Ages ago, before the days of COVID, I did a water storytime for my kiddos. Our last storytime before the library closed, was one the week after I was returning from vacation into a heavy programming week, and I needed something that would take a little less prep. So, I created a water storytime using a few new things mixed with recycled ideas from a water storytime and outreach visit I did in 2018. Continue reading
Way back when, before I went on vacation and came back to a pandemic that changed everything, I did a music and movement program for Leap Day. We had just begun weekly programming at our new branch (which we opened in September), and this was my contribution. Continue reading
The week of Leap Day meant a leaping storytime was essential. We can only do a Leap Day theme once every four years right? Now since Leap Day/Year books are hard to come by, I went with the fairly standard leaping/jumping theme. Continue reading
For valentines week it seemed appropriate to do a friendship theme in storytime. Plus, I had some really great books that fit this theme just sitting on my desk begging to be used. Continue reading
I chose to do a hat themed storytime for this dreary winter week.
I began with We Found A Hat by Jon Klassen. I love all the books in the Hat trilogy, but felt this one was the least dark and possibly traumatizing for my young kiddos. I loved having them figure out what the second turtle was thinking based on the pictures.
Every winter I have the pleasure of presenting at least one Music and Movement program to my young library patrons. This year I chose to do a Cat’s and Dogs themed program. Continue reading
Construction at my library is done! This means we are back to regular hours, and regular programs, so I am back at it with my preschool storytime. In this program we always do a semester long “build,” and for winter we decided to do The Three Little Pigs. In order to introduce the story and get the kiddos ready for our build, I did a three little themed storytime. It was really just sharing a few different retellings of the original story. Continue reading
Rather than doing a full blown Thanksgiving storytime this week, I chose to do something a bit more subtle, but still tied into the fact that Thanksgiving was coming up. I chose a pie theme for storytime this week.
Bears are always a good choice for fall storytimes, so I decided to do a bear theme this week. Continue reading
Halloween is my favorite holiday, so it is also my favorite storytime! For this week’s program I did friendly monsters for the theme.