This has been sitting in my draft folder for a year (?!), so I’m publishing now because there’s no time like the present. This is the third post in my series about using props in storytime. The others featured shakers and scarves. Rhythm Sticks These work best with older preschoolers and even early elementary school… Continue reading Using Props in Storytime: Rhythm Sticks and Parachute
The Boston Area Storytime Underground group had its first meeting last week (yaaaay!) and a small group of librarians met at the Belmont Public Library to do a guerilla storytime. It was a great mix of guerilla storytime and talking about local performers, trends, tips, etc. I think we all had a great time (were… Continue reading Guerilla Storytime Notes (first meeting of the Boston Area Storytime Underground Group)
This is my second post on using props in storytime. My first post was on shakers. Scarves are tied with shakers as my favorite prop and I use them a lot. They’re really versatile and once you start using them, you’ll start seeing more opportunities to incorporate them into your programs. I have the Lakeshore Learning… Continue reading Using Props in Storytime: Scarves
Do you use props in storytime? I went from using none when I started years ago (my library didn’t own any) to using scarves, shakers, rhythm sticks or the parachute in almost every storytime I do. They are a lot of fun and just generally awesome, but if you need more convincing on why to… Continue reading Using Props in Storytime: Shakers
This fall I’m doing a new monthly program called Tween Tuesday, for kids in grades 4-6. My book club flopped last year (it slowly dwindled from six kids to just one kid before I cancelled it), so I was looking to mix things up. Each Tween Tuesday has a book tie-in of some sort, but what… Continue reading The Sword of Summer Release Day Party
Today I’m showing the love on the ALSC blog with a post about some of my favorite blogs written by other children’s librarians!
Last winter, I happened to talk to Kelsey Cole (of Library Bonanza), who works at the library one town over from me, minutes before she was doing a program called Secret Pizza Party, based around the book of the same name. The program and book sounded really fun, so I pulled the book off the… Continue reading Secret Pizza Parlor!