Archives for May 2015

Fireflies Presents: A FREEBIE just for YOU!

Check out this month’s Fireflies Presents script B is for BIRD!

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Why not take an evening and spend time together creating as a family? The gift of your time turns into beautiful legacy moments that your children will cherish! Create an experience that will inspire creativity and spark the imagination of your child.

Fireflies Presents is for making memories. Fireflies Presents provides quick, easy tools to help your young child flourish in their creativity and communication. Fireflies Presents celebrates the joy and wonder of childhood.

Our Fireflies Presents scripts are filled with original poems and songs, along with adorable hand-drawn illustrations that you can easily turn into puppets! It is our hope that the content of these pages will invite your family to create your very own “evening of the arts”! We’ve kept it simple — promise!

We are excited to give our followers a FREEBIE of this month’s sample script B is for Bird!

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Download your FREE copy of B is for Bird HERE. If you don’t already have a Teachers Pay Teachers account, you will need to join — it’s also free!

Each Fireflies Presents has a read-along recommendation. This month’s script was inspired by Let’s Go, Hugo! by Angela Dominguez. After enjoying this delightful story with your family we invite you to host your very own Fireflies Presents!

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We have designed our unique puppet theater available for purchase for Fireflies Presents.

Inquire about ordering a Fireflies Puppet Theater HERE

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OR to get started
you can throw a tablecloth across a curtain rod suspended in a door frame! Quick and easy!

Enjoy!

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Jocelyn Bartle

 

 

Write Me a Story

Along with our storytelling prompts [Tell Me A Story] we are adding some fun and unique writing prompts.   Get out your Zaner-Bloser lined paper and become an author…again!

Here is our first visual writing prompt:

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THE FROG PRINCE

Do you remember the short story by the Grimm Brothers  – The Frog Prince?   Use this story as an inspiration to create your own fairy tale.

Imagine that the bird and frog in this picture are a prince and princess under a spell.  Write a fairy tale about them.

  • How did they fall under the spell?
  • How will the spell get broken?
  • And what adventures did the prince and princess have?

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This is a Girlfriend

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Do you remember the childhood song, “Make new friends but keep the old; one is silver and the other’s gold“?

We invite you to listen to the story of six young girls who became the best of friends in middle school, and continued that special bond for 20 years.
They consider theirs a platinum friendship.

You’ll hear part 1 of their story on this Chasing Fireflies Podcast.

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Bluebird

Author & Illustrator:  Lindsey Yankey

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The wind is missing! Little Bluebird has never flown without her friend the wind before and is afraid to try. So she sets off on an adventure to find it.

Is it making wishes with the dandelions? Playing with the kites? Tickling the grass? Dancing with the balloons? She searches everywhere. In the end, she finds more than her favorite friend–she finds confidence too!

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I love this book, in fact I’ve already purchased 4 of them to give away.  The lavish illustrations are the main reason I knew this book was mine after I discovered it in a small boutique bookstore in Georgia.  The double-page spreads of this oversized book are illustrated in muted neutrals (just look at the colors used…) and delicate line drawings.  Yankey’s use of an aerial perspective inspires the young reader to turn the book upside down in order to view all the details of the illustrated park and city pages.  The use of pen and ink drawings along with collage create a visual treasure especially on the wallpaper and scarf patterns.

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A visual feast, reading this book with your child will send their imagination soaring.

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Have the child discover Bluebird’s location on each page as well as the evidence of the wind’s absence.

  • motionless sails on the toy boats
  • a drooping flag
  • laundry hanging on a clothes line.

Bluebird by Lindsey Yankey is a new-found favorite of mine – a visual picture book feast with a delightful storyline.

Deni Corbett