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: Looking at Fall Leaves with Math in Mind

Back with another fun, math focused fall flannel! Just look at these lovely leaves: Pattern: available from Ashley Hughes Oh the possibilities! Notice the varieties in leaf size, type, and color. Lots of opportunities for math talk! Here's some questions I might ask, depending on the age of my group and how I set out the… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Looking at Fall Leaves with Math in Mind

Storytime Spotlight: Leaves & Trees, Take Two (Family Time)

Another fall storytime reflection! This time I had literally one of the BEST groups ever in the past three years I've been doing storytime. I really connected with the kiddos and the parents. It's difficult to describe, but the whole thing felt like one long back and forth, natural conversation. The entire time, everyone was… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Leaves & Trees, Take Two (Family Time)

Storytime Spotlight: Trees & Leaves, Take One (Family Time)

Here's one of my favorite fun storytimes from this fall! This day I had a younger crowd, so this storytime definitely skewed on the toddler side. *Welcome & Set Expectations *Sing: This is the Way We Clap Our Hands... Read: Night Owl by Toni Yuly If you haven't run into Yuly before now, add her… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Trees & Leaves, Take One (Family Time)