Storytime Spotlight: The Big Blue Sea (Family Time)

Still playing catch up with my favorite fun summer storytimes! Led my first ever beach-themed storytimes in July and they were a BLAST. Here's a plan that worked really well with my mixed-age Family Crowd. I had a lot of preschoolers this time, so my activities skewed slightly higher:   Welcome & Set Expectations *Sing:… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: The Big Blue Sea (Family Time)

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Storytime Spotlight: Bears n’ Berries with the Preschool Pack

I LOVE bears.  There's so many fun books, songs, rhymes, flannels... and so many different angles you can take!  You can do polar bears, teddy bears, bears in spring, bears hibernating in fall, forest friends... you get the idea.  Since spring has finally come to Colorado (*crosses fingers*) this week I went for what I… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Bears n’ Berries with the Preschool Pack

Storytime Saturday: Rainy Days (Preschool Pack)

Now for Preschool Storytime- always my favorite!  (I separated my Flannel Friday posts this week because I used a few different books/flannels for my bigger kids and the layout is little different, especially for Letter of the Week). Welcome/Opening Songs: I start with a “thumbs” check in.  Then I put out two thumbs up because… Continue reading Storytime Saturday: Rainy Days (Preschool Pack)

Flannel Friday: Get Up & Groove (Toddler/Preschool Storytime)

I was so excited when I saw the Summer Reading theme for this week's Flannel Friday!  We actually just did a healthy movin' and groovin' storytime to go along with this year's One Book for Colorado, Giraffes Can't Dance.  It was super fun and I'm so excited to share the whole plan with you- hopefully… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Get Up & Groove (Toddler/Preschool Storytime)

Flannel Friday: Dog Days (Outreach Storytime)

Welcome to my first Flannel Friday post!  I'm so excited to share this storytime with you today.  This storytime was a HUGE hit with my preschoolers when I was doing outreach.  Since I started in a new role at the library, I adapted the plan to include a craft and be more flexible for toddlers/preschoolers.… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Dog Days (Outreach Storytime)