Monday, July 30, 2012

A Break from Storytime

I am sad to announce that I will no longer have a story time program at my library. Due to the failure of our library funding initiative I have had to cut most programs from the library budget. I still plan on posting here and there and will update the themes with new books as they come across my desk. Keep that creativity alive for me!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Storytime: Library Time

I Took My Frog to the Library by Eric Kimmel
Mr. Lobster & Mrs. Crab
Carlo Likes Reading by Jessica Sanyol
Hickory Dickory Dock
Feltboard: Book! Book! Book!
Book! by Kristine O'Connell George
Grand Old Duke of York
Listen to the beat
Balloon Float
Row Your Boat
Close Your Eyes
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Read It, Don't Eat It! by Ian Schoenherr

Feltboard: Book! Book! Book!

Based on the book:
Book! Book! Book! by Deborah Bruss

Feltboard pieces from Microsoft Clip Art

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Every Child Ready to Read

From Every Child Ready to Read®, 2nd Edition

Adapted by Mary Fellows, Upper Hudson Library System

This handout is full of great tips to share with parents during storytime!


Feltboard: Five Little Birds

Five little birds flying around my door
The orange one flew away, and then there were four

Four little birds sitting in a tree
The purple one flew away, and then there were three

Three little birds didn't know what to do
The red one flew away, and then there were two

Two little birds sitting in the sun
The green one flew away, and then there was one

One little bird sitting all alone
She flew away, and then there were none

But later on that day.... (bring back all the birds)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Storytime: Birds

Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard
2 Little Blackbirds
Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert
Owl Hokey Pokey
Don't Copy Me by Jonathan Allen
Feltboard: 5 Little Birds
The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett
Tip: Singing is a great way to help children learn new words and information. Songs are a natural way to learn language.
This is the Way we Plant the Seeds
Birds by Kevin Henkes

Host puppet is Naughty Crow. He is always so fresh to the kids and tends to go after the shiny jewelry worn by moms in the group. I hope he is on his best behavior today. He will introduce the theme and will do the Owl Pokey with us and will help me do the feltboard as well. I won't make him do yoga today though ;)

Children who start kindergarten ready to learn to read have greater success throughout their school years. They are more likely to read at or above grade level by the end of 2nd grade. Children who read at or above grade level by the end of 4th grade are much more likely to graduate from high school and be successful readers and learners throughout their lives.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Storytime: How Kind! (or not so kind sometimes)

Clumsy Crab by Ruth Galloway
Mrs. Crab
Mine! by Shutta Crum
Roll Your Hands
Me Want Pet by Tammi Sauer
If Your Happy and You Know It
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink by Jane Yolen
Where is Thumbkin?
How Kind! by Mary Murphy