Programs for 2019-2020 Jo Ho, Storyteller

Educational and entertaining storytelling programs

SEPTEMBER 2019- AUGUST 2020 



SEPTEMBER - “AESOP'S FABLES”

From a clever fox, to a brave little mouse and a picky flamingo, these short tales of long ago still make a big impact today. Humorously presented, this back to school program offers gentle lessons in determination, kindness, and being unfussy.


OCTOBER - “ROCKIN' TALES ABOUT ROCKS!”

Rocks! Rocks are like little treasures for young children, and they are everywhere!   (Usually found in a jacket pocket!)  Gathered from our natural environment, Jo presents awesome rocks that we will count, plop, and  play within these pint-size gemstone stories.  Fun facts about rocks  too!



NOVEMBER - “HOME SWEET HOME” 

It's the perfect month to give thanks for family!  Stories of perky parents, sensational siblings, and rousing relatives offer up a happy and thankful time exploring the family tree. 


DECEMBER - “GIFTS MADE FROM THE HEART” 

Sweet homemade gifts--a few supplies, time, and loads of love is what gift giving is all about.  In these precious holiday stories, Jo tells tales of unique handmade gifts that bring joy to the hearts of both the giver and the receiver.


JANUARY - “ANIMALS IN WINTER”

It's a frosty expedition as we investigate which animals migrate, hibernate, or adapt in the winter.  Migrate with the monarch butterflies, snuggle with hibernating bear and ladybug, and stay active with rabbit and deer in these delightful fact-finding ditties.


FEBRUARY - “DRAGON TALES!" 

Fire-breathing, scaled, and winged - dragons thrill youngsters.  In these witty mythical tales, the little ones will flap through the adventures and a few mishaps with these imaginative childhood companions and share in  their magic and wisdom.


MARCH - “PLEASE, EAT YOUR PEAS!”

March is National Nutrition Month so let's take a bite into some edible tales and tunes about those colorful veggies.  Carrots are orange, have a few.  Beans are green, try them too!  Try red tomatoes and corn that is yellow.  When we eat our veggies, we're all happy fellows.  And please, don't forget to eat your peas!


APRIL - “DUCKLINGS, CHICKS, LAMBS, AND CALVES” 

Celebrate Spring with the exciting arrivals of these darling barnyard babies.  Quack, Peep, Baa, and Moo with the newborn critters in these springtime welcoming stories.


MAY - “CRAZY HAIR DAY”   

"Need a new hairdo heading into summer?  How about shaggy like a yak, or sleek like a seal, or spiked like a porcupine?  Whatever your style, come with your creative coiffure and hear some tales of creatures with unique tresses.


JUNE - “FAVORITE FAIRY TALES”  

Escape with Jo to a magical world of adventure, zany characters, wizards, and a princess or two.  Enjoy the classics of Jack and the Beanstalk, Three Little Pigs (for the toddlers), The Ugly Duckling, and Sleeping Beauty with a modern-day twist. 


JULY - “DANCING WITH BUGS”

Ready to bop with the bugs?  We'll wiggle with worm, spin with spider, shimmy with grasshopper, and jive with the bees in this love bugs' storytelling program.  Stories and songs will both inform and entertain the kiddos. 


AUGUST - “FUN AT THE CARNIVAL" 


C is for Carnival!  Let's have fun and bring summer to a rollicking end by celebrating in story a FunFair of amusement rides, thrilling acts, and games of skill.  C is for Cotton Candy too!


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.


D.E.A.R. Day 
April celebration of daily reading with delightful stories.

I'm Thankful for the Simple Things
Stories of gratitude for the “simple” things.  


Winter Jamboree
Wonderland of snow, ice, hibernating animals and more.


Rhyming Fun With Mama Goose
Positive kid-friendly rhymes packed with actions and songs.  


Alaskan Adventure
Winter journey to the land of Eskimos, katmai bear, and dog sleds.

Camping Trip
A belly full of laughter around the campfire—silly and not so scary tales.


Australian Adventure
Travel down under for tales of kangaroo, koala, and crocodile. 


Spring Puddles
Rain, puddles, and mud!  Kid-fun spring tales.

Noah's Ark
Stories that detail the journey of Noah, family, and creatures. 


Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Transportation tales that prepare a child for vacation travel. 


Grandparents Day
Special stories celebrating grandparents and their grandkids.


There's a Monster Under My Bed
Calming tales for bedtime.  


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 Rabbits
Tales of famous rabbits!


Grandma's Apron Pockets
Autumn surprises in G'ma's pockets.


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. 


Wacky Inventions
Stories of wacky and wild inventions that are 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 green-thumb grocery stand.  


Reindeer Christmas
Join Rudolph (alias Jo Ho) and her reindeer pals on a holly jolly sleigh ride this holiday season. 


Hula in Hawaii
Tales that teach aloha and how to hula too!  

Wild About Bears
Meet the eight species of bears from around the world.

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