Storytime Spotlight: GadZOOks! Animals on the Loose

Wanted to share my last day ever with my Saturday storytimers! This group is so very near and dear to my heart. We've been together for almost a year and a half now and it was SO HARD to say goodbye this weekend. I know I'll meet new families and build new relationships when I… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: GadZOOks! Animals on the Loose

Storytime Spotlight: Costumes & Camouflage (Animals in Disguise)

It's that time of year again! Costumes and candy assault the eyes down almost every aisle. (Actually, my local stores already started putting out Christmas items...) Anyways, I don't like to read holiday books in storytime. Storytime Underground has a great post about Checking Holidays at the Door if you're curious why. At the end of the… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Costumes & Camouflage (Animals in Disguise)

Flannel Friday: More Hats

Last year I shared some felt patterns to make a Hat Hiding Game. I'm back today with even MORE hats! Over the past year I've added an astronaut helmet, hard hat, graduation cap, chef hat, party hats, baseball cap, winter hat and a stocking/sleeping cap (that is always confused with a wizard hat... but that's… Continue reading Flannel Friday: More Hats

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: Being Brave with Some Kindergartners

I recently got to visit my former kindergarten co-teacher for a special storytime visit at her new school and we had so much fun! I loved getting to meet her new kinders and check out her new classroom. So many memories! 😭 I also popped across the hallway and did storytime with her new partner.… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Being Brave with Some Kindergartners

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

Flannel Friday: Party Hat Hiding Game

Breaking my month-long blogging hiatus with a fun Flannel Friday post today! Last month I gave one of my favorite hat flannels a little makeover by adding a bunch of patterned party hats! I hid farm animal friends underneath. First we explored some math talk opportunities, such as... How are these hats the same? How… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Party Hat Hiding Game