What’s the latest and greatest and not so good in 2018 laugh out loud picture 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… Continue reading 2018 Mid Year Round Up: LOL Books
What's the latest and greatest and not so good in 2018 concept picture 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 Math Concepts… Continue reading 2018 Mid-Year Round Up: ABC’s & 123’s
Looking for a new, simple flannel for babies and toddlers? Look no more! This fun ocean themed song is great for summer storytimes. It's been a big hit with my families so far! This song is set to the tune of "A Ram Sam Sam." I completely forgot about how much my preschoolers loved this… Continue reading Flannel Friday: A Big Blue Sea
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)
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
Our second Denver Metro Area LSC meet up was a long-delayed blast! This time we munched on delicious snacks at The Denver Bicycle Cafe while we dug deep into the subject of screen time. Julie (from Tales for the Tiny) started us off with an icebreaker where we shared our favorite personal apps. I'm always on… Continue reading LSC Journal Club Reflections: Not All Screen Time is Created Equal
I loved this book as soon as I read it! It's a super silly, simple picture book that would be great for early readers. I LOVE the illustrations and Ox's last line at the end. Unfortunately, I feel it's a bit small for storytime.... which means it's a perfect candidate for flannel! I'm pretty proud… Continue reading Flannel Friday: I Lost My Sock!