Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library
Over a four-week period, I did reading club featuring the classic story of P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins. It was hugely successful with a high retention rate of early elementary school students. Each week we met at the same time for one hour. I read aloud a short story (30 minutes), we watched a movie slip together (5-10 minutes), and then we played a game (the rest of the time).
Here are the games we played each week. You can open each pdf file and scroll to the bottom of the answer sheet to find the movie clips that correspond to each chapter. I used the classic Mary Poppins DVD starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.
Chapter 1: Mary Poppins East Wind
Chapter 2: Mary Poppins Day Out
Chapter 3: Mary Poppins Laughing Gas
Chapter 7: Mary Poppins Bird Woman