Storytime Spotlight: Facing Fears in Family Time (Twice!)

Oh hey, just here with another fun storytime post featuring monsters! I got a lot of mileage out of these materials - I ended up running through this storytime with five different groups at four different branches! Here's how it went with my regular mixed-age Saturday storytimers and another Family storytime group at the same… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Facing Fears in Family Time (Twice!)

Storytime Spotlight: Celebration Sounds

Last week I posted about my new party hats flannel, so this week I wanted to share them in storytime action! This was a smaller group than usual (less than 20 kiddos) and, although we had our usual wide range of ages, everyone in the group had been storytiming with me for at least six… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Celebration Sounds

Storytime Spotlight: Planes, Trains, Fire Trucks & Farm Friends

How did we get from planes and trains to fire trucks and the farm? Read on to find out about our latest flow storytime adventure! This mixed-age family crowd was mostly composed of preschoolers and up, plus a few toddlers. Welcome & Set Expectations *Sing: Clap Everybody & Say Hello Read: Giant Pop Out Vehicles […]

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

Storytime Spotlight: 2019 Summer Reading School Visits

May is probably my favorite month of the year. I LOVE getting to help with summer reading school visits and doing storytimes with some older kiddos! This year I got to partner with my buddy Tanya to promote our upcoming summer reading program, "Choose Your Library Adventure." After welcoming the groups and introducing ourselves, I… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: 2019 Summer Reading School Visits

Storytime Spotlight: Puppies & Parks (Family Time)

Woke up to cold and freshly fallen snow! It's a perfect morning to drink hot tea and remember warmer summer storytimes. I LOVE this theme because it's so rooted in kids' everyday experiences. They bring a lot of background knowledge to the table when it comes to parks and playing outside! Welcome & Set Expectations… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Puppies & Parks (Family Time)