Baby Storytime: Favourite Fingerplays and Tickles

Crazy about all the little babies? We are too! In fact, we get asked about running baby storytimes or babytimes (as we call them here in Vancouver) ALL THE TIME. For this reason Lindsey wrote her Baby Storytime Beginner’s Guide. But she didn’t stop there, a couple weeks ago Lindsey kicked off a series all about… Continue reading Baby Storytime: Favourite Fingerplays and Tickles

Baby Storytime: A Beginner’s Guide

Recently on the Storytime Underground Facebook group, people have been asking questions about how to run a baby storytime.  Baby storytime is also known as simply babytime or lapsit.  Yes you get to be surrounded by super cute babies, but I find interacting with caregivers, especially with regards to providing early literacy training, a key… Continue reading Baby Storytime: A Beginner’s Guide

Revamping Baby Storytime: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the ‘Chute

As an on-call librarian, I do many babytimes throughout Vancouver to groups of many different sizes.  Since July I’ve had the opportunity of providing the baby storytime to one particular branch each week, allowing me to cultivate relationships, grow the attendance, and try new things.  On average, I get about 20-30 caregivers + babies per… Continue reading Revamping Baby Storytime: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the ‘Chute