A Link Extravaganza!

Anyone binge watching RuPaul’s Drag Race right now? Just me? Anyways. One of the things I said I would blog about are all the cool things I find online that relate to the field of serving children.  So here is my first link extravanganza! Check out these awesome resources.


New Ways to Supercharge Your Storytimes
October 9th, Free! Archived version available.
“With early literacy instructor Saroj Ghoting and other experts in the field, WebJunction recently updated and expanded the training to fully cover the early literacy components, to consider storytimes through an equity lens, and to strengthen assessment of the impact of library storytimes. Find out why HOW you interact with children and families is as important as what you do or how frequently you do it.”

Story-times and Transitions with Heart: Lessons for Early Educators from Youth Librarians
October 24th, Free!
“Participants in this webinar will learn simple ways to make whole group experiences more lively and inclusive by incorporating the power of music, rhyme, and social-emotional concepts. These same building blocks can be used to ease transitions and make for a happier classroom environment.”

Trauma-Informed Care in ECE: Key Strategies for Healing and Behavioral Change
October 17, Free! Archived version available.
“Children with a history of trauma often “act out” their distress through behaviors that are challenging for adults to understand.  This session, presented by Barbara Sorrels, Ed.D., author and child development expert, will focus on understanding the message of challenging behavior and strategies to help children heal.”

Blog Posts

Teaching Poetry to Middle Graders
Chalk full of resources that are super helpful to anyone running a writing program for school-age kids.

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) Book Award Finalists Announced
Check out some amazing Canadian children’s books for the 8 award categories.

2019 Picture Book Preview, Part 5
So many good books coming out next year!

Monolingual in a Multilingual World? Let’s Talk (and Maybe Sing) about It
I loved this post on the ALSC blog that pushes us to incorporate a variety of languages in storytime. Videos included!

Feel free to leave a comment with a professional resource you’ve recently discovered!


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