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)

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Storytime Spotlight: Sand & Sea (Toddler Time)

We had our first snow this week, but I'm still dreaming of fun summer storytimes! Here's the last installment of our fun in the sun:     Welcome & Set Expectations *Sing: Hands are Clapping Prop Talk: UnPack a Beach Bag I reached inside my bag for our first book and pulled out... sunglasses! "What… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Sand & Sea (Toddler 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: Let’s Hop in a Box

Many thanks to my fabulous coworker and friend Tanya Prax for putting together such a fun storytime this week and letting me share it!  My only tweak was sneaking in a few extra flannels and swapping my usual weekly hat out for a box.  🙂 Here's how it went with the toddlers... Theme Introduction: I… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Let’s Hop in a Box

Storytime Spotlight: Fire Safety with Toddler Tikes

Fire safety is one of my favorite storytime themes!  We had a blast last week.  Here's a closer look at the plan... Welcome/Opening Songs: I wore my firefighter hat for this one!  As always, when we took a bow my hat fell off.  Cracks them up every time! If You’re Happy and You Know It… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Fire Safety with Toddler Tikes

Storytime Saturday: Rainy Days (Toddler Time)

It's spring and you know what that means... RAIN!  (Or, if you live in Colorado... SNOW!) So even though it's been snowing, we forged ahead with a rainy days theme storytime this week and the kiddos loved it!  First up is the plan for Toddler Time.  Here's some of the books I had ready to… Continue reading Storytime Saturday: Rainy Days (Toddler Time)