Flannel Friday: Clean and Dirty Cars

Photograph: Three different color cars constructed from stiff posterboard. Two are clean; one is spattered with brown paint representing mud. I had so much fun adapting this classic Clean and Dirty Pigs flannel rhyme! Big thanks to my Flannel Friday friends for their input. I made these enlarged posterboard props for outdside storytimes, but I… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Clean and Dirty Cars

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”

Storytime Spotlight: It Started with a Snow Plow and Ended with a Duck

Wondering how we got from trucks to ducks? Here's a recent go with the flow mixed-age family storytime! Welcome & Set Expectations *Sing: Clap Everybody and Say Hello Flannel: Saw a Snowflake... This is a fun counting up OR down song I like to sing in winter! It's a very versatile tune. This time we… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: It Started with a Snow Plow and Ended with a Duck