Storytime Spotlight: Going Places (Family Time)

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)

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Storytime Spotlight: C is for Cake & Cookies (Family Time)

As mentioned in my earlier toddler post, I try to share an alphabet or color-themed storytime once a month because it's such a great opportunity to ask open-ended questions.  I bring in a group of objects for the kids to talk about and compare how they are the same and different.  This month we did a… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: C is for Cake & Cookies (Family Time)

Storytime Spotlight: C is for Cookies & Cake (Toddlers)

It's been waaaaay too long since I shared some storytime reflections... Time flies when you're having fun! I try to share an alphabet or color-themed storytime once a month because it's such a great opportunity to bring in different objects for the kids to compare and discuss how they are the same and different.  This… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: C is for Cookies & Cake (Toddlers)

Storytime Spotlight: Fingers & Feet (All About Me) at Toddler Time

I'm excited to share a new storytime plan today!  Since starting at my new library system, my routine has definitely changed.  Firstly, I'm adapting to the smaller crowd sizes.  I'm also adjusting to new families and their storytime traditions.  It's been a very fun journey full of support from my new colleagues and many awesome… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Fingers & Feet (All About Me) at Toddler Time

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