Bricks and Books Club: The Science of Breakable Things

It's been awhile since I blogged about Bricks and Books! As I gear up for fall sessions at a new library, I've been revisiting some of my all-time favorite plans, including The Science of Breakable Things by Tae Keller: Book Blurb: Natalie used to like science and spent much of her childhood in her botanist… Continue reading Bricks and Books Club: The Science of Breakable Things

STEAM Storytime Spotlight: Build & Break

Once a month, my library presents STEAM Storytime in place of Preschool Storytime. Here's a recent plan centered on constructive block play. Sing: Hi, Hello & How Are You? Welcome/Intro Welcome to STEAM Storytime! Today we’re focusing on Engineering. Research shows that constructive play (creating and building with different types of materials) supports children’s physical,… Continue reading STEAM Storytime Spotlight: Build & Break

STEAM Storytime Spotlight: Boxitects

Every November and December, I ask my library teammates to save their spare boxes for a special box-themed storytime. It's a great way to re-use all the holiday packages people get in the mail and a super popular program! Rhyme: Bread and Butter* Welcome/Introduction Welcome to STEAM Storytime, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art… Continue reading STEAM Storytime Spotlight: Boxitects