Baby Storytime Spotlight: Bugs Big and Small

Remembering some happier times today! Here's a recent pre-pandemic baby storytime plan: Have you ever noticed how many bug books contain concepts like colors and sizes? Me either - until I saw all the bug books on the concept storytime theme shelf! And thus a new storytime plan was born... *Sing: Good Morning to You… Continue reading Baby Storytime Spotlight: Bugs Big and Small

Baby Storytime Spotlight: Toys & Tots

Here was a fun baby storytime plan from December! This was my first official "solo storytime" with my mentor observing at my new library: *Sing: Good Morning to You Welcome/Introductions: What is Baby's Favorite Toy? Every week (if our group is small enough) I encourage the caregivers to introduce themselves, their baby and share a… Continue reading Baby Storytime Spotlight: Toys & Tots

Baby Storytime Spotlight: Kisses & Cuddles

I am so behind with sharing storytime plans! Here's a sweet baby storytime from last week on Valentine's Day: *Sing: Good Morning to You Welcome/Introductions: How Does Baby Melt Your Heart? Every week (if our group is small enough) I encourage the caregivers to introduce themselves, their baby and share a fun fact. This morning… Continue reading Baby Storytime Spotlight: Kisses & Cuddles

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: What's a Question You Have About Baby? Today I encouraged caregivers to share a… Continue reading Baby Storytime Spotlight: Baby Bakers

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: What is Baby's Favorite Food? We introduced ourselves, our… Continue reading Baby Storytime Spotlight: Families and Food

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

Storytime Spotlight: Ocean (Baby Time)

After an embarrassingly long hiatus, here's the storytime plan I used with my last Flannel Friday ocean post... in July... yikes! This was such a fun day and one of my first times using the parachute with babies. They loved it!   *Sing: Good Morning to You Welcome & Set Expectations *Rhyme: This is Big,… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Ocean (Baby Time)