Programs for 2018-2019
Jo Ho, Storyteller
Educational and entertaining storytelling programs
SEPTEMBER 2018- AUGUST 2019
SEPTEMBER - “WESTERN ROUNDUP”
Storyteller Jo Ho has lassoed some great tales that teach lessons for life in this foot stompin' way out west roundup. Lil' cowfolks will hear and participate in stories that encourage honesty, manners, and respect to one another. Yee haw!
OCTOBER - “ME AND MY IMAGINATION”
Designed to enrich a child's imagination, Jo uses the art of storytelling and silly songs to engage listeners to move along, sing along, and imagine along. Presented with unique voices and characterizations, children will delight in "dressing up" in these whimsical witty brain building ditties.
NOVEMBER - “GRANDMA'S THANKSGIVING APRON POCKETS”
G'ma's old-fashioned aprons hold fun surprises in each pocket just waiting to be discovered in this sweet and a bit silly celebration of family, friendship, and Fall. What's that I see? A turkey in one of those pockets? Gobble, gobble, gobble!
DECEMBER - “PENGUINS AT THE NORTH POLE”
Follow the penguin tracks as these cute birds make their way to the North Pole to discover the true meaning of Christmas. They'll have a waddling jolly time with Santa, the elves, and reindeer as they find wondrous holiday magic and the reason for the season.
JANUARY - “IF YOU GIVE A CHILD A MITTEN......”
With just one mitten, or a mismatched pair, or gloves perfectly stitched, there's a snow-covered mountain of winter fun in these funny tales of the "hand warmers." It's officially winter and time to bring out the mitts!
FEBRUARY - “THERE'S A MONSTER UNDER MY BED!"
Witty, yet sensitive stories to help young listeners deal with childhood fears and worries about bedtime. Put on those PJ's, snuggle with a favorite plush toy, and relax into some soothing teaching tales when it's time for "lights-out!"
MARCH - “LET'S GO FLY A KITE!”
We'll welcome spring, even inside, as we go up to the highest heights with the simplest to ornate of these tethered aircraft gadgets-KITES! Kiddos will love the story of how kites were invented, along with some fictional sky high fables, and learn kite-flying safety rules too.
APRIL - “POETRY IN MOTION”
April is National Poetry Month. Jo puts into action the best rhymes and top picks of poetry for young children. Delivered in an animated theatrical presentation, these itty bitty, kid-friendly pieces of lit are guaranteed to instill a love for poetry.
MAY - “MS. BOOKFINDER'S MAGICAL BOOKMOBILE”
"Come along with me, in my magic bookmobile," chimes Ms. Bookfinder. The "not quite reading yet" but soon to be readers will cruise along and meet wonderful authors and their works and learn the simple basics of what makes a story A STORY. Ms. Bookfinder (alias Jo Ho) debuts her very first picture book!
JUNE - “BLAST OFF THROUGH THE SOLAR SYSTEM”
Zoom into an out-of-this world space adventure with stories and songs that introduce children to the Planets, Stars, Sun, Moon, and more. Suit up and get ready for a countdown of informative and rocket-powered tales. It's a 5-4-3-2-1 blastoff of summer fun!
JULY - “HIP HIP HOORAY FOR THE USA!”
Happy Independence Day! Let's celebrate our beautiful country in story and song all month long. It's a storytelling trek across our nation from the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans, and to our hometown of KC. A bit of history, a whole lot of fun.
AUGUST - “HULA IN HAWAII"
Set sail for an imaginative journey to the Hawaiian Islands with Jo as she presents tropical tales and funny legends. Learn why the Hawaiian's eat poi, meet Honu, the great sea turtle, and dance the hokey pokey Hawaiian style in this end of the summer island outing.
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.
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.