Identifying and learning colors is a huge part of early education, so here's a few of my favorite elements to use Stories I think "Monsters Love Colors" was the first book I tried my cheat to make felts straight from the book.  And these ones turned out pretty good.  It involves mixing colors, so I... Continue Reading →

Editing in process!! Using interactive picture books in a storytime is a great way to energize your program.  It doesn't just make books more fun, it's also educational.  It creates body awareness through movement, and you're learning how to follow instructions in a group setting. Some of these books will work better than others, depending... Continue Reading →

"Numbers--the letters of math." I thought I would share some of my favorite stories to do for a number storytime! Stories My go-to number book for a few years now has been "5 Stinky Socks" by Jim Benton.  I think it flew under most people's radar, but it's hilarious!  I do this one as a... Continue Reading →

UPDATE: As another librarian pointed out, flannelboards can be considered fair use, but making coloring sheets of a individual's art would be considered a "derivative work" and probably infringing on copyright, depending on the situation.  So what I've actually done is gone out of my way to contact the authors of the two books I... Continue Reading →

Kids love trucks.  Shocking right??  In other breaking news, the sky is blue and pie is delicious.  So when I do storytime, I usually devote at least one week to the subject of transportation, because of the high interest and the huge amount of great material out there. My storytime has a wide age gap, anywhere... Continue Reading →

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