Programs for 2017-2018
Jo Ho, Storyteller
Educational and entertaining storytelling programs
SEPTEMBER 2017- JULY 2018
SEPTEMBER - “PLEASE DON'T PICK YOUR NOSE”
It's Good Manners Month and kids will lend a hand in teaching Jo's ill-mannered puppets some social etiquette. Lots of interactive role-playing to discover the power of politeness in these funny stories and songs.
OCTOBER - “BLUE JEANS AND PUMPKINS”
Enjoy a foot-stomping visit to the country in these entertaining "outside in autumn" yarns. Together we'll welcome the smells, chills, and thrills of fall and meet the BEST PILE OF LEAVES EVER!
NOVEMBER - “CELEBRATING THANKSGIVING”
What is Thanksgiving about? How do you celebrate? What kinds of foods do you eat? Where do you celebrate? These and more questions and stories with answers for inquisitive little minds. Tucked in between October and December festivals, Thanksgiving is a favorite!
DECEMBER - “O CHRISTMAS TREE”
Dressed in "fir" from head to toe, Jo shares delightful stories of the Christmas tree and the joy it brings to people everywhere. She'll invite the children to help "decorate" as the tales unfold.
JANUARY - “SOCK IT TO ME!”
It's officially winter and time to bring out the warm footwear--WINTER WOOLIES! In this "it's cold" storytelling program, Jo spins hilarious stories of SOCKS guaranteed to warm your toes and tickle your funny bone too. Wear your favorite pair of socks!
FEBRUARY - “BABY BEAR, BABY BEAR, WHAT DO YOU SENSE?”
Join Baby Bear and Jo with stories and songs in this highly interactive program designed to enhance an awareness of the precious gifts of sight, taste, touch, smell, and hearing. Through the adventures of Baby Bear, children discover how their senses play an important role in their daily lives.
MARCH - “RABBIT SEASON, DUCK SEASON”
Hop and waddle into spring with some lively rabbit and duck tales. Learn fun facts about those delightful floppy-eared and fine-feathered friends. P.S. No Hunting Allowed, but lots of laughs and role-playing permitted!
APRIL - “SEEDS, WEEDS, BUGS, AND SLUGS”
It's Earth Day Month! Jo tells tales of nature where everything has its purpose. Whether a good, bad, cute, or ugly part of nature, the tales teach acceptance and uniqueness."
MAY - “CUDDLE CHUMS”
Cat and dog are friends! Mother Hen cares for puppies! Tiger, Lion, and Bear are pals! Really? Really! Friendship is great and animals are great. Animal friendship? Yes, it's great. End the school year with these wonderful animal friendship tales --all true-- and learn how creatures can look beyond their differences and see the wonderfulness of each other.
JUNE - “MUSICAL TALES WITH SHAKERS, CHIMES, AND DRUMS”
Chime in summer with lots of joyous sounds! This musical storytelling program introduces young ears to unique hand instruments used in creating clever rhythms and sounds for the stories. We'll start with a solo and work our way up to a full orchestra. A music-making hands-on program with lots of bangs and bongs and happy sounds.
JULY - “BLUE RIBBONS AT THE COUNTY FAIR”
July is County Fair time and these "blue ribbon best" stories make for a whoopee-filled time. Who raised the grandest pig? Who wins the pie-eating contest? Who stitched the loveliest quilt? Ladies and gentlemen, step right up and find out!
Other Popular Seasonal Programs Also Available Anytime
My Big Colorful Crayons
Artistic tales teaching basic color mixing and how to “draw” a story.
Pizza and PJ's
A yummy and cozy combo of PJ and Pizza stories.
PJ’s and Plushables
Pajama storytelling party with soft plush toys.
My Snowman is Smiling
Wintery fun stories of that wonderful winter friend—the Snowman.
April celebration of daily reading with delightful stories.
I'm Thankful for the Simple Things
Stories of gratitude for the “simple” things.
Wonderland of sow, ice, hibernating animals and more.
Rhyming Fun With Mama Goose
Positive kid-friendly rhymes packed with actions and songs.
Winter journey to the land of Eskimos, katmai bear, and dog sleds.
Blast Off Through the Solar System
Zoom into an out-of-this world space adventure with stories and songs about the planets, stars, sun, and moon.
A belly full of laughter around the campfire—silly and not so scary tales.
Travel down under for tales of kangaroo, koala, and crocodile.
Rain, puddles, and mud! Kid-fun spring tales.
Stories that detail the journey of Noah, family, and creatures.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Transportation tales that prepare a child for vacation travel.
Special stories celebrating grandparents and their grandkiddos.
Delicious Nutritious Stories and Songs
Take a big bite into detectable tales and tunes that encourage good eating habits.
Be A C.H.E.R.U.B.” (A Child Helping Earth Remain Utterly Beautiful)
Celebrate Earth Day in this extraordinary “going green” storytelling program.
Cuddle With Teddy
Snuggle up with your Teddy Bear for delightful stories of Little Bear, Baby Bear, and Polar Bear.
Groundhog Steps Out
Silly tales of lovable groundhog and her furry pals.
Hopping Along With Peter Rabbit
Tales of famous rabbits!
Royal Tales From Around the World
Adventure tales of princesses, princes, dragons, and knights from many lands.
Who Gives A Hoot?
Facts and fun fiction in this owling outing.
Lets Go Fly a Kite
Stories of kite inventions, safety, and tethered aircraft silliness.
“Professor Goof” shares stories of wacky and wild inventions, perfect for inquisitive little minds!
A Visit To Farmer’s Market
Sit a spell with Mrs. Green Beans and her persimmons, kumquats, kale and more as she welcomes you to her unique fall green-thumb grocery stand.
Join Rudolph (alias Jo Ho) and her reindeer pals on a holly jolly sleigh ride this holiday season.
Tracks In the Snow
It’s a chilly nature walk as we investigate which animals hibernate or migrate, and those that stay active in the winter.
Wild About Bears
Meet the eight species of bears around the world.