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

Storytime Spotlight: GadZOOks! Animals on the Loose

Wanted to share my last day ever with my Saturday storytimers! This group is so very near and dear to my heart. We've been together for almost a year and a half now and it was SO HARD to say goodbye this weekend. I know I'll meet new families and build new relationships when I… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: GadZOOks! Animals on the Loose

Storytime Spotlight: Facing Fears in Family Time (Twice!)

Oh hey, just here with another fun storytime post featuring monsters! I got a lot of mileage out of these materials - I ended up running through this storytime with five different groups at four different branches! Here's how it went with my regular mixed-age Saturday storytimers and another Family storytime group at the same… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Facing Fears in Family Time (Twice!)

2018 Year in Review: Interactive Picture Books

Interactive picture books are THE BEST for reading in storytime and talking to families about print motivation. Did I miss a great book from 2018? Have you tried one of these titles yet? Was it a smashing success or a flop? Please share! ⭐️= favorite 👎= nope ⭐️Crunch the Shy Dinosaur by Greg Pizzoli If… Continue reading 2018 Year in Review: Interactive Picture Books

Storytime Spotlight: Puppies & Parks (Family Time)

Woke up to cold and freshly fallen snow! It's a perfect morning to drink hot tea and remember warmer summer storytimes. I LOVE this theme because it's so rooted in kids' everyday experiences. They bring a lot of background knowledge to the table when it comes to parks and playing outside! Welcome & Set Expectations… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Puppies & Parks (Family Time)