The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum - Story Time!
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - At Home Story Time & Reading Tips
Nervous about starting to read chapter books with your kiddo? Start off with Port Discovery Children's Museum's virtual story times of the classic book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum!
Parents, you can also take advantage of our free reading tips for each chapter that include vocabulary to talk about with your kiddo, activitiy ideas and so much more!
Chapter Readings & Activities
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Storytimes - YouTube Playlist
Join Ms. Cailin and follow along as Port Discovery Children's Museum reads L. Frank Baum's classic story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and enjoy helpful reading tips for parents! This YouTube Playlist has all of the chapter readings you'll need to follow along!
Chapter 2 Reading Tips
Last time, we met Dorothy, Uncle Henry, Aunt Em, and Toto, and the chapter ended with Dorothy and Toto being carried away to a new land and adventure…and we are diving into the more imaginative side of the story!
Chapter 3 Reading Tips
This chapter, Dorothy puts on the silver shoes of the Wicked Witch of the East and sets off down the Yellow Brick Road. She meets Boq, another Munchkin, who lets her eat and spend the night; and, she meets the Scarecrow, one of her famous companions. We learn that Dorothy is curious and always willing to help those who ask for it!
Chapter 4 Reading Tips
In this chapter, we’re going to learn that the Scarecrow was made the day before Dorothy met him, but is feeling very sad about the farmer who made him leaving him alone.
Chapter 5 Reading Tips
In this chapter, we will meet the Tin Woodman, and he will become another one of Dorothy’s companions. After Dorothy and the Scarecrow help him out of his rusty predicament, he joins them on their journey, stating that he will ask Oz to give him a heart. His backstory is lengthier than the Scarecrow’s, and one with a great deal of tragedy. However, we have to employ suspension of disbelief to enjoy the Tin Woodman’s story.
Chapter 6 Reading Tips
Dorothy meets the Cowardly Lion, and completes her group of traveling friends!
Chapter 7 Reading Tips
Now that Dorothy has all of her friends with her, they are feeling more confident that they can reach the Emerald City - but they know they have some more challenges to face!
Chapter 8 Reading Tips
A friendly bird comes to save the day! But, another danger leaves us on a cliffhanger…!
Chapter 11 Reading Tips
In this chapter, Dorothy and her friends meet the Wizard of Oz, and he asks each of them for a very difficult task in order to receive their desire in return.
Chapter 12 Reading Tips
In this chapter, we’re going to find out what happens when Dorothy and her friends finally do meet the witch!
Chapter 13 Reading Tips
We last left Dorothy after she defeated the Wicked Witch of the West, by accident, with water! In this chapter, she and the Lion will figure out how to help the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow!
Chapter 14 Reading Tips
In this chapter, we discover that Dorothy and her friends are having a difficult time finding find their way back, but they have made plenty of friends along the way to help them out!
Chapter 15 Reading Tips
Dorothy and her friends make it back to the Emerald City and are reunited with the Wizard of Oz, but they learn a big secret!
Chapter 16 Reading Tips
Chapter 23 & 24 Reading Tips - The End!
Dorothy comes to the end of her story!