Preschool Programs · Storytime

Favorite Music and Movement Books for Storytime

This is the third post in a series about my storytime favorites. For a couple years, I did a preschool program called Music and Movement, which I adored. It was very active and kept even the most wiggly kids engaged. I always incorporated at least one book that either had kids follow along with movements… Continue reading Favorite Music and Movement Books for Storytime

Preschool Programs · Storytime

Favorite Rhymes and Activities for Preschool Storytime

This is the second post in a series I’m doing on my storytime favorites. These are my favorite finger plays, rhymes and activities to do during storytime. Food Rhymes These are a fun way to start your storytime and kids at my library love them. Form, form, form your corn. (slowly raise your right arm to… Continue reading Favorite Rhymes and Activities for Preschool Storytime

Apps · Kids' Tech · Library Programs

ALSC Blog post: Using Apps in Programs for Older Kids

Today I’m over at the ALSC Blog with “Using Apps in Programs for Older Kids.” If you’ve linked over from there, welcome! Here’s some more information on a couple of the programs I mentioned in my post. I did a write-up on my tangram program and another on the read-aloud program for kids in grades… Continue reading ALSC Blog post: Using Apps in Programs for Older Kids

Read Think Do · Self-Directed Programs

A Year of Read, Think, Do

Last June, Katie debuted a new self-directed program called “Read, Think, Do.” (Katie is a children’s librarian/elementary school liasion/assistant department head at my library and, frequently, my partner in crime.) Every month or so, she puts out a new activity for kids to engage with. The activities are generally geared towards school-aged kids, but we… Continue reading A Year of Read, Think, Do