Storytime Spotlight: Baby Animal Bash

  Spring is almost in the air... which means it's time for some of my favorite books and songs about baby animals!  Family time was so much fun last Saturday.  Here's the rundown: Welcome/Opening Songs: If You're Happy & You Know It Shake My Sillies Out ABC Routine: Letter H Transition/Fingerplay: Dance Your Fingers Book… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Baby Animal Bash

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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

Flannel Friday: Baby Bear’s Big Feast

Happy Flannel Friday!  Many thanks to Emily for hosting this week over at Literary Hoots.  (While you're there, you should definitely check out the rest of her awesome blog)!  You also don't want to miss the Flannel Friday website, Pinterest, or Facebook page. This week our theme was bears.  The preschoolers have been super into flannel stories lately (especially folk… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Baby Bear’s Big Feast

Flannel Friday: The Great, Big, Enormous Carrot!

This week's Flannel Friday is a fun adaptation of the traditional Russian folk tale "The Great, Big, Enormous Turnip."  The original tale can be found many places, but my favorite beautiful flannel pattern for the original comes from Judy Sierra's Flannel Board Storytelling Book.  Inspiration for this fun story also comes from Perry Public Library.… Continue reading Flannel Friday: The Great, Big, Enormous Carrot!

Flannel Friday: Ahhh Choo! with Tulips & Toddlers

Happy Flannel Friday!  Hope everyone had a good week.  (We won't talk about mine.  All that needs to be said is FINALS.... dun dun dun!)  Thank you to Kathryn at Fun with Friends at Storytime for hosting the round-up this week.  You can also check out the Flannel Friday website, Pinterest, or Facebook page! I actually had a… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Ahhh Choo! with Tulips & Toddlers