Storytime Spotlight: It Started with a Snow Plow and Ended with a Duck

Wondering how we got from trucks to ducks? Here's a recent go with the flow mixed-age family storytime!   Welcome & Set Expectations *Sing: Clap Everybody and Say Hello Flannel: Saw a Snowflake... This is a fun counting up OR down song I like to sing in winter! It's a very versatile tune. This time… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: It Started with a Snow Plow and Ended with a Duck

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Storytime Spotlight: It Started with a Little Mouse and Ended with a Noisy Night

Here's another fun flow storytime! Featuring my recent Mouse House flannel makeover in action. Welcome & Set Expectations *Sing: Clap Everybody & Say Hello Read: Good Night Owl by Greg Pizzoli This was actually my first time reading this book in storytime, because it's always bugged me that Owl is trying to sleep at night… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: It Started with a Little Mouse and Ended with a Noisy Night

Storytime Spotlight: It Started with a Birthday and Ended with Some Animals

We've all been there, right?! This is how I picture you reacting: But in this case the tagline does not refer to my actual 30th - I'm talking about our recent storytime! 🙂 I took a weekend off for my birthday and came back to storytime with some cake and candles in tow. Here we… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: It Started with a Birthday and Ended with Some Animals

Storytime Spotlight: Leaves & Trees, Take Two (Family Time)

Another fall storytime reflection! This time I had literally one of the BEST groups ever in the past three years I've been doing storytime. I really connected with the kiddos and the parents. It's difficult to describe, but the whole thing felt like one long back and forth, natural conversation. The entire time, everyone was… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Leaves & Trees, Take Two (Family Time)

Storytime Spotlight: Trees & Leaves, Take One (Family Time)

Here's one of my favorite fun storytimes from this fall! This day I had a younger crowd, so this storytime definitely skewed on the toddler side.       *Welcome & Set Expectations *Sing: This is the Way We Clap Our Hands... Read: Night Owl by Toni Yuly If you haven't run into Yuly before… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Trees & Leaves, Take One (Family Time)

Storytime Spotlight: On the Go (Family Time)

I love talking about transportation in summer or round the holidays because many of my families are traveling! The week after our storytime about Going Places, we talked about how do you get to places, anyways? Where do you walk? Where do you drive? Why? Welcome & Set Expectations *Sing: Bread & Butter Read: Giant… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: On the Go (Family Time)

Storytime Spotlight: Puppies & Parks (Family Time)

Woke up to cold and freshly fallen snow! It's a perfect morning to drink hot tea and remember warmer summer storytimes. I LOVE this theme because it's so rooted in kids' everyday experiences. They bring a lot of background knowledge to the table when it comes to parks and playing outside! Welcome & Set Expectations… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Puppies & Parks (Family Time)