Books of the Day: Good-Night, Owl! by Pat Hutchins Can't Sleep Without Sheep by Susanna Leonard Hill Goodnight, Numbers by Danica McKellar Songs and Actions of the Day: Ukulele Opening Tune: This Old Man Storytime, storytime, Welcome to our storytime, with lots of books And fun for me and you We will sing and dance … Continue reading Storytime: Bedtime
I just put out a new discovery kit in my library that includes play tools and blocks for kids to explore. It inspired me to create a similar storytime: Construction. Books of the Day: Billions of Bricks: A Counting Book About Building by Kurt Cyrus B Is for Bulldozer: A Construction ABC by June Sobel … Continue reading Storytime: Construction
After last week's kissy, love-filled Valentine's storytime I needed a topic to cut the mush. Crocs and alligators to the rescue! Books of the Day: The Crocodile Who Didn't like Water by Gemma Merino The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli Alligators and Crocodiles: Hunters of the Night by Elaine Landau Songs and Actions of the Day: … Continue reading Storytime: Crocodiles and Alligators
Books of the Day: All images from Amazon.com Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett and Kevin Cornell Meet Dizzy Dinosaur! by Jack Tickle This Is NOT a Cat! by David Larochelle Count the Monkeys and Meet Dizzy Dinosaur! are both interactive books. It will be really fun to see the kids go through the actions […]
Books of the Day: All images from Amazon.com Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett and Kevin Cornell Meet Dizzy Dinosaur! by Jack Tickle This Is NOT a Cat! by David Larochelle Count the Monkeys and Meet Dizzy Dinosaur! are both interactive books. It will be really fun to see the kids go through the actions … Continue reading Storytime: Let’s Get Silly!
One of my favorite parts about librarianship is the idea of being a cornerstone of the community. I grew up in a small town and felt supported by my tight-knit community (but of course in high school I called it smothering). Now that I'm older and wiser, I know better. This week in storytime my … Continue reading Storytime: Community Helpers
I started using a ukulele in my library storytimes a few weeks ago. (See my earlier post) I love this thing. It has engaged the kids at a level I wasn't achieving pre-uke! Below are some resources on how I got started. The Ukulele After some online research and talking to a super helpful employee at … Continue reading Learning the Ukulele Resources
Minnesota is no joke in January. Long past the exciting first snow, we've now entered the "grin and bear it phase". I get through it by remembering that truly nothing is better than a Minnesota summer. For now, I'm searching for fun ways to break up the grey, icy, below-zero weather. Enter: Penguin storytime! Books … Continue reading Storytime: Penguins!
When I started my library gig, my first order of business was making the rounds to learn storytime tricks from my super talented coworkers. I brought my daughter, Eleanor, who is a toddler and is always: A) yelling, B) jumping, or C) yelling while jumping She does OK at storytimes (she shines when yelling and … Continue reading Storytime: Music & Dance (Plus Ukulele!)