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

Thursday Thoughts: Starting Storytime with Gratitude

How do you start storytime? Do your families hear a cheerful tune as they enter the room? Do you have a puppet that plays hide and seek in the windows before the kids come in? Do you shake your sillies out before settling down to read? Do you let families know your expectations for the… Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Starting Storytime with Gratitude

Storytime Spotlight: Lost and Found

I'm prepping a Lost and Found storytime for 2020 and realized I never blogged about it in 2018! This is one of my all-time favorite storytime themes. Many young children experience separation anxiety and this theme gives us a safe space to explore those feelings. Also, who hasn't felt the anguish of losing a beloved… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Lost and Found

Storytime Spotlight: Animals on the “Moove”

Have you ever noticed how many transportation books have great sounds? And how many animal books have great sounds? Well, during our latest phonological awareness focus month, I put these two together and tried a new storytime plan: animals on the "moove!" Here's how it went with my regular mixed-age Saturday storytime group. *Sing: Good… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Animals on the “Moove”