We are social distancing, however not socially isolated. Stories keep us connected, helping to build community. This is the perfect time to stories and music!
Here are my favorites:
Grades 5-12: The Monkey’s Paw
Let’s face it, some stories are perfect for young adults. This is a delightful virtual program incorporating music, poetry and story. Johnny opens with an ancient nineteen-century banjo instrumental called, “Shaving a Dead Man”; setting the stage for an intriguing rendition of Bob Dylan’s “ISIS”. Johnny caps the performance off with a favorite, a W.W. Jacob story called, “The Monkey’s Paw”. It’s the real deal and perfectly suited for your older students.
Approximate length: 40 minutes.
Grades K-3: Tale Tales and Music Foolery
A fun-filled and engaging program of interactive stories, simple finger puppetry, and music. The students will be on the edge of their seats. Designed for the virtual experience, featuring Johnny’s very story, “How Johnny Appleseed got His Nickname”.
Approximate length: 35 minutes.
Grades 3-5: Don’t You Ever Laugh when the Hearse Goes By
This is an excellent virtual program combining music, poetry, and stories. What kind of stories do they want to hear? SCARY ones of course! This program features an array of old, time-tested Carolina favorites: the spooky kind.
It’s intriguing, suspenseful, and very engaging.
Approximate length: 40 Minutes.
Grades 3-5: Going Across the Mountain
This is a wonderful collection of animated American folktales, Native American legends, mountain music and a little Appalachian dance designed to capture the imagination of the elementary student. This Zoom program is a great combination of South Carolina social studies, folklore, and folk music.