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! Permission to draw connections between… 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!
One more math flannel to share this week! Shape Monster is super fun and easy. All you need is a sock puppet and some shapes! Shape Monster, Shape Monster, hungry for lunch! I wonder which shape you'd like to munch? ____ Credit: I found this shape monster rhyme (or something quite like it) in one of… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Shape Monster
I've got another bookish flannel to share this week! I absolutely love Walter's Wonderful Web by Tim Hopgood. It's a beautiful book as is, but I knew it would make an even more fun flannel. This is a great one for a math, shapes, or spider themed storytime! This is a sweet story about a… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Walter’s Wonderful Web
This is a great flannel or prop game for talking with the kids and building their background knowledge! First, we take the hats out and talk about them. What color is this hat? Who wears it? Then I hide a cat or a bat inside the hat and we play a guessing game! This is… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Hat Hiding Games