Hello all! I haven’t posted in a little while because I’ve been getting settled in to my new job! I’m now the Head of Youth Services at a library in a suburb of Philadelphia. I see the skyline every day on my way home. I really love that. It’s my fourth day and I really,…… Continue reading New Job!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za-Px_nbsCA&t=3s Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell) We clap and sing hello, We clap and sing hello, With our friends at story time, We clap and sing hello! We tap and sing hello (tap knees) // We stretch and sing hello (stretch arms up) // We wave and sing hello (wave) Source: Storytime Katie Song: The Wheels on the Bus…… Continue reading Love & Hugs Story Time ONLINE (2021)
My friend Dr. Steve Silvestro is an awesome person AND a great pediatrician. In anticipation of an upcoming podcast about speaking with kids about diversity, he asked me to compose a list of diverse books for every age. I’m pretty proud of it. Check it out and let me know if there’s anything you’d add!…… Continue reading Diverse Books for All Ages
I’m particularly proud of this month’s passive program. (I am really lousy at taping letters up evenly!) I adapted the ideas I found on Pinterest here and here. I posted the following sign that I made on Publisher: I set out answer sheets that the kids can make their guesses on and turn in to us…… Continue reading December Passive Program
For our November passive program I wanted to do something that allowed the kids to tell us what they’re thankful for. I decided on a turkey where feathers could be added to make a big, bright tail. Here’s the sign I designed using postermywall.com: Here’s our sign, crayons, and a basket of turkey feathers: And…… Continue reading November Passive Program
Welcome Song: Hi, Hello and How Are You (to the tune of London Bridges) Hi, hello and how are you? How are you? How are you? Hi, hello and how are you? How are you today? Song: Open Shut Them Open shut them, open shut them Give a little clap, clap, clap. Open shut them,…… Continue reading Fish Story Time (2015)
We like to have at least one passive program going on. This month we have two! After a Pinterest search, I decided our first passive program would be a candy quiz. Appropriate for the month of October, right? I’d heard of and seen candy quizzes before but I figured it might be a new concept…… Continue reading October Passive Programs
Every other Friday we provide materials for kids to take home a craft. We leave the stuff out all day (we make 20) and it’s first come, first serve. We usually try and follow the story time theme that week. I was in charge of the craft for this Friday so (after some Pinterest searching)…… Continue reading Make and Take Craft Friday
Does your library have a train table? We do. And it’s full of drama. And we don’t have those cheap little plastic trains. Oh no. We’re geniuses and we have the big heavy wood and metal trains. The ones that cause physical harm. There have been knock down drag out fights over a particular train…… Continue reading Welcome to Thunderdome aka The Train Table
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