Storytimes

Cats and Dogs Storytime

If you read my blog, you know I don't like to make my storytime themes too narrow. Cats and dogs go together, right?? Putting them in the same category expands my choices! Books Puppy Pool Party by Seth Casteel Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin Puppy, Puppy, Puppy by Julia Sternberg One Pup's… Continue reading Cats and Dogs Storytime

Storytimes

Babies, Baby! Storytime

Right before I left for maternity leave, I did a "babies"-themed storytime and it was super cute and perfectly timed! I went into labor four days later! Books Babies on the Go by Linda Ashman Baby Party by Rebecca O’Connell A Band of Babies by Carole Gerber Where, Oh Where is Baby Bear? By Ashley Wolff Baby Parade by Rebecca… Continue reading Babies, Baby! Storytime

Book Reviews, Storytimes

Zoo Animals, Birds, Cats, and More: New Read-Alouds October

We got lots of new picture books that would make great storytime read-alouds this month!!! (Not all were published in October, just new to me!) Not Yet, Zebra by Lou Kuenzler Toddler+ Zoo animals ABCs Super cute illustrations make this one good for me! Zoo animals and ABCs make it great! Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,… Continue reading Zoo Animals, Birds, Cats, and More: New Read-Alouds October

Preschool STEAM

Crazy Art: Putting the A in STEAM

A lot of people forget the A in STEAM, but it is very important and probably my favorite part of the STEAM acronym! For this preschool STEAM program, we did three art activities that work on gross and fine motor skills.Station 1: Zip Lock Bag Painting Supplies needed: gallon sized zip lock bags (quart will… Continue reading Crazy Art: Putting the A in STEAM

Book Reviews

Resilient Refugees & Rebel Librarians : My October Reads

It was a slow reading month for me where children's books were concerned. I spent the first half of the month reading books for people my own age, so I only made it to a few this month. The links in the post lead to the book's Goodreads profile. The Fox Girl and the White… Continue reading Resilient Refugees & Rebel Librarians : My October Reads

Preschool STEAM, Uncategorized

Spring STEAMing : Wind Chimes and Binoculars

This is another one of my early preschool STEAM programs that I unfortunately didn't document well. We did Springtime STEAM and started with one of my absolute favorite spring storytime books. Plants Can't Sit Still by Rebecca Hirsch Station 1: Windchimes This activity encourages children to play with sounds by making their own windchimes. Supplies… Continue reading Spring STEAMing : Wind Chimes and Binoculars

Preschool STEAM

STEAM with Shapes and Colors: Kaleidoscopes and String Art

For my very first ever Preschool STEAM event, we made kaleidoscopes and string art-- great activities for learning about shapes and colors. Unfortunately, I didn't document a lot from this program, so I will mostly be sharing links to others' directions! Book When just starting out this program, I read a book at the beginning.… Continue reading STEAM with Shapes and Colors: Kaleidoscopes and String Art

Book Reviews

Best Children’s Biographies of Women

After researching which women were being profiled in recently published biographies of women, I thought I'd put together a list of what I consider to be the best. The links in this post lead to the books' Goodreads profile. Rad American Women from A-Z by Kate Schatz Recommed for ages 8+ I would argue that… Continue reading Best Children’s Biographies of Women

Book Reviews

Another Book With Frida Kahlo on the Cover: The Publishing Trend of Children’s Biographies of Women

In the past few years, there has been a proliferation of children's nonfiction books published that contain biographical profiles of several historical (and present-day) women. As a feminist, I love seeing this trend grow. We need updated and appealling books about women in kid lit. However, despite my excitement at seeing these books pop up… Continue reading Another Book With Frida Kahlo on the Cover: The Publishing Trend of Children’s Biographies of Women