Books & Storytimes

At Watering the Beanstalk, we know that learning does not end when a child leaves their classroom.  Children learn through stories, whether by reading, listening, or telling their own.  What is science if not an elaborate story of the world around us?  What is history but a story of our past?  As a children’s programming professional, you have the opportunity to expose the children you work with to a million stories each time you meet.  However, which ones are the most appropriate?  When is a particular story useful to one child but harmful to another?  How can we tie a profound story to a child’s own experience so that they understand it and learn from it?

Our goal is to provide you with the resources and tools necessary to confidently answer these and many more questions when you encounter them among your kids.