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… 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