Baby Storytime Spotlight: Baby Bakers

I am loving all the new baby rhymes I'm learning as I challenge myself to try a different theme for baby storytime every week! Here's how baking with the babies went last Friday: *Sing: Good Morning to You Welcome & Introductions Today I encouraged caregivers to share a question about their babies if they'd like.… Continue reading Baby Storytime Spotlight: Baby Bakers

Preschool Storytime Spotlight: Sweet Treats for Snowy Days

Guess who got to sub and do preschool storytime last week?! I was so excited when this opportunity arose. Preschool storytime is my absolute favorite! It was the first day of winter break for our schools, so boy did I have a lot of kiddos (and siblings) to corral. We ended up having a blast… Continue reading Preschool Storytime Spotlight: Sweet Treats for Snowy Days

Flannel Friday: Bakery Shop Math Makeover

Back with another early math makeover of an old favorite flannel! Have you heard Down Around the Corner at the Bakery Shop? It goes a little something like this: Down Around the Corner Down around the corner at the bakery shop Were five little cookies with sprinkles on top. Along came someone with a nickel… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Bakery Shop Math Makeover

Baby Storytime Spotlight: Families and Food

Speaking of my recent posts about baby storytime messaging and flavored flannel popcorn, I thought I should share how my first storytime went at my new library! Being Black Friday, it was a very small (but mighty) group. *Sing: Good Morning to You Welcome & Introductions We introduced ourselves, our babies and shared baby's current… Continue reading Baby Storytime Spotlight: Families and Food

Flannel Friday: Popcorn Kernels Math Makeover

I copied this awesome flannel from Mel's Desk a few years ago and it has been a staple in my storytimes ever since! It's a super fun flannel as is, but when a patron recently dropped off a tin of holiday popcorn, I just knew I had to add some more flavors. I cooked up… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Popcorn Kernels Math Makeover

Thursday Thoughts: Baby Storytime and Behavior Messages

Last week I blogged about starting storytime with gratitude. My sample messages were all from toddler or family storytime, so I wanted to talk a bit about storytime messaging with infants and caregivers. Baby storytime is extra special! Oftentimes baby storytime is a family's very first experience with the library. It's so, so important that… Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Baby Storytime and Behavior Messages