Storytimes

Letter “R” Storytime

This storytime is a part of my ABC Storytimes series. Books For Reading Aloud In the Rain by Elizabeth Spurr Reading for Early Literacy Tips There are several opportunities for children to make gestures and follow actions in this book. Ask them to stomp, pat a mud pie, and/or put their arms above their head like a… Continue reading Letter “R” Storytime

Storytimes

Letter “Q” Storytime

This lesson is a part of my ABC Storytimes series. Books Books to Read Aloud Quiet, Loud by Leslie Patricelli Reading for Early Literacy Tips There are plenty of opportunity to ask children to mimic actions from the story: stomp like you are in grown-up shoes, say “clash, bang” with the drums, etc.  One very fun activity… Continue reading Letter “Q” Storytime

Book Reviews

Confident Characters and Classic Reboots: My March Reads

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee Ages 8-12 This book is a great mix of fantasy and sci-fi for middle grade readers who love adventure books. Min, a shapeshifter, begins her adventure when an investigator comes to her home in Jinju inquiring about her brother who he accuses of deserting his responsibilities as a Space… Continue reading Confident Characters and Classic Reboots: My March Reads

Preschool STEAM

Learning Technology Without the Screens: Preschool Tech STEAM

We all know the screen time scares. Research is starting to show some negative impacts of all the screen time our little ones are getting in this tech-filled world. While these impacts are reals and worrisome, technology can also be good and necessary. We limit screen time when children are little, but as they grow… Continue reading Learning Technology Without the Screens: Preschool Tech STEAM

Storytimes

Letter “P” Storytime

This storytime is a part of my ABC Storytimes series. Books to Read Aloud Pigs in Pajamas by Maggie Smith Reading for Early Literacy  This book is basically a letter “p” tongue twister. The repetition is great for alphabetic knowledge and phonological awareness. Ask simple questions during the story and pause to allow time to answer: Do… Continue reading Letter “P” Storytime

Storytimes

Letter “O” Storytime

This storytime is a part of my ABC Storytimes series. Books to Read Aloud Oopsie-Do by Tim Kubart Reading for Early Literacy Tips This book asks the question “What do you say?” for the reader. Encourage children to answer with “Oopsie-do.” When the main character stumbles and falls, point out her red cheeks and tears and ask,… Continue reading Letter “O” Storytime

Storytimes

Letter “N” Storytime

This storytime is a part of my ABC Storytimes series. Books to Read Aloud The Very Cold, Freezing, No-Number Day by Ashley Sorenson Reading for Early Literacy Tips This story asks children to trace the numbers on the page. Ask the children to trace numbers in the air. This story asks the children the questions for you.… Continue reading Letter “N” Storytime