Flannel Friday: Keep Calm & Use Clip Art

Happy Flannel Friday! On a Sunday. Because sometimes the stars don't align and let you post on time... which is relevant to my PSA today: Making flannels can be a super time-intensive labor of love. My recent Mouse House makeover took more than three hours! And that's okay! Sometimes I just keep calm and carry… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Keep Calm & Use Clip Art

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2018 Year in Review: Interactive Picture Books

Interactive picture books are THE BEST for reading in storytime and talking to families about print motivation. Did I miss a great book from 2018? Have you tried one of these titles yet? Was it a smashing success or a flop? Please share! ⭐️= favorite 👎= nope ⭐️Crunch the Shy Dinosaur by Greg Pizzoli If… Continue reading 2018 Year in Review: Interactive Picture Books

2018 Year in Review: LOL Books

Reader beware, apparently I like books with bite! Didn't realize until compiling this list that apparently, I'm quite partial towards funny books where things get eaten. 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 ⭐️Poe… Continue reading 2018 Year in Review: LOL Books

2018 Year in Review: Wordless & Nearly Wordless Picture Books

Back again with wordless/nearly wordless picture books for storytime! I LOVE books with minimal text because they help kids build narrative skills, visual literacy skills, and best of all- they can be read in any language. 🙂 Did I miss a great book? Have you tried one of these titles yet? Was it a smashing… Continue reading 2018 Year in Review: Wordless & Nearly Wordless Picture Books

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: It Started with a Little Mouse and Ended with a Noisy Night

Here's another fun flow storytime! Featuring my recent Mouse House flannel makeover in action. Welcome & Set Expectations *Sing: Clap Everybody & Say Hello Read: Good Night Owl by Greg Pizzoli This was actually my first time reading this book in storytime, because it's always bugged me that Owl is trying to sleep at night… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: It Started with a Little Mouse and Ended with a Noisy Night