Virtual Storytime Spotlight: Forts, Fall Leaves & Other Red Things

It's One Book Colorado Time! Usually released in April, this year's free book for four year olds across the state was delayed by pandemic problems until fall. This recent virtual storytime plan celebrated the winner (The Little Red Fort by Brenda Maier and Sonia Sánchez) and other red things - like fall leaves and apples… Continue reading Virtual Storytime Spotlight: Forts, Fall Leaves & Other Red Things

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

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

Flannel Friday: Boom! Boom! Boom! Flannel Story

Hello everyone and Happy Picture Book Month! I wanted to share a wonderful book that just begs to be flannelized. Here's my flannelized take on Boom! Boom! Boom! by Jamie A. Swenson: The text is pretty great as is, but for flannel storytelling I adapt it by adding a little more repetition and opportunities for audience… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Boom! Boom! Boom! Flannel Story