Reversible Caterpillar/Butterfly (puppet)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “The Caterpillar that Roared” (book)
  • “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” (book)
  • “I’m a Caterpillar” (book)
  • “Butterflies Fly” (book)
  • “Waiting for Wings” (book)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 
 
 Friendly Frogs 

STK 31: Kit Contents

  • “Jump Frog, Jump” (big book)
  • “Froggy Plays Soccer” (book)
  • “Froggy Goes to Bed” (book)
  • Frog (2 puppets)
  • Activity set (3 flies, basket, squeaker frog, snake, turtle, fish net, red fish, lily pad)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Froggy Eats Out” (book)
  • “Froggy Gets Dressed” (book)
  • “Froggy Goes to School” (book)
  • “Jump Frog, Jump” (big book)
  • “Tuesday” (book)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Community Helpers

STK 32: Kit Contents

  • “What Can We Play Today?” (book)
  • “What Do You Want to Be?” (book)
  • “Community Helpers from A to Z” (book)
  • “What Do You Want to Be?” (vinyl play set, 5 people and 5 hats)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Police Officers Protect People” (book)
  • “Bakers Make Many Things” (book)
  • “Firefighters Fight Fires” (book)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Fun With Fish 

STK 33: Kit Contents

  • “Rainbow Fish” (big book)
  • “Rainbow Fish to the Rescue” (book)
  • “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” (book)
  • Rainbow Fish (1 puppet)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Hidden Treasures” (book)
  • “Rainbow Fish and the Sea Monster’s Cave” (book)
  • “The Copycat Fish” (book)
  • “Fish is Fish” (book)
  • “Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On” (book)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 
 
 Weather

STK 34: Kit Contents

  • Weather Watcher Apron (kit)
  • “What Will the Weather Be Like Today?” (big book)
  • “Down Comes the Rain” (book)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Flash, Crash, Rumble and Roll” (book)
  • “The Wind Blew” (book)
  • “Little Cloud” (book)
  • “Weather” (book)
  • “Which Way Weather” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Visiting the Farm

STK 35: Kit Contents

  • “Farm Alphabet Book” (big book)
  • “Big Red Barn” (book)
  • “The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash” (book)
  • 25 Fun Animal Songs (sound recording)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Click, Clack, Moo” (book)
  • “Farm Alphabet Book” (book)
  • “On the Farm” (book)
  • “Sheep in a Jeep” (book)
  • “The Cow that Went Oink” (book)
  • “Machines at Work on the Farm” (book)
  • “Farm Animals Close Up and Very Personal” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Health / Nutrition

STK 36: Kit Contents

  • “The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food” (book)
  • Healthy Habits Poster Pack (18 posters)
  • Magnetic Food Set (34 pieces)
  • Wiggle Wiggle (CD)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “From Head to Toe” (book)
  • “Dinosaurs Alive and Well!” (book)
  • “Eating the Alphabet” (book)
  • “Germs Make Me Sick” (book)
  • “Hurray for Me!” (book)
  • “King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub” (book)
  • “Oh the Things You Can Do That Are Good for You” (book)
  • “Arthur Goes to the Doctor” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 
 
 Babies

STK 37: Kit Contents

  • Baby Girl (puppet)
  • “Owl Babies” (big book)
  • “Hush Little Baby” (book)
  • “Over in the Meadow” (book)
  • “The Last Word on First Names” (book)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • Baby Girl (puppet)
  • “Owl Babies” (big book)
  • “Hush Little Baby” (book)
  • “Over in the Meadow” (book)
  • “The Last Word on First Names” (book)
  • Activity Pages

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Exploring the Zoo

STK 38: Kit Contents

  • Zoo Animals (5 figures)
  • “Miss Moo Goes to the Zoo” (big book)
  • Miss Moo Goes to the Zoo (6 magnetic figures)
  • Miss Moo Goes to the Zoo (cassette)
  • Magnetic Board
  • “Color Zoo” (book)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “My Visit to the Zoo” (book)
  • “If I Ran the Zoo” (book)
  • “Going to the Zoo” (book)
  • “Inside a Zoo in the City” (book)
  • “Really Wild Animals” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Who Lives in the Jungle?

STK 39: Kit Contents

  • Jungle Set (puppets)
  • “Who is the Beast?” (big book)
  • “17 Kings and 42 Elephants” (book)
  • “The Jungle Book” (cassette)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Who is the Beast?” (book)
  • “Verdi” (book)
  • “A South African Night” (book)
  • “Jumpin’ in the Jungle” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 
 
 ABC

STK 40: Kit Contents

  • “Eating the Alphabet” (big book)
  • Magnetic Board
  • ABC Songs (cassette)
  • “ABC, I Like Me”(book)
  • Letters (80 letters)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Animalia” (book)
  • “Eating the Alphabet” (book)
  • “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” (book)
  • “Dr. Seuss’s ABC” (book)
  • “My First Word Book” (book)
  • Blue’s Clues ABC’s and 123’s videorecording (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Birds

STK 41: Kit Contents

  • Bluebird (puppet)
  • Bluebirds in nest (puppets)
  • “Feathers for Lunch” (big book)
  • “Are You My Mother?” (book)
  • “Nests, Nests, Nests” (book)
  • “Plenty of Penguins” (book)
  • “Stellaluna” (cassette)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “How Does a Bird Fly?” (book)
  • “Feathers for Lunch” (book)
  • “Stellaluna” (book)
  • “Amazing Tropical Birds” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Dinosaurs

STK 42: Kit Contents

  • T-Rex (puppet)
  • “Dinosaurs Dinosaurs” (book)
  • “The Dinosaur Alphabet Book” (book)
  • “Once Upon a Dinosaur” (cassette)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Dinosaurs Roar” (book)
  • “Dazzle the Dinosaur” (book)
  • “Dinosaurs Days” (book)
  • “How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?” (book)
  • “The Magic School Bus: the brontosaurus” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 
 
 An Old Lady

STK 43: Kit Contents

  • “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” (big book)
  • I Know an Old Lady (puppet with fly, spider, bird, cat, dog, cow and horse pieces)
  • “Pancakes for Breakfast” (book)
  • “Mrs. Honey’s Glasses” (book)
  • I Know an Old Lady (cassette)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” (book)
  • “There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Trout” (book)
  • “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” (book)
  • “The Lady With the Alligator Purse” (book)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Growing Things

STK 44: Kit Contents

  • Flowers (3 puppets)
  • “Growing Vegetable Soup” (big book)
  • “The Flower Alphabet Book (book)
  • “The Carrot Seed” (book)
  • “Bright Spaces” (cassette)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “The Tiny Seed” (book)
  • “I’m a Seed” (book)
  • “How Do Apples Grow?” (book)
  • “All About Seeds” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 In the Ocean / In the Sea

STK 45: Kit Contents

  • Sea Life set (5 puppets)
  • “The Ocean” (book)
  • “Across the Big Blue Sea” (book)
  • “Hello Ocean” (book)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor” (book)
  • “Alphabet Sea” (book)
  • “Somewhere in the Ocean” (book)
  • “Chomp!” (book )

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 
 
 Numbers

STK 46: Kit Contents

  • “Ten Black Dots” (book)
  • “This Old Man” (book)
  • “How Much is a Million” (book)
  • “How Much is a Million” (cassette)
  • This old man (doll)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “What Comes in 2’s, 3’s, & 4’s?” (book)
  • “The M & M’s Brand Chocolate Candies Counting Book” (book)
  • “There were Ten in the Bed” (book)
  • “The Crayon Counting Book” (book)
  • Richard Scarry’s Best Counting Video (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Planet Earth

STK 47: Kit Contents

  • Astronaut (doll)
  • “The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System” (book)
  • “Zoo in the Sky” (book)
  • “The Life of an Astronaut” (book)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “A Trip to the Moon” (book)
  • “I Want to Be an Astronaut” (book)
  • “The Space Shuttle” (book)
  • “My Picture Book of the Planets” (book)
  • “Blast Off” (book)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Under the Big Top

STK 48: Kit Contents

  • Kid Gloves Clown (puppet)
  • “The Circus Alphabet” (book)
  • “Circus 1-2-3” (book)
  • “A Mouse Told His Mother” (book)
  • “Clifford at the Circus” (book)
  • “Clifford at the Circus” (cassette)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Olivia Saves the Circus” (book)
  • “If I Ran the Circus” (book)
  • “Little Engine That Could” (book)
  • “Kids Love the Circus” (book)
  • “Thomas Goes to the Circus” (book)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 
 
 What Do I Hear?

STK 49: Kit Contents

  • Cricket (puppet)
  • “Very Quiet Cricket” (book)
  • “Polar Bear, Polar Bear” (big book)
  • “Sound of the Summer Night” (book)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “Polar Bear, Polar Bear” (book)
  • “Bam, Bam, Bam” (book)
  • “The Listening Walk” (book)
  • “Sounds” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 Animals

STK 50: Kit Contents

  • If You Give a Moose a Muffin (puppet with bag of 8 pieces)
  • “Five Little Monkeys” (book)
  • Five Little Monkey’s Storytelling Kit (5 pieces)
  • “Do You Want to be My Friend” (book)
  • Five Little Monkeys (CD)
  • Activity Pages

Suggested items that continue this story time theme are:

  • “In the Small, Small Pond (book)
  • “In the Tall, Tall Grass” (book)
  • “To Market, To Market” (book)
  • “Have You Seen My Cat?” (book)
  • “Hello, Red Fox” (book)
  • “Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?” (book)
  • “The Mixed Up Chameleon” (book)
  • “Pond Animals” (video)

Additional books or videotapes may be borrowed from Rend Lake College through Interlibrary Loan.

 

 

 

 

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