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: Bodies, Bunnies and Dolphins

How did we get from talking about ears to oceans? Read on and find out what we did in one of my favorite flow storytimes ever! This storytime was for a mixed-age family group. Welcome & Set Expectations *Sing: Bread & Butter Read: Ears by Flowerpot Press This storytime group started off with mostly young… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Bodies, Bunnies and Dolphins

Storytime Spotlight: Above & Below

Blogging today to share one of my favorite recent storytime plans! The inspiration for this storytime came from Fountas & Pinnell's Verbal Path for the Formation of Letters. I used these motions often as a teacher (click on the image for more): When our focus rolled around to Letter Knowledge last month, I started thinking… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Above & Below

2018 Year in Review: Nonfiction

It's been a good year for storytime nonfiction! Did I miss a great book? Have you tried one of these titles yet? Was it a smashing success or a flop? Please share! Looks like I did not pay much attention to storytime nonfiction this year about people - please let me know what I missed!… Continue reading 2018 Year in Review: Nonfiction

Storytime Spotlight: Leaves & Trees, Take Two (Family Time)

Another fall storytime reflection! This time I had literally one of the BEST groups ever in the past three years I've been doing storytime. I really connected with the kiddos and the parents. It's difficult to describe, but the whole thing felt like one long back and forth, natural conversation. The entire time, everyone was… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Leaves & Trees, Take Two (Family Time)