"Our children wanted to sing (Kevin's) version of the 'Itsy Bitsy Spider' and the 'Applesauce Song' again and again when we got back into the classroom. The apple program was a great addition to our fall themes." —Brenda Arnold, Director, Children's Place Preschool, Rochester, MN
New Programs for 2010-2011
The Reading Ranger™ (Preschool-Grade 2)
Lasso some learning with the Reading Ranger. Once a hero of the west, this book-loving cowpoke travels the country to spread the news that reading books or hearing stories makes you smarter (just look at your average librarian). This interactive program includes stories, songs and western fun. "Git along little doggies!"
The Nature Ranger™ (Preschool-Grade 2)
Explore the natural world with stories, songs and animal props in this interactive "virtual fieldtrip" program. Participants will hear animal folktales and real life stories about the animals that live in the woods and fields right near their houses. They'll even learn how to listen like a deer and howl like a wolf. "Ahhooooo!"
Johnny Appleseed (Preschool-Grade 2)
Invite Johnny Appleseed into your preschool for stories, songs and activities all about apples, seeds and plants. Johnny even brings in his own tree! This program is a great addition to your fall "apple" themes.
Eric the Elf's Holiday Magic (Preschool-Grade 2)
Looking for some holiday cheer? Then look no further than Eric the Elf! Eric tells holiday stories, leads holiday songs and even performs a little holiday magic to delight the most serious of crowds.
Kevin performs all of his preschool programs for library audiences as well the the following library summer reading theme programs:
2009 "Be Creative At Your Library"
Creating a World With Stories
Popsicles, Sundae's and Band-Aids: stories of creative inventions
Your Creative Brain: how inventors solve problems and you can too (teen workshop)
Puppet-Making and Storytelling (workshop)
The Writer's Workshop with Award-Winning Author Kevin Strauss
2010 "Make A Splash At Your Library"
A Whale of a Tale and Other Stories
Arrg! Pirate Tales and Pirate Lore with Keelhaul Kevin the Pirate
(For more information on any of these programs, contact Kevin)
Kevin Strauss, Storyteller • 507-993-3411 • firstname.lastname@example.org