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
Recently a preschool teacher asked me for some read-aloud suggestions. She has a bunch of active boys (ages 4-5) in her class who aren’t very interested in sitting still for storytime. They do enjoy the pigeon books by Mo Willems and books by Jan Thomas, so she was hoping to find other books with a… Continue reading Funny Read-Alouds for Preschoolers
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
This is the first post in a new series I’m doing on my storytime favorites–music, books, rhymes and more that I love to use in library storytimes! Katie at Story Time Secrets has been doing a great series on story time music. The first post was on using recorded music and the second was on… Continue reading Favorite Songs for Preschool Storytime
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
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
My library just finished our first Peep-A-Palooza Peeps diorama contest and, ohmygosh, it was so much fun! It was such a hit that it will probably become an annual program. The basic premise was that patrons could make a diorama, using Peeps marshmallow candies, on any theme they dreamt up. And the themes were quite… Continue reading Peep-A-Palooza!