With Summer right around the corner I thought I would dust off one of my favourite storytimes- all about hats! The parents will love you for bringing hats back into fashion and the kiddies will adore the Silly Hat song. Or as Liz Anderson and I (and Michael Scott) like to say Win-Win-Win! I started… Continue reading Hats Off to You: A Storytime!
Since March I’ve been working as middle years focused Children’s Librarian. One of the programs I inherited is a Tween Book Club that meets once a month to discuss a book or graphic novel we’ve all read the previous month. I was so nervous to take over this program, but it has been an absolute… Continue reading Tween Book Club: Yotsuba&!
Thank you all for making our first time hosting Flannel Friday a wonderful experience! There are so many great submissions below that we feel honoured to be part of this community. We’ll be sharing these on Twitter as well, so follow along with the hashtag #flannelstorytime. Here it goes! Lisa at Libraryland made these adorable… Continue reading Flannel Friday – May 16th!
It’s our first time hosting the Flannel Friday roundup and we are so excited! Thank you Meg for the GIFs! In case you’re new, here’s the run down: What is Flannel Friday? Flannel Friday is a weekly event in which participants post a description of a flannelboard, puppet, or prop storytime activity on their blogs… Continue reading Flannel Friday Placeholder
It has been awhile since I’ve posted just a regular old storytime outline (too much ranting and raving I guess!) but this was one of my favourites in recent memory PLUS I whipped up a flannel for it to celebrate hosting Jbrary’s first Flannel Friday! Without further ado I present Count ‘Em Up: A Numbers Storytime…. Continue reading Count ‘Em Up: A Numbers Storytime
I can plan a preschool storytime with my eyes closed, but when it comes to planning school-aged storytimes I am much less confident. Thankfully there are some really fantastic blogs out there with book and song recommendations for this age group. Do you read Storytime All-Stars? Well you should because she has tons of thematic… Continue reading Grade 1 Storytime: Funny Stuff
Way back in February we celebrated International Mother Language Day round these parts. And because I work at a branch that has materials for kids in six different languages I felt it was my duty to try out some of these languages in storytime. Now it’s May which means February was basically last week and I’m finally getting… Continue reading Multilingual Storytimes: A Beginner’s Guide