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Using Props in Storytime: Rhythm Sticks and Parachute

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

Library Programs · Storytime

Guerilla Storytime Notes (first meeting of the Boston Area Storytime Underground Group)

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)

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Using Props in Storytime: Scarves

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

Baby Programs · Preschool Programs · Storytime · Toddler Programs

Using Props in Storytime: Shakers

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

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