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

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

Preschool Storytime Spotlight: Sweet Treats for Snowy Days

Guess who got to sub and do preschool storytime last week?! I was so excited when this opportunity arose. Preschool storytime is my absolute favorite! It was the first day of winter break for our schools, so boy did I have a lot of kiddos (and siblings) to corral. We ended up having a blast… Continue reading Preschool Storytime Spotlight: Sweet Treats for Snowy Days

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