Virtual Storytime Spotlight: Taro Gomi Time

Sharing one of my recent virtual storytime plans today! Since we've re-opened for curbside services, I got to livestream this particular storytime from our storytime room. Being in a familiar space felt so nice and really helped me step into my storytime self! Since my library is livestreaming, I can't share the actual video with… Continue reading Virtual Storytime Spotlight: Taro Gomi Time

Thursday Thoughts: Setting Virtual Storytime Goals

If you know me IRL or you've followed my blog for awhile, you know I'm a Storytime Plotter. I like walking into storytime with a plan, and I like centering that plan around goals. Usually those goals have to do with supporting early literacy practices and skills. It's the teacher in me! But what about… Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Setting Virtual Storytime Goals

Baby Storytime Spotlight: Bugs Big and Small

Remembering some happier times today! Here's a recent pre-pandemic baby storytime plan: Have you ever noticed how many bug books contain concepts like colors and sizes? Me either - until I saw all the bug books on the concept storytime theme shelf! And thus a new storytime plan was born... *Sing: Good Morning to You… Continue reading Baby Storytime Spotlight: Bugs Big and Small

Toddler Storytime Spotlight: Sounds All Around

I presented this plan to a toddler group the same morning I shared Night Sounds with our mixed-age family crowd. Like that plan, I love how everything in this storytime revolved around phonological awareness and gave me many messaging opportunities (in case if my planned message moment didn't work out). We started with sounds round… Continue reading Toddler Storytime Spotlight: Sounds All Around

Family Storytime Spotlight: Night Sounds

For every post I share a new storytime plan, I'm also going to try and share a plan from last year at my former library system. We had so much fun that I never got around to blogging about! Here's a plan I presented with a mixed-age family group when our monthly focus was phonological… Continue reading Family Storytime Spotlight: Night Sounds

Baby Storytime Spotlight: Toys & Tots

Here was a fun baby storytime plan from December! This was my first official "solo storytime" with my mentor observing at my new library: *Sing: Good Morning to You Welcome/Introductions: What is Baby's Favorite Toy? Every week (if our group is small enough) I encourage the caregivers to introduce themselves, their baby and share a… Continue reading Baby Storytime Spotlight: Toys & Tots

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