2018 Mid-Year Round Up: Social Emotional Stories

What’s the latest and greatest and not so good in 2018 stories that encourage empathy and conversation about feelings? Read on to find out! Did I miss a great book? Have you tried one of these titles yet? Was it a smashing success or a flop? Please share! Please note I'm leaving out a horde… Continue reading 2018 Mid-Year Round Up: Social Emotional Stories

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2018 Mid Year Round Up: Board Books

What’s the latest and greatest and not so good in 2018 board books so far (in my humble opinion)? Read on to find out! Did I miss a great book? Have you tried one of these titles yet? Was it a smashing success or a flop? Please share! ⭐️= favorite 👎= nope ⭐️Animal Shapes and… Continue reading 2018 Mid Year Round Up: Board Books

Storytime Spotlight: Going Places (Family Time)

Inspired by Jbrary's recent post on Storytime Themes vs. Storytime Flow, I've been challenging myself to start with a book and go from there. When you start with a book, it's much easier to include picture books with diverse representation. Plus, it allows me more room to breathe! Creative freedom! More flexibility and spontaneity in… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Going Places (Family Time)

Flannel Friday: Not Your Typical 10 Juicy Dog Bones

This year Groovy Joe: Dance Party Countdown was selected as the One Book 4 Colorado winner, and I just knew I needed a fun flannel that incorporated counting and dogs to go with it! I also wanted to really focus on building number sense, which requires something a little more versatile than your typical counting… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Not Your Typical 10 Juicy Dog Bones