Storytime Spotlight: Bodies, Bunnies and Dolphins

How did we get from talking about ears to oceans? Read on and find out what we did in one of my favorite flow storytimes ever! This storytime was for a mixed-age family group. Welcome & Set Expectations *Sing: Bread & Butter Read: Ears by Flowerpot Press This storytime group started off with mostly young… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Bodies, Bunnies and Dolphins

Storytime Spotlight: Fun Fishy Adventures with School Agers

Blogging today about my favorite storytime so far this summer! I love school visit and summer camp season. I got to lead this storytime with my buddy Tanya for a mixed age summer camp group containing kindergartners up to fifth graders. We had a blast! Talk: Library vs. Non Library Sort I started in my… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Fun Fishy Adventures with School Agers

Flannel Friday: Little Shell, Little Shell (Mini Math Makeover)

Have you ever looked at an old flannel and really wanted to give it a makeover? When I started doing storytimes, I made flannels willy nilly... but my idea of what makes a good flannel now differs drastically from when I first started out. This basic seashell set, where the only variation is color, just… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Little Shell, Little Shell (Mini Math Makeover)

Storytime Spotlight: Sand & Sea (Toddler Time)

We had our first snow this week, but I'm still dreaming of fun summer storytimes! Here's the last installment of our fun in the sun:   Welcome & Set Expectations *Sing: Hands are Clapping Prop Talk: UnPack a Beach Bag I reached inside my bag for our first book and pulled out... sunglasses! "What are… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Sand & Sea (Toddler Time)

Storytime Spotlight: The Big Blue Sea (Family Time)

Still playing catch up with my favorite fun summer storytimes! Led my first ever beach-themed storytimes in July and they were a BLAST. Here's a plan that worked really well with my mixed-age Family Crowd. I had a lot of preschoolers this time, so my activities skewed slightly higher:   Welcome & Set Expectations *Sing:… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: The Big Blue Sea (Family Time)

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)

Flannel Friday: A Big Blue Sea

Looking for a new, simple flannel for babies and toddlers? Look no more! This fun ocean themed song is great for summer storytimes. It's been a big hit with my families so far! This song is set to the tune of "A Ram Sam Sam." I completely forgot about how much my preschoolers loved this… Continue reading Flannel Friday: A Big Blue Sea