I usually have trouble with finding good readaloud books that work in large groups for holidays. They usually tend to be really slow and wordy. Which is why I love "Frankenstein Doesn't Wear Earmuffs" by John Loren, it's now one of my go-to books for Halloween--it's quick and the pictures are large and gorgeous. Feel... Continue Reading →

Mike Boldt always has a great humorous touch to all of his books, and "Find Fergus" is no exception. In this book, Fergus the bear tries to hide from the viewer, only he's really bad at it. Based on the suggestions of the narrator, he tries to find a better hiding spot on the next... Continue Reading →

I've done several storytimes about body parts, but this is the first one I did solely about hands.  Eye hand coordination is obviously very important for a child's development, so I think I picked some great stories, rhymes, and an activity to help with that. Stories "High Five Animals!" just came out and it is... Continue Reading →

This one is kinda like my opposite storytime, which I'll write about later, but talking about size is another easy theme.  And talking about perception is a great way for kiddos to learn about how to more effectively communicate through classification.  So here's what I've used to talk about size. Stories "I'm the Biggest Thing... Continue Reading →

Who doesn't love Pete the Cat??  Over 80 kids showed up to our Pete the Cat storytime, so I wanted to share what we did. Setup I modeled this program off of our popular Dr. Seuss Birthday Party, where half the time is stories, and the other half is crafts and activities.  And I knew... Continue Reading →

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