erent variations picture book fairy tales, and then to break out and have the children do different crafts at stations I’ve set up, as well as play some cultural games I’ve researched prior to the program. I’d present in front of the group for about 15 minutes or so and the rest of the time I can walk around and just hang out with them while they have fun with the stations I have set up.
or if they’d like to prepare for next week’s theme as well as point them to the nonfiction titles that may correlate to the cultures we learned about that day as well.
in the series, I would read two different versions of the story for the first 15-20 minutes of the program. I’d start with a version that is very familiar to them such as Cinderella by Barbara McClintock, and then I’d move on to one that is a bit more fractured from what they usually know, such as the Caribbean version, Cendrillon by Robert D. San Souci. There’s still magic and a fairy godmother, but the whole story is shown from the fairy godmother’s point of view. I’d flip through a few of the other versions just to show some of the illustrations and the contrast between those. I’d discuss the cultures and their influence in our crafts and activities for the day.